Top choice emirati in Jumeirah

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This funky Emirati cafe is a great introduction to contemporary local cuisine. It's popular for breakfast dishes such as shakshuka (poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce topped with feta), wholesome salads (try the pomegranate mozzarella) and sandwiches made with traditional khameer bread. Swap your usual latte for sweet karak chai (spiced tea) – a local obsession – or a date shake.