From breakfast to brunch, we’ve got you covered…

Dubai is a haven for breakfast and brunch (the actual time between breakfast and lunch) lovers, always on the hunt for a gorgeous cafe to fill their Instagram grids with. Even if you feel like you’re hot on the heels of the city’s best cafes, there’s always somewhere new to try.

Here is our pick of 5 pretty new cafes to add to your must-visit list… 


Local eatery, 21grams, has long been celebrated for its home-grown, community-focused concept, and with its success ever-growing, it was time to move. Bidding farewell to its Jumeirah Beach Road post, 21grams has moved to Meyan Mall in Al Thanya Street. The new spot has an increased capacity, a rooftop terrace and views of Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. To mark the start of 21grams’ new chapter, the bistro has launched a new menu, complete with dishes that use seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers. Guests will be able to enjoy all-day breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner at the new spot.

21 grams, Meyan Mall, Al Thanya St, Umm Suqeim, Dubai. Tel: (0)50 841 5021.

Brunch & Cake by the Lake

If Instagrammability is what you’re after, look no further than Brunch & Cake by the Lake, the new cafe-restaurant that opened at Jumeirah Islands Pavilion in December. The walls are completely open, giving you beautiful views of the lake, and inside the restaurant, there’s something picture-worthy everywhere you look, from the bakery to the velvet sofa, and of course, the food and drinks themselves. From the famous avocado toast to açaí bowls adorned with fruit, beautifully decorated cakes and cool drinks, these creations look almost too good to eat.

Brunch & Cake by the Lake, Jumeirah Islands Pavilion, open daily 8am to 10.30pm. @brunchandcakeuae

Cafe Bierut

If your perfect way to while away a weekend is lunch at a gorgeous cafe, then you need to check out Café Beirut, which just opened near the Burj Khalifa. Whether you’re sat indoors or out, it’s a stunning place to dine. Indoors, the seating sits under a huge glass dome, and outdoors, there’s an expansive, leafy terrace. Hot mezze offers delicacies such as sautéed chicken livers, makanek, falafel tacos, ras asfour with pomegranate molasses and tabbouleh.

Café Beirut, Al Murooj Complex Downtown, Dubai, 10am to 2am Monday to Friday, 10am till late on Saturday and Sunday. Tel: (0)4 422 5211. @cafebeirutdxb


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London’s most Instagrammable cafe, EL&N, has made its way over to Dubai, and pink lovers – this one’s for you. With bright pink floral decor and neon signage aplenty, EL&N’s signature look is a head-turner and is sure to draw crowds now that it’s open in DIFC. The space certainly stands out, with bubble balls, fashion illustrations, a central coffee bar made with a bespoke chandelier filled with 20,000 chains, neon signs and floral decor. Menu highlights include EL&N shakshuka, Cheetos cheeseburger, dulce de leche milk cakes and its famed Spanish latte.

EL&N London, Gate Village 2, DIFC, Dubai, Sunday to Wednesday 8am to 11pm, Thursday to Saturday 8am to 12am. @eln_cafe


Nette dubai

Nette is the brand new restaurant found in cool padel tennis club, Matcha. Brought to you by the team behind Al Quoz’s Cassette, Nette offers French-Japanese cuisine. Coffee will be served from local roastery, Three Roasters Coffee while you enjoy a choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner. We recommend bagging a seat outside to make the most of the Dubai sunshine.

Nette, Matcha Club, Al Quoz, daily 8am to 10pm. @nettedxb

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