Brunch & Cake, Al Wasl and The Pointe
Arguably one of the most Instagram-worthy breakfast spot in the city, Brunch & Cake is a boho-chic, restaurant that’s now located at both Al Wasl and at its new seaside spot at The Pointe. This recently opened gem serves up plates of pastel-coloured lattes, rose petaled-french toast and gooey eggs benedict, and goes by the motto “In Grandma We Trust”, with a menu including everything from healthy acai bowls to fluffly halloumi pancakes. You’ll queue for some time to get a table at the original in Barcelona, but it’s always worth the wait.
Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills Golf Club
Overlooking the rolling greens and the Downtown Dubai skyline, Hillhouse Brasserie is a mix of countryside French boulangerie and glitzy Hamptons golf course. On the expansive terrace, tuck into rhubarb-filled donuts, freshly baked breads and pastries, omelettes, pancakes and waffles aplenty.
The Farm Restaurant, Al Barari
Be transported out of the hustle and bustle of the city and straight into a majestic estate with lakes, waterways and gardens when you visit The Farm, Al Barari. Reminiscent of a scene out of The Secret Garden, breakfast-goers can feast their way through some top healthy eats here, including a vegan tofu scramble.
Bounty Beets, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
The photo-friendly, ultra-feminine Bounty Beets’ interiors might be splashed all over Instagram, but its fauna-filled outdoor terrace allows breakfast goers to enjoy dishes al fresco. On the menu, tuck into sweet treats like pancakes and waffles, or healthier options like plant-based scrable or poched eggs on crispy kale. Bonus – it’s dog friendly.
Jones The Grocer, Palm West Beach
Jones The Grocer’s Aussie cafe classics have made the brand a household name across the UAE, with branches across the emirates serving up hearty and homely dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its newest addition is located at Palm West Beach, and this itteration, a laidback beachside bar, café and restaurant opens up completely to the Palm West Beach coastline, allowing breakfast lovers to take in the ocean breeze. Its breakfast menu – served all day on weekends – includes classic eggs benedicts, hearty full English breakfasts and freshly baked crossaints.
An ode to the chic lifestyle of the Hamptons in the state of New York, this boutique cafe began life as a standalone concept in a whitewashed Jumeirah villa, and has since expanded to a further two locations in Arabian Ranches and Jumeirah islands. Start the day with one of their all-day breakfasts, ranging from the signature big breakfast, to Greek eggs or a traditional Middle Eastern spread.
The Scene by Simon Rimmer
A firm favourite among those looking for British breakfast classics, The Scene by Simon Rimmer has long been established as one of the best spots in the city for an alfresco breakfast. The expansive terrace snakes around the restaurant, with scaterrings of tables designed for big groups set against the glass, maximising the shimmering Dubai Marina views. Breakfast is served on weekends from 10am, with a menu that features fluffy pancakes, eggs florentine and a hearty full English.
Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
Bringing the laid-back British country gastropub to the family-friendly Lakes is Reform Social & Grill. It opens daily from 8am, serving an extensive breakfast menu until 11.30am. Perch up at a wooden table in the garden and enjoy a hearty full breakfast, or opt for farmhouse eggs, smoked Scottish kippers or a breakfast pudding while basking in the sunshine.
On the corner plot on Dubai’s JBR, you’ll see the queue of people forming (especially on weekends) before you see Eggspectation. It’s become somewhat of an institution for Dubai Marina regulars, and its stacks of pancackes oozing with syrup, colourful acai bowls and eggs more than a dozen ways make this all-day breakfast spot a popular choice for seaside dining to start the day.
Comptoir 102, Jumeirah 1
This concept-store-turned-cafe is a healthy breakfast spot that serves up organic, vegan and gluten-free options including chia seed pudding and almond butter oatmeal porridge. After breakfast, check out the in-house store displaying fashion, jewellery and home goods – you might just bag a unique find.
Maison Mathis, Arabian Ranches
A firm favourite for those living around Arabian Ranches, the restaurant at the golf club, Maison Mathis, brings a taste of delectable home cooked European cuisine to Dubai. As well as breezy interiors, it’s home to a gorgeous terrace that overlooks the golf club, serving up an array of colourful benedicts, impressive array of vegan and vegetarian dishes and indulgent sweet treats like a strawberries and cream waffle and French toast.
Palm Bay Dubai, Club Vista Mare
We love the colourful interiors at Palm Bay, a playful new addition to the strip of restaurants at Club Vista Mare. The menu has a bit of everything, and it’s got a casual, family-friendly feel that’s warm, welcoming and instantly makes guests feel relaxed. Their breakfast menu, served up daily, is concise but offers something for everyone – from bagels to full English breakfasts. Of course, it comes with the added bonus of being served up right by the beach.
carine, Emirates Golf Club
In Dubai, chef Izu Ani is a culinary mastermind that can do no wrong – and that includes his long-standing French Mediterranean restaurant, carine. Sweetly named after his wife, the beautiful restaurant overlooks the golf course, and its terrace is one of the most serene spots in the city for a long, leisurely breakfast. Only served on weekends, it’s an indulgent menu filled with as many sweet treats as savoury, from classic French toasts and waffles to truffled scrambled eggs and beetroot tartine with homemade jam.
Plenty to choose from for your breakfast in Dubai!