If there’s one thing Dubai isn’t short of, it’s all the aesthetic coffee shops that allow one to unwind at.

From getting your daily caffeine fix to embracing a café with minimal interiors, there are plenty of options that offer both.

For adding to your list of must-visit cafés, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of where all you need to go next.

The Grey


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This bespoke coffee haven is the newest epicentre for creative freedom, where a subtle yet charming aura is felt throughout the space. From luxe coffees to a relaxing meeting place, for different cultures, minds and communities to unite, The Grey is definitely a must-visit here in Dubai. Located on Al Wasl Road, it’s open daily from 8am to 11pm.

For more information visit the-grey.co



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This minimal café situated in the heart of Dubai concentrates on keeping it clean with its refreshing interiors and neutral tones. Designed with sleek furniture, this café is the next Instagrammable spot to be at. With a refreshing design and an impressive menu, this luxe spot is a world away from the everyday. It’s open daily from 7am to 11pm and is located in Umm Suqeim on 30 Al Manara Rd.



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This speciality Dubai-based café has revolutionised the coffee experience in the emirate, with its team of experts who use nine different brewing techniques while delivering a unique experience to all its visitors. Drop Dubai is open from 10am to 11pm, with one of its locations being on Dar Wasl Mall, Al Wasl, entrance 3, shop 72.

For more information visit dropdubai.ae



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With a minimal mindset approach, Alchemy came about with a passion for coffee spurred from ethical single farms where it’s roasted to perfection to enjoy it will all your loved ones in the heart of Dubai. For a redefined coffee experience, visit Alchemy which is open on weekdays from 8am to 10pm and on weekends from 8am to 11pm.

For more information visit alchemydubai.com



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Escape the ordinary with this minimalist coffee shop, that offers a calming ambience to help you refuel for the day. With simple interiors and delicious coffee, ranging from hot to cold brews with alternative milk preferences, guests are sure to enjoy this refreshing space in Dubai. Complimenting the coffee is a range of decadent pastries, muffins, tarts and croissants to ensure you relax, snack and unwind with your loved ones. Located in Town Square, it’s open daily from 7:30am to 11pm.

Café Otaku


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Offering authentic Japanese cuisine in the heart of Dubai Design District, Otaku embodied the philosophy of home throughout its layout. From a welcoming entrance to modern aesthetics, the café celebrates the minimal elements throughout the experience. Known for their speciality coffee and delicious Japanese pancakes, the café reflects the overarching simplicity of Japanese design. It’s open from Monday to Thursday 8am to 10:30pm and Friday to Sunday 8am to 11:30pm.

Comptoir 102

This award-winning ethical concept is tucked away on Jumeirah road offering conscious choices with ingredients sourced from local organic farms, serving delicious food while promoting sustainability. From homemade nut milk to its famous smoothies, there’s enough and more for everyone who visits. This eatery is open daily from 8am to 10pm.

For more information visit comptoir102.com

Tom & Serg


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The Melbournian-inspired café has become the city’s favourite not-so-hidden gems with good food, great coffee and excellent vibes while also transforming this warehouse space into a cultural delight to include start-up galleries, food concepts and coffee roasters. Serving plenty of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, the menu caters to a dynamic palate with fresh ingredients. It’s located in Al Quoz and is open from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday to Sunday 8am to 6pm.

Brunch & Cake


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With a fresh needed space added to Dubai’s dining scene, this unique spot offers a wide range of spectacular dishes in a chic relaxed setting with delicious Instagrammable breakfast staples. There are three locations in Dubai at Jumeirah Islands, The Pointe and Wasl 51, ensuring each visit is a memorable one.

For more information visit brunchandcake.com



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This homegrown gem is a modern Parisian bistro celebrating food, music, art and design with dishes that evoke subtle hints of French familiarity in their flavours with a wide range of diners and tastes. Located at The Courtyard in Al Quoz, this getaway has the very best curated content in food making it an ideal breakfast spot while you get your creative juices flowing. From food, coffee, inspiration work or a catchup with friends, you’re sure to feel inspired every time you visit. It’s open daily from 8am to 6pm.

For more information visit cassette.ae

The Hamptons Café

Inspired by the distinctive charm of New York, this boutique café is nestled in some of the most popular locations in Dubai and is famous for its flavourful and picturesque breakfast spreads with a combination of light and hearty meals, while offering reinterpreted classics. The all-day breakfast menu has been curated to stay true to the Hamptonian tradition of hearty and simple to ensure freshness. It’s located in JBR, Islands and Arabian Ranches.

For more information visit hamptonsdubai.com

Nightjar Coffee

Located in the heart of Alserkal Avenue, Nightjar is known for its delicious coffee options and extensive range of creative cold brew teas. With nitro-infused formulas, Nightjar has become an artisanal coffee roasting platform with cold brew production. Known for sourcing their coffee beans from ethical sites, it allows them to meet the farmers, ensuring a seamless process from a great coffee bean to roast. The eatery is open daily from 10am to 9pm and is located in Unit G62.

For more information visit nightjar.coffee/shop/

The Lighthouse

This restaurant and concept store sits at the intersection of food, creativity and design. With a menu focusing on Mediterranean-inspired delights, guests can choose from a myriad of dishes prepared with fresh seasonal produce. By incorporating the principles of fresh eating, each dish is prepared with nothing but the best ingredients. Adding to the venue’s charm is a minimal shop that boasts a handpicked selection of gifting merchandise including glassware, travel and lifestyle accessories by a pool of unique designers. Located in building 6 of Dubai Design District, Mall of the Emirates and Nakheel Mall at The Palm, it’s open from Saturday to Wednesday 8am to 10pm and Thursday and Friday 8am to 11pm.

For more information visit thelighthouse.ae

Friends Avenue Café


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With a fresh blend of all your favourites including Açai bowls, gourmet burgers, a breakfast-style menu and healthy smoothies, Friends Avenue Café lets you enjoy your food completely guilt-free. Aimed to provide food that reminds you of home, this concept launched in 2015 and has been a hit ever since. Located in Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T and Motor City, it’s open daily from 7am onwards.

For more information visit friendsavenue.ae

Common Grounds


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This relaxed epicurean escape serves an array of wholesome dishes with ingredients that are beautifully sourced packed with goodness. Located at balcony level 2, building 5, DIFC, JBR, Mall of the Emirates, JLT and soon to open in Dubai Hills and Nakheel Mall, making it the perfect neighbourhood space with warm wooden finishes. It’s open from 8am onwards until different timings at each location.

For more information visit commongroundsdubai.com

Amongst Few


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This Dubai-based space echoes minimal hues and textures with both an outdoor area for relaxing and an indoor for working from. By using simple materials such as natural wood, steel counters and lots of plants, this café also serves organic fair-trade coffee and fresh seasonal dishes to match the standards. With refreshing raw finishes, one can’t help but notice how seamlessly the café blends with a creative space. Located in Villa 3 on Al Wasl Road, Palm Strip and Jumeirah Beach Road, it’s open daily from 9am to 7pm.

For more information visit amongstfewcafe.com



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This aesthetic café is known for its visually appealing textures and Instagram-worthy dishes. From delicious coffees to appetizing dishes, this bespoke haven is surely one visit. The dishes vary from their mouth-watering shibuya toast to a honey cake with several layers of perfection. It’s open daily from 8am to 11pm for all-day dining and breakfast until 3pm and is located in Jumeirah 1.



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Located in Dar Wasl Mall, this cafe brings the essence of Australian coffee and cuisine to Dubai. Their coffee is some of the best you’ll find in the UAE and hero dishes include the Halloumi Hash Burger and Casuarina Toast. As a result of the friendship between coffee and great food, Myocum was born. It’s open from Sunday to Thursday 7am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday 7am to 12am.

For more information visit myocumdubai.com

Cafe Villa515


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This social spot has a workspace, food and coffee moments all combined into one place. With sophisticated interiors and tranquil space, this venue is definitely one to add to your list for a catchup with your friends or family. The timings are from 8am to 10pm and It’s located in Villa 515, Jumeirah Beach Road.

L’Occitane Café

Bringing together a fusion of delicious flavours with something to delight all taste buds, while serving the classic breakfast staples in Dubai and transporting you to the South of France with a multi-sensory journey. It’s located at Citywalk and is open on weekdays from 9am to 11am and on weekends from 9am to 12am.

For more information with ae.loccitane.com

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