If you believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then you’re in the right place.
Dubai is home to amazing restaurants, where you’ll want to start your day. So, whether you’re after a full English, French croissant or Turkish shakshuka, there’s something to suit your foodie needs. Here are the best breakfasts in Dubai.
21grams is a first in Dubai – an all-day Balkan breakfast spot. Loved by FACT’s Editor-in-Chief, it serves generous-sized portions. We’re fans of the Big Balkan Breakfast, which is big enough for two. Plus, there is Burek Cheese and Crêpes of all kinds, which will keep you filled. Take a seat facing the kitchen, and watch the chefs work their magic.
GO: Visit http://21grams.me for more information.
Apricot in Downtown Dubai is a casual European eatery that embodies the essence of “Summer Living” with its expansive terrace and garden setting. Here, guests can enjoy Burj Khalifa views while relishing Anatolian favourites and Mediterranean-inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t miss the Bodrum breakfast – a huge spread of eggs, bread, cheese and jams.
GO: Follow @apricotdubai on Instagram for more information.
Watch the sunrise from the highest 360-degree infinity pool in the world. To top it off, you can indulge in the mesmerising view with a brilliant breakfast. Try healthy bowls or bagels, Yogurt Berry Acai or Miso Eggs Benedict, while you dip your toes into the lavishly blue pool water. Wouldn’t you love to say that you had breakfast from 200 meters in the air?
GO: Visit https://auraskypool.com for more information.
Bistro Des Arts
Bistro Des Arts transports you back to 1970s Paris. The cute, French restaurant invites its customers to take a seat on the terrace, overlooking Dubai’s Insta-worthy Marina. Tuck into a warm breakfast dish of eggs, bacon, avocado and toast, or maybe a granola bowl. The bistro boasts French-inspired rustic design, and offers breakfast offers on the weekend.
GO: Visit www.bistrodesarts.ae for more information.
Boston Lane is an independent café located in The Courtyard, Al Quoz. The venue has gorgeous interiors as well as exteriors, and serves an exquisite breakfast suiting everyone’s taste buds while covering many options. Speciality coffees are made in an expert manner, and food includes colourful savory bowls and fully loaded breakfast rolls. If you’re struggling to choose, we’d suggest the toasties.
GO: Visit www.bostonlane.com for more information.
Brunch & Cake
The clue is in the name. Brunch & Cake serves brunch-inspired dishes. We’re talking Instagrammable eggs, breads and smoothie bowls. The family-friendly spot already has a firm following in Dubai, and boasts European-inspired dishes as well as décor. The restaurant can be found at Jumeirah Islands and Wasl 51.
GO: Visit https://brunchandcake.com for more information.
Bungalo34 is a serene beachside café on Pearl Jumeira. With indoor and outdoor seating, it exudes calm vibes. Take your pick from hot and cold breakfast options, which include a berry-filled platter, croissant pastries, and a variety of eggs. Sit back and sip the morning away beneath a pretty parasol with your toes in the sand.
GO: Visit www.bungalo34.com for more information.
Café Society oozes glamour thanks to its royal, Art Deco aesthetic. The breakfast menu ranges from poached eggs to banana and strawberry crêpes, which are prepared with perfection. Located at the Tamani Hotel in Dubai Marina, the sophisticated spot is inviting without being intimidating.
GO: Visit https://cafesociety.ae for more information.
Hidden in The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Cassette is a cool contemporary spot for breakfast. From sweet to savoury, eggs to pancakes, it makes all your breakfast wishes come true. Cassette aims to share its artistic spirit and passion for culture with its visitors. You’ll be sitting comfortably, as it has a homely yet vibrant surrounding.
GO: Visit https://cassette.ae for more information.
Common Grounds offers a place of calm from the busy city. Take a seat inside the wooden café decorated in a minimalistic style. Choose from dishes that include a Keto Breakfast and Chilli Crab Scramble, which will fill you up and energise you for the day ahead. This neighbourhood café is located in Almas Tower, DIFC, Dubai Hills Mall, JBR, Mall of the Emirates and Nakheel Mall.
GO: Follow @_common.grounds_on Instagram for more information.
DRIFT Beach Dubai
DRIFT’s Beach Dubai is located in Dubai’s One&Only Royal Mirage, and has a jaw-dropping view of Dubai Marina. The stunning restaurant serves an exquisite breakfast. We’re talking dishes ranging from fluffy Banoffee Waffles to Italian Frittata, all with iconic views.
GO: Visit https://driftbeachdubai.com for more information.
Dubai’s EL&N is a stand-out spot. This social media sensation started in London, and is known as one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world. The drinks menu ranges from a Turkish Delight hot chocolate to Pina Colada mocktail. Dig into one of the tasty breakfast plates or treats, which include cookies, croissants and Mini Cereal Pancakes. The wall art, bright lights and pink flowers ensure everything is beautifully blooming. You won’t want to miss a snap.
GO: Visit https://ae.elnlondon.com for more information.
As the name suggests, this egg-crazy restaurant presents the humble egg in all its forms. Head to City Walk or JBR, and order from the Gold Morning menu. The S’mores French Toast is just as delicious as it sounds, as are the Lemon Blueberry Pancakes. The high-rise pancakes consist of beef bacon, sausages and are topped with a sunny side up egg. Sit indoors or outdoors, and enjoy exceptionally egg-secuted dishes.
GO: Follow @eggspectationuae on Instagram for more information.
Eunoia by Carine
Tucked away inside Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai, Eunoia by Carine is the latest opening from acclaimed Chef Izu Ani. The beachfront spot is ideal for a relaxed weekend breakfast with family, or friends. Soak up the sun in the light and airy restaurant whilst enjoying freshly baked bread and viennoiseries, fried eggs and foie gras, French Toast with homemade jam and whipped cream, roasted peppers tartine with ricotta and raspberry, and shakshuka with roasted peppers.
GO: Follow @eunoiabycarine on Instagram for more information.
Friends Avenue Café
Located in three different locations: Al Thanyah, JLT and Motor City, Friends Avenue Café creates a lively atmosphere. The trendy community café, with an industrial chic décor, serves breakfast until 3pm every day. The favourites include the Ultimate Brekkie Board, Queen’s Breakfast and King’s Smoked Salmon Bagel.
GO: Visit www.friendsavenue.ae for more information.
As you walk into Kulture House, you are instantly flooded with its tranquil, cosy vibes. The café meets shop celebrates diversity and draws its inspiration from different cultures. The menu includes a twist on breakfast’s Greatest Hits. If you fancy something spicy, try the signature Jalapeno Eggs Benedict or a yummy Apple Dutch.
GO: Visit https://kulturehousedubai.com for more information.
Fancy a relaxed meal in European style? Pop into this homely Portuguese restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine at its finest. Situated in Wasl 51, this cosy, neighbourhood restaurant adopts a warm, welcoming, urban design. Try their original, tasty Pasteis De Nata for a breakfast to sweeten up your morning, or a warming Tosta Mista. Lana Lusa serves every breakfast you could wish for, Portuguese-style.
GO: Visit https://lanalusa.com for more information.
Mitts and Trays
Feel free to snooze the alarm, as Mitts and Trays serves an all-day breakfast. Available from 8am to 5pm, you can start the day off at your leisure. The menu includes nutritious, savoury and sweet dishes, which are suitable for everyone. The interiors look like something straight out of a lifestyle magazine, and create a comfortable, welcoming space.
GO: Visit www.mittsandtrays.com for more information.
Located at Al Quoz’s boutique padel club, MATCHA Club, the French-Japanese restaurant comes to us from the team behind neighbourhood cafe Cassette. Breakfast offers sweet and savoury options, such as the Avocado and Seaweed Salad Sandwich, Braised Beef French Dip Sandwich, Egg Sando Sandwich, French Toast served with matcha mascarpone and yuzu curd, Honey Matcha Bowl, and Japanese souffle Crème Brûlée Buttermilk Pancakes. NETTE is ideal for a well-earned breakfast following a game of padel or a fresh coffee whilst answering some emails.
GO: Follow @nettedxb on Instagram for more information.
If you know Nightjar, you know their coffees are unbeatable, but their breakfasts are just as exceptional. Any preference of egg is served on beautifully crunchy toast, and toasties, wraps or sandwiches are loaded with moreish fillings. The restaurant has fantastic staff who take delight in presenting the delicious dishes. The original venue is located in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, and it will soon be opening in City Walk.
GO: Visit https://nightjar.coffee for more information.
Reform Social & Grill
Dubai’s first gastropub is a must-visit. Situated in The Lakes, Reform Social & Grill is one of Dubai’s best-known British restaurants. The family-friendly venue with an outside play area has a lively, friendly vibe. It goes without saying that the Full English Breakfast is the most famous breakfast option. Pots of pudding, pancakes, toast and baps are also included. Of course, all types of traditional English teas and coffee are on the menu. If you want a true British dining experience, this gastropub is your best bet.
GO: Visit www.reformsocialgrill.ae for more information.
Located on Palm Jumeirah, inside Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Revo Café is an idyllic breakfast spot with the most beautiful views, overlooking Dubai’s distant shores. Blending Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, Revo’s menu has plenty of variety including pastries, eggs, fruit platters, trifles and more. The artistic urban café is sublime for a leisurely outing with friends, family or alone.
GO: Visit www.anantara.com for more information.
At RSVP in Box Park, guests can enjoy a Parisian-style breakfast and brunch on weekends. The offering features a homemade Boulangerie offering bread, pastries, and desserts, as well as classic dishes like scrambled eggs with caviar and smoked salmon and French toast. The brunch also features a selection of fresh juices, smoothies, and specially curated mixed drinks.
GO: Visit www.atelierhousehospitality.co for more information.
Step into a world of sweet treats and sugary dreams. A popular café in Dubai, Saya is a wonderland of Instagrammable pink, floral designs. Flaky, berry-topped toast and pancake stacks of lotus or berries will no doubt satisfy a sweet tooth. Savoury options range from The Saya Benedict to Morning Slider. Saya Brasserie can be found in six locations in the city.
GO: Visit https://sayacafe.ae for more information.
SEVA is located in a garden atmosphere and encourages mindfulness. The plant-based café – also a shop and holistic wellness centre – is a rustic venue. The options (including vegan ones) cover crêpes, omelettes and French toast. Enjoy the serene environment, which connects people, ideas and the outdoors. Situated on Jumeriah Beach Road, Jumeriah 1, it’s an escape from the chaos of our city.
GO: Visit www.sevaexperience.com for more information.
Located in Al Habtoor City, Siarli is a terrific Turkish restaurant. The venue boasts an extravagant interior that is inspired by Turkish culture. The bold décor includes vibrant wall art and a statement colour scheme. The breakfast menu, available only on weekends, includes juicy meats, appetising cheese and salads. To add to the experience, watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen.
GO: Follow @siralikebapdubai on Instagram for more information.
Cameras at the ready. Tania’s Teahouse is an Insta-worthy spot, which is decorated in an explosion of pink. The menu brings together adorable breakfast dishes, which include flavoursome eggs, smashing avocado or acai served with their own scrumptious twist – and from only AED 57. The venue prides itself on its communal positivity and welcoming atmosphere. It’s the perfect way to start your day.
GO: Visit www.taniasteahouse.com for more information.
The Farm is a picturesque restaurant tucked away near lakes, waterfalls and gardens in Al Barari. Admire the beautiful surroundings, and choose from indoor or outdoor seating, which are both visually pleasing. This is a super spot to spend the morning and make your way through the hot breakfasts, pastries and eggs. Plus, it is a family-friendly venue, as there is a kid’s menu and activities.
Visit www.thefarmdubai.ae for more information.
A modern addition to Wasl 51, YAVA is a Mediterranean café offering breakfast, buffets and beverages. The beautifully decorated restaurant boasts a homely vibe, and includes diverse art and modern furnishings. The venue offers indoor and outdoor seating, and the breakfast menu has Mediterranean options, from the savoury to sweet.
GO: Follow @yavaduba on Instagram for more information.