Joud Cafe

Cafe in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

Although earnest artisan-coffee guff generally gets on our nerves – when ordering you'll be asked the origin you want and whether you'd like it served hot or their standard warm – there's no denying this place serves some of the best coffee in town. This is a much-loved neighbourhood hangout with its mid-century-meets-minimalism interior usually packed with young Emiratis.

There are good breakfast and lunch dishes, cakes and pastries to munch while you sip. It's squirrelled off the road-front, on the ground floor of an apartment block.