Coffee, good food and great conversation (or a book) – what more could you need…
If all you want to do is catch up time with mates, sip on a good coffee and enjoy some yummy bites, you can always head to a cosy cafe that will tick all the requirement boxes. Dubai is packed with plenty of options including Instagrammable cafes, boutique roasters, garden cafes and more are popping up almost on a weekly basis.
If you’re looking for your next hot cup of coffee or a tasty treat, here’s a list of four brand-new cafes in Dubai to head to.
Encounter Coffee has opened a new cafe in the Mall of the Emirates – a great spot to visit before your weekly supermarket shopping spree. Inside, the space is light and airy, complete with a coffee bar and surfboards – a nod to its Australian roots. The menu features light and bright dishes such as souffle pancakes with creme brulee, Turkish eggs, fried chicken bao, and more. Opt for the signature croissants or pastries for a lighter snack. Don’t leave without trying their coffee which showcases tastes and flavours from across the globe.
Mall of the Emirates, opposite Marks & Spencers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Tel: (0)56 373 2555. @encountercoffeeroasters
MORE has opened its doors in One Central Dubai in World Trade Centre. It’s not only a great spot to catch up with friends, but you can also work and even just relax with a book if you want to. The menu offers a vast selection of international dishes using locally sourced ingredients, speciality coffees, and refreshing beverages. A few dishes include eggs benedict, fruity bircher and golden shakshuka for breakfast or, nasi goreng, butter chicken, and fish and chips for dinner. Staying healthy? Pick from smoothies, milkshakes or juice. For coffee fans, there’s a selection of speciality coffees.
More, Office 1, One Central Dubai, World Trade Centre, Dubai, Mon to Fri 7am to 10pm, Sat and Sun 8am to 10pm, @morecafearabia
Love Italian food? Head to Monno on Al Wasl Road. The homegrown cafe is launched by two Emiratis with a love for Italy and its cuisine. The cafe oozes a casual and rustic charm perfect for a quick coffee break or even a romantic dinner. Monno’s menu features a range of antipasti, pizzas, main courses and traditional desserts and much more.
Monno, 304 Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, open 12pm to 12am daily, Tel: (0)4 332 2255, monno.ae
The Coffee Club
With more than 20 outlets, The Coffee Club has long been a popular café to find an Australian breakfast, lunch and dinner in the UAE. And they’ve recently opened up a branch in Dubai Hills Mall. The brand recently revealed its new look and feel, offering a brand new comfortable environment where guests can eat, recharge and catch up with friends and family and Dubai Hills Mall is the first branch to showcase this change. Must-try signature dishes include an all-day healthy breakfast platter, avo smash and smoked salmon on toast, turkey pastrami eggs, spinach and mushroom eggs, chicken avo Caesar wrap and more.
The Coffee Club, Ground floor, near Entrance 3, Dubai Hills Mall, daily 8am to 11pm. thecoffeeclubme.com