Nolu's Café

Top choice cafe in Yas Island

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With its starburst abstract panels, lime-green decor and a wholesome menu, this charmer feels more California than Abu Dhabi, but the secret recipes of the owner's Afghani mother add a delightfully regional spin. Try such little-known specialities as aushak (dumplings), bolani (stuffed flatbread) or killer saffron chicken, washed down with artisanal coffee, fresh juices or an activated charcoal matcha latte.