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Dubai's best cafés

Whether it's a quick bite on the go or sit-down brunch at the weekend, we've picked the most perfect casual spots in Dubai.

Dubai has a thriving café scene that offers something for everyone’s taste from coffee lovers to foodies. Whether it’s a business lunch or enjoying breakfast with your family, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite places.

Café Rider

Motorbikes and great coffee is the theme of this converted warehouse space in Dubai’s industrial area. You’ll find big leather sofas and a wide selection of both local and international coffee roasters. They also sell helmets and other motorbike accessories. If you have kids, there’s a children’s play area. cafe-rider.com

Crowd: Motorbike & car enthusiasts, fathers & their sons
Dish to try: Go for the coffee
Location: Al Quoz

The Hamptons

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The Hamptons cafe is located in a stylish 3-story villa designed with a nautical theme. Their attention to detail and great service is refreshing. www.hamptonsdubai.com

Crowd: Expat Arabs and young families on weekends and ladies who lunch weekdays
Dish to try: Montauk Eggs Breakfast
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road

The Sum of Us

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This super cool café, bakery and coffee roaster is by the dynamic F&B duo behind the successful Tom & Sergthesumofusdubai.com

Crowd: Hipsters, entrepreneurs and bearded guys
Dish to try: Katsu Chicken Bowl
Location: Trade Centre

The Pavilion

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Dubai urbanites have made The Pavilion their café of choice to socialise and work from. There’s high speed Internet, creative décor, large workspaces, and an eclectic book collection should guests need inspiration. www.pavilion.ae

Crowd: Artists, entrepreneurs and young families,
Dish to try: Eggs Benedict with a detox smoothie
Location: Downtown

Vogue Café

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This chic, fashionable café is a favourite with fashionistas who need to take a break from shopping. We love the iconic Vogue photographs displayed throughout the space. www.thedubaimall.com

Crowd: Female shoppers
Dish to try: Vogue Café High Tea
Location: Level Shoe District, Dubai Mall

Baker & Spice

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Baker & Spice is known for its changing menu of artisan soul food using local, organic, and fresh ingredients. Guests can either order from the menu or select popular dishes displayed at the deli counter that’s charged by weight. bakerandspiceme.com

Crowd: Young Western expats
Dish to try: Anything from the daily menu
Location: Downtown & Dubai Marina

1 The Sum of Us
2 The Hamptons
3 Pavilion
4 Café Rider
5 Baker & Spice
6 Vogue Café