Top Choice Cafe in Al Khalidiya & Around

Living Room Café

This award-winning, family-run venue began as a coffee-and-cake experience and has grown by word of mouth into a beloved restaurant. The emphasis is on family-friendly fare (there's a VIP children's menu and kids' c…
Cafe in Jumeirah & Around

Lime Tree Cafe

This comfy Euro-style cafe is an expat favourite famous for its luscious cakes (especially the carrot cake), delicious sandwiches (stuffed into their homemade Turkish pide), roast chicken and pastas. It's located ne…
Cafe in Al Markaziyah West & Around

Café Firenze

In the cooler months, expats pack the large alfresco terrace to live it up dolce vita–style with jolts of java and scrumptious cooked breakfasts. Lunch and dinner are all about pizza, pasta and sandwiches.
Cafe in Sharjah

Al Gahwa al-Shaabiya

This traditional barasti coffeehouse, overlooking the lagoon, serves mint tea, local coffee, ginger milk and Arabic snacks. Extremely popular with Emiratis, it's a wonderful place to sit in the evenings, play backga…
Cafe in Ajman

La Croisette Café

This is a popular breakfast spot for coffee and croissants. And it has a real espresso machine – a rarity in these parts!
Fast Food in Ajman

Sanad Winner Cafeteria

Local guys keep coming back to this popular fast-food place (especially late at night, when the pavement is packed) for its inventive pizzas (Dh15 to Dh30) – try the ‘mango craze' with beef strips, green pepper and …
Cafe in Bur Dubai

XVA Café

Escape Dubai’s bustle at this artsy courtyard cafe in the Al Fahidi District where the menu eschews meat in favour of such offerings as eggplant burgers, burgul salad and mojardara (rice topped with sautéed veggies …
Cafe in Bur Dubai

Arabian Tea House

A grand old tree, white wicker chairs, turquoise benches and billowing flowers create a sun-dappled refuge in the courtyard of an old pearl merchant's house. The food is respectable cafe fare – salads, sandwiches, q…
Cafe in Bur Dubai


This French cafe is an upmarket mall staple that's beloved for its scrumptious freshly baked goods (great almond croissants!). The menu features a large variety of dishes, from ample-sized breakfasts to crisp salads…
Cafe in Downtown Dubai

Morelli's Gelato

The family that introduced Italian ice cream to the UK in 1907 now also serves their wonderfully creamy flavours to gelato fans in Dubai. Order just a scoop to go or find a table in the cheerful purple-and-white caf…