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A Guide to the 7 Best Breakfast Spots in Dubai

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Dubai’s active café culture means the options for your morning meal are practically endless.


We’ve whittled down the list to the best of the best with a diverse array of options that include casual bistros, secret garden cafés, egg-centric eateries and more. Keep reading to discover our top picks of the best breakfast spots in the city.

Parlour Boutique

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Tucked away in the rather corporate Dubai World Trade Centre area is this hidden gem that serves everything worth waking up for – think: brioche French toast served with mixed berries and chantilly cream, avocado toast topped with roasted almonds and tomato-watermelon salsa, and ‘Parlour’s Benedict’ ingeniously encased in an éclair. The eatery is inspired by the French tradition of palur or “gathering in a place to speak”.

The result? A chic contemporary café and bistro that serves delicious food complemented by specialty coffee, a relaxed lounge area, a large communal table and even a library. But our favorite thing about it? All day breakfast.


Photo: Courtesy of @IzuBakery

The name Izu Ani needs no introduction for foodies across Dubai and this time around the talented chef is destroying diets at Izu, a cozy little bakery and brasserie. Just think of this new concept as the definitive venue at which to transition from a late, lazy breakfast to a full-on brunch.

Calorific favorites such as pain au chocolat, blueberry muffins, almond croissants and apple Danish pastries are all on offer at the artisanal bakery, as are healthier options like scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Debating between sweet and savory? You can’t go wrong with the breakfast board, which features both a filling parfait and feta cheese-topped avocado toast with a slightly spicy kick.


Photo: Courtesy of @AubaineDubai

Popular London-born French restaurant and boulangerie Aubaine is best known for its handcrafted selection of fresh breads and pastries and offers a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere for breakfast and brunch.

Baker & Spice

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The menu at Baker & Spice is ruled by harvest cycles, meaning you can expect locally sourced ingredients and fresh dishes that are in season. Not only does this eatery take great pain in the sourcing and preparation of your food, it also boasts a truly astonishing assortment of baked goods made from the finest ingredients.

Cocoa Room

Photo: Courtesy of The National

The opening of Cocoa Room had foodies across the city excited and its refined atmosphere and delicious menu proved to be worth the hype. Red velvet pancakes and eggs benedict are a guest favorite.

Comptoir 102

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Dubai’s health-conscious dwellers flock to Comptoir 102 for its nutritious meals and delicious smoothies, as well as for its relaxing atmosphere, impeccable customer service and selection of home-décor items and accessories for sale. Guest favorites include the avocado crostini, green chia smoothie and labneh organic panini.

Common Grounds

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Follow the aroma of fresh coffee, date-and-pistachio loaf, breakfast tacos with fried eggs and pinto beans, and Egyptian baked eggs to this culinary gem created by the duo behind Tom & Serg.

Source: Savoir Flair

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