Where to drink coffee in Dubai

Tom & Serg

Split across two floors, with leather couches, exposed bricks and hanging lightbulbs, this Al Quoz café is almost always busy. Indulge in the salted caramel French toast, topped off with an almond milk cappuccino. tomandserg.com

Pascal Tepper French Bakery

In this charming French café, egg-white omelets are served alongside green juices and steaming mugs of coffee. The floor-to-ceiling windows entice many remote workers to make this their WiFi hub of choice. pascaltepperfrenchbakery.com

Nightjar Coffee

Alserkal Avenue is situated in Dubai’s artistic warehouse district, and this dimly lit café fits right in. The coffee here is incredible — the café roasts beans for other spots around town — and the vibe is New York-bar-meets-caffeine. nightjar.coffee


For those who like their bone broth — comforting soups that can be had on their own — served with organic coconut cappuccinos and fresh sourdough toast, Hapi is the place. This Alserkal Avenue café also has a parkour studio downstairs and a yoga studio on the second floor. bonebroth.ae

Urban Bistro

Popular with media types, this airy spot serves up great iced Americanos alongside plates of avocado on toast. Grab a spot on the terrace to tuck into sweet potato fries and enjoy views of a nearby man-made lake. urbanbistro.ae

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This article first appeared in the December 2018 issue of Smile magazine.

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