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Dubai's best breakfast spots

Mon, August 24, 2020

Experience the best start to your day at these charming cafes in the city.


Experience the best start to your day at these charming cafes in the city.




Close to the Dubai Water Canal and Downtown Dubai, this family-friendly restaurant in Al Manara is always buzzing in the morning thanks to its relaxed vibe and menu that pays homage to modern European bistro cuisine. Breakfasts are a hearty affair with acai bowls, curry bowls and sublime French toast, but it’s the organic egg-based dishes that will keep you coming back for more.

Try the Turkish eggs, which features whipped aubergine and poached eggs with chilli butter, yoghurt and feta cheese. The popular shakshouka, a Middle Eastern dish with baked eggs in a spiced tomato-based ragout, is another top choice.


Revo Café

Sit back, relax and settle in for a leisurely breakfast with a view. Revo Café at Anantara The Palm serves up vistas of the Arabian Gulf’s shimmering waters as well as a selection of healthy dishes created using fine, fresh ingredients.

You’ll be spoilt for choice here with nutrition-packed homemade muesli and granola, pancakes, waffles, French toast and scrambled eggs to name a few. Don’t forget to toast to an incredible morning by the beach with a refreshing detox juice blend before taking in the sights of Palm Jumeirah.


Located in Jumeirah's upscale mall The Galleria, this neighbourhood eatery is bright, airy and welcoming – all the ingredients for a memorable breakfast setting. Every inch of this beautiful space is carefully thought out, and this attention to detail spills over to the dishes served here.

Aside from classic poached eggs and croissants, there are a number of healthy surprises in store each morning, such as the buckwheat flapjacks topped with roasted butternut and pumpkin seeds. Also worth trying are the hummus toastie and quinoa breakfast tart for a novel superfood twist.


This holistic haven is one of the city’s hidden gems. The dedicated wellbeing centre also boasts a plant-based café amid its tranquil zen-like garden complete with cobbled pathways, rustic log tables and colourful decor.

The slow pace attracts visitors who are keen to catch up on their reading or relax with friends over a cup of freshly-brewed coffee. With health as the key focus, the food served here is free from gluten, sugar, dairy and artificial ingredients, but definitely doesn’t compromise on taste. Their rich chocolate porridge will convince you of that.

The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us is no ordinary cafe. From the moment you enter the chic space, the aromas of freshly-baked dough mixed with roasted coffee beans (and a little bit of magic) greet you. You won’t want to leave.

The venue which doubles up as a bakery and coffee roastery, aims to please with its all-day breakfast menu. Served from 8am to 5pm, it’s the perfect breakfast spot for those who aren’t fans of early morning starts. Fuel up with the smoothie bowl, blueberry and ricotta pancakes, coconut and chia pudding, or go all out with their ‘big breakfast’. Oh and it’s true, the coffee here really is in a league of its own.

Baker & Spice

Baker & Spice prides itself on supporting the sustainable movement in Dubai, and uses only local and organic ingredients in its daily-changing menu. With three outlets across the city, the cafe offers international dishes, often with a Middle Eastern twist.

Feast on freshly-baked bread and pastries, and their legendary shakshouka eggs for a morning meal to remember. Baker & Spice also has a range of artisanal products including homemade jams and blended spices that you can purchase as souvenirs.

Comptoir 102

For a great start to your morning, look no further than this atmospheric concept store and café occupying a Jumeirah villa. Their health-boosting menu echoes the eclectic theme and décor, and uses nutrient-rich, organic ingredients that are prepared to maximise nutritional value.

Taste is not compromised at all in dishes such as the buckwheat pancakes (sweet and savoury), crème Budwig (pureed fruit with lemon juice, topped with nuts and seeds), and the chia seed pudding. Wash it down with a dairy-free, superfood-boosted smoothie, and you’ll be set for the day.

The Lighthouse

In the heart of Dubai Design District, this chic restaurant also doubles as a concept store, selling everything from minimalist furniture to books and handcrafted gifts. The man in charge is Dubai-based chef Izu Ani, and the menu is packed with simple yet healthy dishes, from freshly-made pastries to baked cheese pies. There are plenty of egg-based dishes to choose from – enough to satisfy every breakfast craving.

Once you’re full, you can browse The Lighthouse’s gift shop or explore the district's range of popular concept stores and art galleries.

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