Best Breakfast Restaurants in Dubai, UAE

Best Breakfast Restaurants in Dubai, UAE

Who are we to argue that it is the most important meal of the day? Whether you want a full English fry-up or a healthy açai bowl, Dubai's breakfast restaurants and cafes deliver.

We've compiled a list of the best breakfast spots in Dubai, ranging from long and leisurely to short and sweet.


11 Woodfire

This smokehouse restaurant serves beef cheeks Benedict, French toast egg sliders, and salted cod and chorizo stew. The new menu, which is available every weekend beginning at 8 a.m., is complemented by the restaurant's one-of-a-kind tea trolley.

11 Woodfire, Villa 11, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, Sat & Sun, from 8am.


Baker & Spice

It's difficult to go wrong with the lightly spiced shakshouka, but if you must, we recommend the Turkish eggs with feta, labneh, Aleppo pepper, pita bread, and salad. They also make delicious croissants that are baked fresh every day. There are a few locations throughout the city, but the one in Souk Al Bahar facing the Dubai Fountain has a nice view.

Baker & Spice, various locations, Dubai, daily 8am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 425 2240.


Bistro Des Arts

Bistro Des Arts, a cosy French restaurant perched on the corner of Dubai Marina Mall, serves a great value breakfast brunch on weekends. For Dhs99, you can start by helping yourself from the social table, which has a selection of fresh juices, pastries, cheese, and cold cuts. Then, choose your main course from a menu of hearty breakfasts, a made-to-order crepe, and a hot beverage.

Bistro Des Arts, Address Dubai Marina, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 2pm, from Dhs99. Tel: (04) 55 11 576.


Bombay Bungalow

Open daily at 8:30 a.m., Bombay Bungalow serves Indian-inspired breakfast dishes such as the butter chicken omelette and an onion and tomato chili breakfast pancake.

Bombay Bungalow, The Beach Mall, JBR, daily 8.30am to 12am. @bombaybungalow


Brunch & Cake

Brunch & Cake is well-known for dishes that are both Instagrammable and delicious. Brunch & Cake serves breakfast, lunch, coffee dates, and dinner, with dishes such as eggs Benedict served on a garden shovel (which is way cooler than it sounds), avocado toast, aça bowls adorned with fruit, beautifully decorated cakes, and cool drinks. There are now three places to get your hit in Dubai (and one in Abu Dhabi): at Al Wasl, The Pointe Palm Jumeirah, and Jumeirah Islands. The venues are just as beautiful as the food, so get your Instagram ready.

Brunch & Cake, various locations, Dubai. @brunchandcakeuae


The Boardwalk

Weekend breakfast at The Boardwalk is a hit with late risers. The grown-up breakfast menu, which overlooks the Dubai Creek Marina, includes four dishes to share, such as shakshouka-style poached eggs, hummus, and cake. It is only available on weekends, beginning at 11.30 a.m.

Boardwalk, Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Marina, 11.30am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday. Tel: (04) 295 6000. 


Boston Lane

This quaint hideaway in Al Quoz's The Courtyard is a go-to for expertly pulled coffees, vibrant açai bowls, bolognese-loaded toasties, and an indulgent brekkie roll stuffed with scrambled eggs, vintage cheddar, and mozzarella.

Boston Lane Cafe, 25 4 B Street, Al Quoz, Dubai, daily 7.30am to 7pm. Tel: (058) 517 2131.


Bounty Beets

Bounty Beets puts the beauty in breakfast, from the Insta-worthy Millennial pink decor to the feel-good menu of vegan and gluten-free dishes. Try the coconut crepes or the charcoal and almond pancakes and watch your popularity soar.

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi or Le Meridien Dubai, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 12pm, Dhs129. @bountybeets


Café Society

Café Society is the new kid on the block, serving breakfast dishes that look as good as they taste. The menu features smoked salmon with poached eggs, Café Society breakfast, Café Society dulce de leche, and a pastry counter brimming with goodies.

Café Society, Tamani Marina Hotel, KingSalman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina, daily 9am to 11am, Dhs65. Tel: (0)4 318 3755. @cafesocietydxb



At Carine, renowned chef Izu Ani serves a weekend breakfast menu. Scrambled eggs with black truffle and the elegant strawberry tartine with homemade peach jam are examples of typical French flair.

Carine, Emirates Golf Club, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 1pm. Tel: (0)4 417 9885.



Cassette, our 2021 What's On Award-winner for Favourite Cafe, has successfully captured hungry hearts in Dubai. This breakfast delight can be found in the unassuming Al Quoz Courtyard. The menu is extensive, serving brekkie favourites such as a classic Benedict, avocado smash and French toast and the vibe is busy yet relaxed. On weekends, arrive early to avoid having to wait.

Cassette, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, daily 8am to 6pm. Tel: (0)4 3491966. @cassettedxb


Clinton St Baking Co.

You'll have to go a long way to beat Clinton St Baking Co's fried chicken and waffles. The Deep South-inspired dish is one of the most popular breakfast options at this Downtown restaurant, but if you're looking for something lighter, there's also a soft shell crab benedict, avo toast, and Huevos rancheros on the menu.

Building 10, City Walk, Dubai, daily 9am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 428 1331.


Common Grounds

Tom Arnel's menu at Common Grounds is healthy, vibrant, and bursting with vitality, whether it's the açai bowl with dragonfruit, raspberries, and cacao nibs, a vegan chia pudding with saffron-mango lassi, or the virtuous breakfast bowl packed with vegetables.

Common Grounds, Mall of the Emirates 10am to 10pm; JLT 8am to 6pm; DIFC 8am to 5pm; JBR 8am to 12am. Tel: (050) 478 1094.



Eggspectation takes all-day breakfast to the eggstreme with a tempting Breakfast for Dinner menu that includes the standout Old Bay benny (Dhs72), two poached eggs on a pair of juicy crab cakes slathered in Old Bay hollandaise.

Eggspectation, JBR The Walk 7am to 9pm; City Walk 7am to 8pm. JBR: (04) 430 7252. City Walk: (0)4 240 6876.


The Farm

The Farm at Al Barari calls to us when we need to recharge our batteries. Linger over an exceptional Arabic breakfast of foul mefames, labneh, grilled halloumi, eggs to your liking, and pillowy pita bread on the breezy patio overlooking lush gardens and bubbling ponds.

The Farm, Al Barari, breakfast served daily 8am to 12pm.


Friends Avenue

This popular JLT cafe serves a trio of açai bowls (Dhs40). The classic with granola, berries, and banana, the nutty professor with cacao nibs, roasted peanuts, and chia, and the hello from Hawaii with tropical fruits are all options. Order from sister project Açai and the Tribe on Deliveroo for an açai fix delivered right to your door.

Friends Avenue, JLT; Al Thanya; Motor City, breakfast daily 7am to 3pm.


Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer, which has multiple locations throughout the city, serves an epic full English breakfast. There are also healthier options and a selection of fresh juices; however, the homemade hash browns are definitely worth it.

Jones The Grocer, various locations around Dubai, breakfast served until noon midweek, and 4pm on weekends.



In the Koa Canvas hub, the edgy Antipodean eatery serves modern, produce-driven plates of exceptional fare. Make a reservation for their leisurely weekend brunch (not the boozy, dance-on-tables kind), where standout dishes include smashed avo with prawns and yuzu koshu, and the Lowe breakfast, which includes haloumi, boiled egg, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, chickpeas, olives, and flatbread.

Lowe, Koa Canvas, Wadi Al Safa 3, breakfast served Sat and Sun 8am to 12pm. Tel: (0)4 320 1890.



Return to the scene of the crime for a restorative McGettigan's Breakfast if you drank a few too many pints the night before. This hearty meal comes in small or large sizes and includes sausage, bacon, black and white pudding, eggs cooked to order, slow-roasted tomato, mushroom, hash brown, baked beans, and toast, as well as tea or coffee.

McGettigans, JLT; Souk Madinat Jumeirah; JBR; and Home by McGettigan’s (City Walk).


Mitts & Trays

Mitts & Trays is ideal for a weekend catch-up, with high-tech menus on iPads and a variety of healthy and wholesome plates. The real show stealers are their iced lattes, which are almost too beautiful to drink.

Mitts & Trays, Bluewaters, off JBR, breakfast served 8am to 5pm. Tel: (04) 388 3999.



Dubai Creek Harbour is a stunning location for breakfast, and Mondoux is the ultimate destination. Croque madame made with homemade bread, a colorful acai bowl, French brioche toast with salted caramel, and a mascarpone and blueberry crepe are among the dishes. Drink it all down with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or juice. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the week and from 1 p.m. on weekends.

Mondoux, Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai, Mon to Fri 8am to 12pm, Sat & Sun, 8am to 1pm. Tel: (0)4 584 5177.



This urban-chic eatery, named after the lush hinterland surrounding Byron Bay, has a decidedly Aussie accent. Order the casuarina toast with smashed avo, beetroot hummus, feta, edamame, and dukkah and feel good about yourself for the rest of the day. Are you on the run? Takeaway coffee is available at Dar Wasl Mall.

Myocum, No. 45 Dar Wasl Mall, Al Safa, breakfast served 8am to 4pm. @myocum_dubai


Nightjar Coffee

This small-batch roaster casts a wide net in search of culinary inspiration. Don't miss out on their fantastic nitro coffee on tap.

Nightjar Coffee, Alserkal Ave, daily 10am to 9pm.


Reform Social & Grill

Reform is famous for their ever-popular English breakfast, and their full English is known as the 'Breakfast of Champions.' There are also Benedicts and plenty of dessert options for those with a sweet tooth.

Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, daily 8am to 12pm . Tel: (04) 454 2638.


Revo Cafe

Revo Cafe at Anantara The Palm has you covered whether you're looking to stay healthy with their health-focused super bowls or a light granola, or treat yourself to a slab of caramelised bread covered in mascarpone.

Revo Cafe, Anantara, The Palm, Dubai, breakfast served daily 8am to 11.30am. Tel: (04) 5678304.



Because eggs Benedict and fluffy pancakes shouldn't be served only before noon, this New York export serves breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at its City Walk location.

City Walk, Al Safa Road, Dubai, daily 8am to 10pm. Tel: (052) 3976750. @sarabeths.uae


The Scene by Simon Rimmer

The Scene by Simon Rimmer, a popular British eatery, not only serves up some of the best Marina views, but it also has a fantastic daily breakfast menu. Lighter options include classic pancakes and smashed avo, or you can go for something heartier like eggs florentine or the breakfast burrito.

The Scene by Simon Rimmer, 4th Floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, daily 10am to 12pm. Tel: (04) 222 2328.


Tania’s Teahouse

It's easy to see why Tania's Teahouse has become one of Dubai's most Instagrammable spots, with its whimsical interiors and fashion-themed teas. Breakfast items on the menu include earl-grey flavored scones with clotted cream and fluffy Eggs Benedict dubbed "the cloud," which is housed in a two-story villa in Jumeirah.

Tania’s Teahouse, Villa 779A, Jumeirah Beach Road, breakfast served daily 8am to 12pm. Tel: (04) 324 0021.


Tom & Serg

If there is one man who has shaped the Dubai breakfast scene, it is Australian chef Tom Arnel. Tom & Serg, the industrial-chic eatery that started it all, serves his innovative take on cafe fare. Avo toast with tomato, lemon oil, mint, zaatar, pine nuts, and black salt, fried eggs with pumpkin seeds and chimichurri, and granola with cashew milk and coconut yoghurt are all on the menu.

Al Quoz, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Mon to Fri 8am to 4pm, Sat and Sun 8am to 6pm. Tel: (056) 4746812.


Two Neighbors

This cozy spot serves brunch (in the traditional sense) daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The truffle scramble on multigrain toasted bread, the guac and bacon Benedict, and the 'babka' are among the dishes available.

Two Neighbors, Madinat Badr, Dubai, daily 10am to 5pm. Tel: (0)4 548 3732. @twoneighbors.dxb


Walnut Grove

This South African cafe in City Walk and The Dubai Mall is never a waste of time, even if you're just passing through from the Marina. Their dishes are healthy, extensive, and oh-so-appealing, and we're sure you'll want to return for lunch and dinner as well. There are options available until 12pm, as well as some that are available all day.

Walnut Grove, The Walk, Downtown Dubai, daily 10am to 12pm. Tel: (04) 344 4441.

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