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5 of the best coffee shops in Abu Dhabi

Where to get your caffeine fix in the the city that values quality above all others

Abu Dhabi residents are known for their exquisite taste and high standards, and none of these are lowered when it comes to their coffee orders. The UAE's capital city's opulent café culture means that you can find an an atmosphere and a perfect cup to suit your needs. Whether you need a breakfast, lunch or dinner check out these awesome smart-casual bolt-holes.

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This is not your average ‘grocer’, but a refined bistro style emporium of yumminess. Selling and serving everything from Italian Tartufo to Wagyu beef burgers, and what can only be described as some of the best, if not the best, coffee in the UAE (they have their own coffee blend and use single origin beans), get here early to ensure a table especially at the weekend.

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Jim’s Kitchen Table

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Open from 7.30am to 10pm, you are assured of a decent cup of coffee all day at this relative newcomer to Abu Dhabi’s dining scene. The coffee comes from Coffee Planet, a UAE-based coffee roaster, and with breakfasts served all day and a cool and relaxed café vibe, this is not only a great place to grab a coffee and go, but to laze on a sofa with coffee on tap.

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Emporio Armani Caffè

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The Italians certainly know their coffee, so it should come as no surprise that the coffee at the Armani Caffè in the Galleria Mall is as top quality as the designer’s clothes. And with a gorgeous outdoor terrace overlooking the water, this is a stunning pit stop, mid-shop or anytime.

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No. FiftySeven Boutique Café is a trendy, cosy place that has an array of coffee, tea and hot beverages as well as an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. This is the perfect spot to meet up for brunch with friends. If you’re feeling lazy one Sunday morning, they will even deliver breakfast and coffee straight to your door so you don’t have to miss out on a marocchino with nutella.

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Circle Café

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There is no bagel in the world as good as a New York bagel. Taking their love for authentic New York bagels, two moms opened Circle Café which has since been making some of the best bagels and coffee Abu Dhabi has to offer. Since its inception, the café has expanded their menu and have plenty of delicious options for every meal.

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1 Jim’s Kitchen Table
2 jones the grocer
3 Emporio Armani Caffe
4 Circle Café
5 No.Fifty Seven Boutique Cafe