Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting down and enjoying a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee.

With several coffee shops in the UAE, adopting a minimalist approach appears to be the winning formula and for many a wide range of independent locations.

Here’s some of our favourite spots in Dubai brewing some of the best coffee we’ve had in the emirate.

Alchemy

 

 

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With coffee sourced from the ethical single farms and then roasted to perfection, Alchemy was born from a true passion to support farming communities around the world. From Chemex to macchiatos, the coffee at Alchemy is sure to awaken your taste buds with their speciality coffee menu. Located on Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 2, it’s open daily from 8am to 10pm.

For more information visit alchemydubai.com

Drop

 

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Born to revolutionize the coffee experience with a team of world-class baristas from several countries, Drop uses the best quality imported coffee beans with unique brewing techniques that set it apart. From latte’s to the Kyoto slow-drip coffee, there are plenty of options with delicious delights to accompany your coffee. Located in The Dubai Mall and Dar Wasl Mall, it’s open daily from 10am to 11pm.

For more information visit dropdubai.ae

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 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 from Sunday to Wednesday 8am to 11pm and Thursday to Saturday 8am to 12am.

For more information visit the-grey.co

PARKA

 

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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 from 7:30am to 11pm, with a few outdoor tables and airy space inside.

The Espresso Lab

 

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Offering a touch of fine artistry, The Espresso Lab masters every process with perfection, from bean sourcing to preparation. With its own e-commerce platform to purchase a varied set of materials to curate your own coffee, this brand offers the complete 360-degree coffee package from start to finish. Located at the Dubai Design District, Building 7, it’s open from 7:30am to 11pm.

For more information visit theespressolab.com

Mokha 1450

 

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With an innovative menu serving coffee from crop to cup, Mokha 1450 offers the finest coffee in a boutique experience format unlike any other. While combining classic ingredients with the ancient origins of coffee, this concept ensures exemplary practices as everything done here lies at the ‘Heart of Coffee’. It’s located at three different venues, including Khawaneej which is open from 10am to 12am, Al Wasl which is open from 7am to 10pm and to 11pm on weekends and Palm Jumeirah which is open from 7am to 10pm and 11pm on weekends.

For more information visit mokha1450.com

Air Specialty Coffee

This cosy coffee shop situated in the heart of Umm Suqeim offers a clean contemporary space with a minimal storefront. With wonderful coffee brewing in this homegrown gem, guests can enjoy a solo coffee journey or simply share some good conversation with their loved ones over a delightful brew. Located in Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, it’s open daily from 7am to 12pm.

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