The city of Dubai takes breakfast very seriously and, with so many places to choose from, we felt the need to round up the best of the best. Disclaimer: they won’t break the bank, but we can’t say the same about your diet!
Calling all Dubai foodies and penny pinchers! Circle Café is located all over Dubai and offers all-you-can-eat breakfast for only AED 65 every weekend. The only stipulation? You must make a reservation. That’s right! From 8am-4pm on weekends, you can choose from a wide variety of breakfast offerings including beetroot toast, English breakfast, shakshuka, scrambled eggs – and lots more. Each order comes with a cup of coffee or tea.
Circle Café, multiple locations around Dubai, 055 736 8127
One Life Kitchen & Café
The cool kid of cafés in Dubai, this two-storey café has a small library, a working space, and delicious dishes that you won’t even realise are healthy! With breakfast served until 3pm on weekends and midday on weekdays, options include Stacked Bancakes (gluten-free banana and oat flour pancakes with berries, almond flakes, and maple syrup) and Portobello Toast (roasted mushrooms sliced on smashed avocado on sourdough toast, topped with sautéed leeks and cherry tomatoes). One Life has also partnered with Deliveroo, which means it delivers across Dubai, so you don’t need to visit d3 to enjoy its breakfast.
One Life Kitchen, Dubai Design District Building 5, 04 513 4727
Bistro Des Arts
Located in Dubai Marina, this café is popular with residents, whether it be for cheese-and-wine nights or for its fabulous weekly breakfast offer. For AED 76, enjoy the Le Continental that includes cold cuts, sausages, baguette, juice, eggs any way you like, bacon, and beans. Feel like staying on the healthy side? Try the Le Healthy that consists of granola with yoghurt, egg whites, fresh fruit, and detox juices for a price tag of AED 79. Breakfast offers can be enjoyed from 8am-12pm, Sunday to Thursday.
Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina Promenade, adjacent to Dubai Marina Mall, 04 551 1576
Indulge in an all-you-can-eat breakfast for just AED 79 on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 12 pm at Farzi, where you can choose between multigrain toast, potato wedges, guacamole, mini muesli, and more! This gourmet café also serves Indian-inspired breakfast options such as Chicken Tikka Avocado Crepe (holly crepe rolled with smoked chicken, avocado, tomatoes, arugula) and Kadhai Paneer Crepe (holly crepe rolled with sautéed cottage cheese, peppers, onions, and Indian spices).
Farzi Café, multiple locations around Dubai, 050 407 5590
New-kid-on-the block Yava is bringing a little taste of the Mediterranean to Dubai, complete with minimalist interiors, touches of tradition, and a grand orange tree at the entrance. And then there’s the Yava Breakfast that’s priced AED 120 and served from 8am to 1pm. It includes the best of what the Mediterranean has to offer – think: honeycomb with clotted cream, orange jam, tahini with grape molasses, fruit, labneh, an assortment of cheese and olives, cold cuts, grilled soujouk, sunny side up eggs, and more. There will be leftovers. Trust us.
Yava, Wasl 51, Jumeirah, 055 129 9655
Arabian Tea House
Fancy an Emirati breakfast for a change? The options at Arabian Tea House range from kids’ breakfasts (your little ones can choose from chebab bread, scrambled eggs, or fruit in the shape of camels, smiley faces, or a date palm respectively) to adult breakfast trays that feature the likes of balaleet (vermicelli cooked with cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron topped with an omelette) and fried beef liver. You can also opt for lighter options such as chebab – a local take on pancakes – with honey.
Arabian Tea House, multiple locations around the UAE, 04 341 2855