Treat your mum to a morning feast this week with our pick of the best treat breakfasts in town…
1. La Serre
When you want a proper croissant, few restaurants can compete with this Parisian-style café. The boulangerie is open from 6.30am, and as well as a selection of freshly baked pastries, you can also choose more indulgent dishes – we recommend treating your mum to the scrambled eggs with shaved truffle and truffle oil. Pick a spot on the terrace for extra people watching opportunities in glamorous Downtown Dubai.
Vida Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4286966. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. laserre.ae
This South African export is an elegant café in Jumeirah, and a popular spot for breakfast. The service is excellent and the menu offers a mix of impeccably cooked savoury and sweet dishes. We’re big fans of the ‘mariachi’ scrambled eggs, with Tex-Mex flavours of coriander, chilli, avocado and lime, as well as the brioche French toast with preserves and crème anglaise.
Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, daily 7.30am until 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 3855500. Taxi: Galleria Mall. facebook.com/tashascafe1
3. La Farine
A French restaurant in the world’s tallest hotel open 24 hours a day? Sign us up. La Farine offers an indulgent ‘Baker’s Breakfast’ menu, which includes freshly baked pastries, a charcuterie platter, savoury breakfast dishes such as croque madam and savoury crêpes, plus fruit for dessert, fresh juice and unlimited tea and coffee.
Business Bay, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 4143000. Metro: Business Bay. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
4. The Lighthouse
Part concept store, part restaurant, the Lighthouse is a stylish hidden gem, tucked away in the Dubai Design District. We’re told that the bakers arrive on site at 2am to get started on the day’s croissants, which is reason enough to visit for breakfast. Other items on the morning menu include a spicy shakshouka, a baked goat’s cheese pie and apple and olive oil muffins.
Building 6, Dubai Design District, Dubai, Sun to Fri 8am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4226024. Taxi: D3. dubaidesigndistrict.com
Treat your mum to breakfast with the best view in Dubai at At.mosphere. Located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, you can choose from the a la carte menu or opt for the special breakfast package (Dhs325), which includes a continental buffet and your choice of main course. You can also try a signature breakfast dish for an additional Dhs95, such as blue lobster eggs benedict and truffle scrambled eggs.
At.mosphere Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 8883828. atmosphereburjkhalifa.com
Pick a poolside table outside and enjoy some of the best views of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Ewaan offers a special breakfast package (Dhs150 per person) with a spread that includes English, Arabic, Asian and Indian options. There are tasty pastries, healthy smoothies and live crêpe and waffle cooking stations too.
The Palace, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily 6am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4287806. Metro: Burj Khalifa. theaddress.com