Start Your Day Right: A Selection of Dubai's Best Breakfast Spots

17 June 2022 Written by Arpan

Dubai’s food scene is well-known for diverse choices from pocket-friendly street eats right up to super luxury gourmet and fine dining. For those who like to start the day right, the good news is that it absolutely does justice to ‘the most important meal of the day’, AKA breakfast. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the city’s best breakfast spots - a hotly contended list that really is just a snapshot of what’s on offer! Honorable mentions must go to institutions such as The Farm (Al Barari), Eggspectation, and Fibber McGee’s - you can read more about them in some of our other blogs (see below).


1. Circle Cafe 2. Bistro Des Arts 3. Lowe's Dubai
4. Leen’s Casual to Gourmet 5. Common Grounds 6. Revo - Anantara The Palm

1. Circle Cafe


Founded in 2003 by mums Mira and Rana, Circle Cafe was founded on a mutual love of proper New York bagels and is designed to feel like you’re “hanging out in a friend's living room”. Their menu has expanded over the years and so have their locations - 11 in Dubai, 3 in Abu Dhabi and 1 in Saudi - but the core philosophy remains the same. The menu is diverse, with ‘supper club’ family meals and a great range of vegan items but the main draw for a lot of customers is their all-day weekend breakfast - from 08:00 - 16:00 you can enjoy a selection of eggs, pancakes and bagels for just AED 65. 

2. Bistro Des Arts

Bistro des Arts is a quintessential 1970 Parisian bistro overlooking the waters of Dubai Marina, serving a repertoire of classic “Terroir” French home-style food with a rustic French décor and a garden vibe terrace. The restaurant offers a Parisienne bistro style fare from breakfast through to late-night supper. Guests can choose from of a well-curated wine list, a raw seafood bar and freshly baked bread and pastries all served in a laidback casual style environment. Bistro des Arts is a not yet seen original Parisian Bistro, the place to go for a slice of Paris in Dubai.


3. Lowe's Dubai

A homegrown ideology, LOWE is a contemporary and experimental dining experience showcasing seasonal produce cooked naturally by fire. The open kitchen centered on a charcoal grill, rotisserie and wood-fired oven celebrates rustic and approachable food.

The menu combines traditional techniques and unique flavours to ignite the senses. A part of the Nasab creative community, the relaxed eatery brings food to life in a welcoming environment, with a sense of humor and a touch of nostalgia.

4. Leen’s Casual to Gourmet

The homegrown food & guest centric concept was born in the mind of a german entrepreneur with nicaraguan roots passionate about hospitability and diverse flavours. steadily rising over years, this concept initiated with a beachside café and advanced into a multi-outlet casual fine dining destination.

We let the food, not the dress code, take center stage. this idea behind the brand reflects and supports our vision. it differentiates us from competitors, resonates with customers, energizes and inspires employees and partners. our 5 branches across dubai and abu dhabi are unique destinations full of life, spirit, care and warmth, and are the places where we seek to exceed our guests’ expectations at every possible turn!

5. Common Grounds

Common Grounds is a haven in a fast-paced city that never sits still. Located in Mall of the Emirates, DIFC, JLT, JBR Beach, Dubai Hills Mall & Nakheel Mall. We are a community of people who appreciate healthy produce quality and the smell of freshly ground coffee.

Our menu is full of delicious, flavorful, interesting food served just the way you like it – because when you talk, we listen. Our friendly, efficient and knowledgeable team will make you feel right at home. We respect our customers like friends. 

It’s a neighborhood space. For you and for me and for them; for all of us here in this non-stop place. It’s our Common Ground.

6. Revo - Anantara The Palm

Revo serves up all your favourite dishes with a healthy twist. Take your meal in air-conditioned comfort or out on the terrace with inspiring views. Stop by throughout the day for caffeine hits or refreshing fruit smoothies at our friendly Palm Jumeirah coffee house.