Feel like an influencer at these cafés with picture perfect décor, desserts and drinks.
Floral backdrops, angel wings and coffee art can only mean one thing – an Insta-worthy café. Dubai has many idyllic cafés that will set your Instagram account alight, ranging from EL&N’s pink hues to Nomad Day Bar’s quirky interiors. Here are 20 FACT recommended Instagrammable cafés in Dubai. Cameras at the ready.
Arabica originated in Japan and can now be found in six locations across Dubai. The Japanese coffee shop is gram-worthy due to its simple, minimalistic design that attracts locals and expats alike into an inviting space anchored around a white and bronze colour scheme. The café encourages customers to taste the world’s finest coffee beans, grown and imported independently from Kyoto.
GO: Follow @arabica.uae on Instagram for more information.
This one-of-a-kind coffee shop prides itself on redefined, pure coffee served in a family-friendly environment. Embracing people of all ages, Alchemy is located on Al Wasl Road. Here, you can enjoy a drink in a tranquil setting, beside the building’s pool or within the spacious indoor area. Pop in for a simple latte, espresso, aero-press or cold brew, and indulge in tasty treats such as croissants and soft cookies that look too good to eat – well, almost.
GO: Visit www.alchemydubai.com for more information.
Minimalistic and ambient, Amongst Few is a unique café serving the best before-noon dishes all day. Expect everything from waffles to avocado and eggs, in addition to freshly pressed juices and smoothies, as well as caffeinated drinks. Amongst Few’s building on Al Wasl Road is also home to its clothing, footwear, and lifestyle store. So stock up on your Yeezys – it will not go unnoticed on social media.
GO: Visit www.amongstfew.com for more information.
This Instagrammable café in Dubai is hidden in The Courtyard at Al Quoz. Boston Lane is decorated with pale colours and hanging greenery, which gives your snaps an artistic edge. The menu includes a range of breakfasts and lunches: we’d recommended the succulent toasties. Moreover, Boston Lane has created a beautiful community attracting visitors to its ripe market, book exchanges and live music events.
GO: Visit www.bostonlane.com for more information.
Also located in The Courtyard at Al Quoz, Cassette prides itself on culture, art and music, and being one of the most Instagrammable cafés in Dubai. The lengthy menu offers food for any time of the day. True to its name, Cassette has a passion for music and creates Spotify playlists every month. The vibrant café includes Instagrammable greenery, which adds to the creative and modern environment.
GO: Visit http://cassette.ae for more information.
This small but cute café in Umm Suqeim is known for creating Instagrammable drinks topped with mini doughnuts and treats. Packed with personality, the café boasts a menu of ice cream, coffees and frappuccinos, offered in constantly evolving flavours to reflect the changing seasons. Whether you dine in or take away, the café is all about sharing good vibes. Plus, you can’t leave without taking a shot of your drink with a doughnut on top – it’s artfully placed on the lid and kept in place with a straw or stirrer in the hole, of course.
GO: Follow @depressocafe on Instagram for more information.
When a café’s takeaway cups are gram-worthy – in this case with a silver drop-shaped logo on a maroon background – you know it’s doing something right. Drop in Al Wasl is a diverse café where baristas come from across the world to create high-quality coffees, using over nine different techniques. Drop is a relaxed, modern place with white marble and unique lighting, while an abundance of greenery adds texture to the surroundings. The speciality menu is nothing but exotic and exciting, offering everything from warming coffees to refreshing spritzes. You’ll likely be tempted by the mouth-watering sweets and pastries.
GO: Visit www.dropdubai.ae for more information.
Welcome to one of the most well-known Instagrammable cafés in Dubai if not the Middle East. EL&N can also be found in all its gram-tastic glory in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudia Arabia and the United Kingdom. EL&N is an instantly recognised place, thanks to its pink floral scheme and wonderfully glamourous interior design. The LED lights and fashionable art will catch your eye, while the menu will capture your heart. Indulge in a meal, desserts or coffee, but don’t miss the Instagrammable drinks. The most social media-worthy venue is DIFC’s EL&N.
GO: Visit https://ae.elnlondon.com for more information.
Mazmi Coffee & More is found at a beautiful location on Dubai’s Creekside, with a view of the water and boats. An outside seating area of blues and browns, sets the scene perfectly. It’s a place where Italian food meets Emirati culture, expanding from a coffee shop to a B&B (also known as ‘casa’). Tuck into individual of cakes, ice cream and coffee specialities, which are made freshly on a daily basis.
GO: Visit https://mazmi.me for more information.
Visit Dar Wasl to enjoy Myocum’s fresh and healthy menu. The venue boasts shades of wooden browns, orange, and yellow-lighted hanging plants and offers guests a calm ambience. Plus, Myocum has adapted its café to ensure they are eco-friendly, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Pop in for an Instagrammable drink, or tuck into a delicious salad bowl, berry pancakes or croissant.
GO: Visit www.myocumdubai.com for more information.
This dark and broody spot in Alserkal Avenue offers indoor or outdoor seating and is an ideal spot to spend an evening with friends. Grab a bite to eat from their varied menu, or have a few drinks – preferably the speciality coffee. Without a doubt, you will enjoy the music and culture of the place, and be served by staff who are eager to make your experience memorable.
GO: Follow @nightjar.coffee on Instagram for more information.
Nomad Day Bar
This all-day coffee shop is Insta-gold. The café has a range of comfortable sofa seats, chairs, and even a library of artfully scattered books, which sets the scene for the gram. The colourful and peaceful atmosphere makes it perfect for those who need somewhere to study or work. Located inside the undeniably funky 25hours Hotel Once Central, Nomad is operated by Nightjar Coffee and offers pastries, small bites, coffees and teas to keep you energised.
GO: Visit www.nomaddaybar.com for more information.
RAW Coffee Company
Spot the beautiful graffiti on the outside of an Al Quoz warehouse, and you’ll find RAW. The inviting appearance welcomes you into a coffee-crazy environment. This coffee house provides over twenty different coffee beans – from blends to decaf and many more. Relish the mouth-watering lunch menu at one of Dubai’s most unique Instagrammable locales.
GO: Visit https://rawcoffeecompany.com for more information.
Saddle is a popular and well-rated food truck with an outside seating area below beautiful hanging lights. Imagine an evening with your family, sipping an iced coffee while enjoying a delicious pastry. More importantly, Instagrammable pictures can be snapped at the equestrian-themed venue in Al Khawaneej, Al Quadra or (our personal favourite) Al Wasl.
GO: Follow @saddledubai on Instagram for more information.
Found in five separate locations across the city (The Pointe, City Walk, Wasl 51, Nakheel mall and Dubai Hills), Saya Brasserie is an elegant and beautiful café, with an all-pink, floral design. The astonishing interior adds an Instagrammable scene to Saya’s dishes. Step into a euphoric dreamland and experience one of Dubai’s most Instagrammable pitstops.
GO: Visit https://sayacafe.ae for more information.
This cute café on Jumeriah Street features a pale pink, floral interior design. The serene coffee shop offers a homely location to indulge in teas, coffees and healthy bites – including wonderfully presented platters of treats. Try the pastel-coloured smoothies or the cookie dough tea. Tania’s Teahouse also offers customised cake creations and was recently named the seventh most Instagrammable café in the world.
GO: Visit www.taniasteahouse.com for more information.
The Espresso Lab
Established in 2015, Dubai is already home to two locations of The Espresso Lab. The venue’s natural, simplistic design encourages guests to witness the professional roasting of original coffee beans. Here, the baristas strive for perfection when creating their beverages with new techniques, which will amaze your taste buds. The D3 location is our personal favourite.
GO: Visit https://theespressolab.com for more information.
This contemporary coffee house with a dark minimalistic aesthetic is the perfect spot for you and your friends. “The centre, the space and all the grey areas in between” explains The Grey’s inspiration. The menu consists of classics, tea, boba and speciality coffees. They also provide breakfast options, desserts, and small bites.
GO: Visit www.the-grey.co for more information.
XVA Café is one of Dubai’s most historic eateries and it can be found along the banks of Dubai Creek. The hotel comprises 15 rooms, several wind towers, two mesmerising courtyards and this charming café. Visitors come for the culturally-considered vegetarian and vegan dishes and their intriguing beverages. After dining at XVA Café, visit the art exhibition to complete a fabulous day out for you and your family.
GO: Visit www.xvahotel.com for more information.
Wild & The Moon
One of Dubai’s top organic cafés, Wild & The Moon, has built its reputation upon a plant-based and healthy menu to boost your body and improve your lifestyle. Offering Instagrammable smoothies, superfoods and natural juices, Wild & The Moon aims to spread the concept of health through their community with home-made dishes. Cookbooks and booster kits are also available t, so you can experience these pleasurable beverages and bites in the comfort of your own home.
GO: Visit www.wildandthemoon.ae for more information.