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 Cafes in Abu Dhabi

1. Cafe 302
2. Rain Cafe
3. Sanderson’s
4. Le Cafe
5. Salt & Caramel
6. Central Grounds
7. The Third Place Cafe
8. Aptitude Cafe
9. Jones the Grocer- Al Mamoura
10. Cafe Arabia

Hip, trendy and promising a gastronomic adventure, the cafes in Abu Dhabi are reshaping the culinary geography of the city. While some are set by the beach and promise uninterrupted views of the Gulf, some cafes are stowed away in hidden alleyways; but wherever you go, you are sure to find a cafe that meets your aesthetic and dining interests.

The cafes in Abu Dhabi double up as excellent breakfast joints, with certain places such as Jones the Grocer or Salt and Caramel dishing up delectable breakfast platters throughout the day. While the staple cafe wrap and burgers are always on the menu, cafes such as Cafe Arabia and Third Place cafe also feature Middle Eastern items on the menu. Certain joints are known for their specialty experience, such as the afternoon high teas at Le Cafe, or the exclusively gluten free menu at Tawa Bakery. 

Here is the list of best cafes in Abu Dhabi:          

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01

Cafe 302

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Cafe 302 in Rotana Abu Dhabi is a cozy, urban hangout for locals and visitors alike. Its stylish but inviting furnishings invite visitors to linger and relax at any time of day. Cafe 302 is proud of its healthy and delectable meal alternatives, in addition to its remarkable selection of wonderful cafe food.

Freshly squeezed  juices, as well as superfood bowls that you may personalize, are available. Guests may also shop for culinary supplies and organic food items from the cafe. 

Location
: Hamdan Bin Mohammed St - Zone 1 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Timings: 08.00 AM- 11.00 PM on all days of the week
Price: AED 200 for two

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02

Rain Cafe

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Known well for its range of coffee, Rain Cafe is a smart and unusually elegant hangout in the city center. The vibe here is youthful and funky, with its quirky decor adding to the whole vibe. The cafe imports its coffee beans from all over the world, producing an impressive range of coffee-based drinks.

Sweet treats are popular fares here as well, and include freshly baked bread and chocolate goods. There is limited outdoor seating, although sitting inside might be advisable during summer.

Location:  Mohammed Bin Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 07.00 AM- 11.00 PM
               Friday and Saturday: 09.00 AM- 11.00 PM
Price: AED 140 for two

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03

Sanderson’s

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Walking into Sanderson’s, the cool Mediterranean vibe and overhead canopy is what catches one’s eye. The lovely decor here is hardly Sanderson’s biggest attraction. The comprehensive standard and flavored coffee menu is followed up by an equally attractive range of food.

Hawaiian burgers and pizza platters are popular fares here, although the menu does include traditional Middle Eastern items as well.

Location: The Walk, Al Seef Village Mall, near Andalus Hotel Al Salaam Street, Abu Dhabi
Timings: 08.00 AM- 10.00 PM on all days of the week
Price: Approximately AED 350 for two

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04

Le Cafe

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Le Cafe at Emirates Palace offers the ideal atmosphere for a drink, a chat, an aperitif, or a small dinner, with gold-drizzled chocolates and tempting tea. The stylish Le Cafe has earned multiple honors over the years for its specialty high tea, which is meant to appeal to both traditional and international palates.

Expect wonderfully created delicacies, pastries, and cakes, as well as an excellent coffee variety and herbal infusions imported from across the world, to eat and drink. Being one of the busiest cafes in Abu Dhabi, seats here should be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

Location: W Corniche Rd - Al Ras Al Akhdar - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Timings: 08.00 AM- 11.00 PM on all days
Price: AED 400 for two

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05

Salt & Caramel

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Salt & Caramel is a breakfast eatery open all day that serves freshly baked pastries and croissants. It takes pleasure in its salty caramel treats as well as its dedication to dining quality and overall experience.

A relaxing destination café where family and friends may enjoy delectable coffee and snacks while reminiscing about the good old days. The cafe also organizes special feasts on festive occasions.

Location: Al Raha BeachAl - Al Bander - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Timings: 08.00 AM- 12.00 AM on all days
Price: Approximately AED150 for two

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06

Jones the Grocer- Al Mamoura

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ones the Grocer returns to Al Mamoura with its familiar contemporary dining services. All day breakfasts and childrens’ menus are big on the list here, although the cafe is well known for its roasts as well.

The cookies and pastries sold here are priceless, and you can get some packed to take back home as well.  The Al Mamoura store is known especially well for organizing cooking workshops, especially those designed for children.

Location:  Al Mamoura Building B Ground Floor 06/07 Corner 4th Muroor & - 15th St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Timings: Monday to Friday: 08.00 AM- 11.30 PM
               Saturday and Sunday: 09.00 AM- 11.30 PM
Price: Approximately AED 240 for two

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07

Central Grounds

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The perfect breakfast joint for early risers, Central Grounds is one of the coziest cafes in Abu Dhabi. This welcoming small café takes its coffee very seriously: their trademark blend is Kyoto cold-brewed, and you may choose from Indonesian, Ethiopian, or Nicaraguan beans, among others.

There are also artisan teas and a large selection of fresh all-day meals, as well as a menu of waist-busting milkshakes and mocktails. 

Location
: Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi
Timings: 06.00 AM- 10.00 PM on all days 
Price: Approximately AED 175 for two

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08

Cafe Arabia

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Lanterns, cozy sofas, wall paintings, culturally themed bookcases, and an open-air lounge give Cafe Arabia a trendy, Arabesque ambiance. The famous boutique café is a one-stop shop for a hearty replenishment, serving classic Middle Eastern breakfast, sweet desserts, lunch, and supper, as well as outstanding Turkish coffee and frothy cappuccinos.

The staff here is friendly and hospitable, elevating the experience of dining here. 

Location
: Villa No. 637, 15th Street, Airport Rd? Opposite Al Mushrif Children’s Park - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Timings: 08.00 AM- 11.00 PM on all days 
Price: AED 150 for two

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09

The Third Place Cafe

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The Third Place in Abu Dhabi is perhaps one of the most inviting cafes in Abu Dhabi. It's a terrific location to meet a friend, relax with a book, or get some work done via the internet, with comfortable alcoves, window seats, and patio tables.

The cuisine is delicious—fresh, it's well-prepared, and nutritious. Servers greet customers with a friendly grin and make recommendations from the enormous menu shown on the wall. Regular fares here include burgers and wraps, but the cafe does feature some Middle Eastern specialties.

Location: Corniche road, Villa T3 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Timings: 08.00 AM- 11.00 PM on all days
Price: Approximately AED 200 for two

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10

Aptitude Cafe

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Nestled just outside the Abu Dhabi Louvre, dining at Aptitude Cafe is an experience in itself. Best for a quick evening snack, the cafe is well known for its impressive range of coffee and coffee-based drinks. Some Aptitude specialties make their way into the menu as well, such as the pretzel affogato which is worth a try.

The view of the Museum and the sea, of course, adds to the charm of the place. Aptitude organizes themed nights on a time to time basis as well. 

Location
: Shati Al Saadiyat St, Abu Dhabi
Timings: 09.00 AM- 10.00 PM on all days

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  1. What are the best cafes in Abu Dhabi?

    1. Brunch and Cake: Brunch and Cake, a Barcelona-based restaurant has finally made its debut in Abu Dhabi. One of the prettiest cafes in Abu Dhabi, Brunch and Cake is located in the Marsa Al Bateen Marina, with warm boho-chic décor and a broad menu of trademark and Abu Dhabi-only delicacies.

    2. Tawa Bakery
    : Tawa Bakery is a one-of-a-kind 100% gluten-free bakery and café in Abu Dhabi that was built on the conviction that eating gluten-free should not compromise on taste or quality. Gluten-free all-day breakfasts, including a delectable French toast, are available, while vibrant salads, burgers, and pizzas provide more substantial fare.

    3. Arabica:
    Coffee lovers come to percent Arabica for their caffeine fix, and it's simple to understand why: this cult coffee shop has earned its stripes by sourcing Arabica beans from over 30 countries. It's a popular destination for a coffee whatever your order is, with a beverage selection that goes far beyond simple brews.

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  2. What are the best instagrammable cafes in Abu dhabi?

    1. Rain Cafe: Locals frequent the homegrown Rain Cafe, indicating that the coffee is excellent. It's a specialty coffee business known for its robust breakfast menu, colorful bowls, and punchy, packed sandwiches, as well as its concentration on crafting the perfect freshly made pours.

    2. Sanderson’s:
    Sanderson's is one of the coolest cafes in Abu Dhabi, and a must-try spot for a casual catch-up. Tropical smoothie bowls, fully loaded toasts, and eggs cooked in an endless variety of ways make Sanderson's the perfect breakfast joint as well. With a relaxing palette of varied hues of white, velvety cream couches, and wicker chairs, it has a Mediterranean atmosphere.

    3. Local: Local is a laid-back hangout in Al Zeina that's half coffee shop, part barbershop, and part luxury streetwear concept store. It's a hip restaurant with an industrial yet ultra-cool air, serving an impressive assortment of specialty coffees including Spanish and matcha lattes, and an impressive range of coffee based drinks.

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  3. How much does it cost to go to Abu Dhabi from India?

    A trip to Abu Dhabi from India could cost anything starting from Rs. 50,000 for a standard 3-4 nights trip. The cost of the trip, however, would ultimately depend on the duration of travel, season of visit, and the number of experiences included in one’s itinerary.

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  4. What is the currency of Abu Dhabi?

    The currency of Abu Dhabi is the Emirati Dirham, abbreviated as AED. A dirham is further divided into films. One dirham is roughly equal to 20 INR.

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