6 Chic Cafes To Hang Out In Dubai

Coffee | Kaboompics // Karolina/Pexels
Coffee | Kaboompics // Karolina/Pexels
Photo of Thais Kelly
8 May 2017

Dubai is the ideal destination to go shopping and with everything from small boutique shops to massive luxury brands, this city is the place to shop until you drop. However, to get through all that shopping, much caffeine could be required, so here’s our guide to some of the chic cafes in Dubai that welcome shoppers, or those who simply enjoy sipping their coffee in style.

Harper’s Bazaar Cafe

Cafe, Middle Eastern, Coffee
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Located in Dubai Design District – d3, this is the world’s first Harper’s Bazaar Cafe. The cafe’s design was inspired by the iconic fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, making it an embodiment of fashion and style. Seeing that the cafe is located in one of the trendiest areas in town, this is a place to sip coffee and enjoy cosmopolitan dishes after checking out fashion and design shops and pop-ups around the neighborhood. This is a favorite to Dubai influencers, so visitors may rub shoulders with some one the most ‘Insta-famous’ people in town.

Culinary Boutique

Cafe, Restaurant, Middle Eastern, $$$
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This trendy cafe is every foodie’s favorite spot in town. Culinary Boutique doesn’t only cater to people who love eating, but also those who want to learn more about cooking. The cafe has a minimalist and contemporary decor, creating the perfect environment to hang out with friends or hold business meetings. What makes this space stand out is its culinary school, allowing cooking enthusiasts to learn about what they are eating. Located in the heart of Jumeirah, Culinary Boutique is the perfect spot to wash the day away after a shopping spree at Sunset Mall.


Cafe, Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Coffee
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What is better than a cafe inside the biggest shopping mall in the world? Shoppers don’t have to wander very far after a hardcore session of window shopping at The Dubai Mall in order to grab good coffee. What makes Parker’s all the more special is that diners can only come into this secret location if they are in possession of a golden key. These keys can be found in several different places in town depending on the cafe’s announcements. Exclusive and delicious, all any visitor could ask for.

The Brass

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Middle Eastern, Coffee
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For those who love shopping and good coffee equally, The Brass is the place to go. This high-class cafe offers freshly roasted coffee in one of Dubai’s trendiest shopping areas, City Walk. The Brass takes special pride in their coffee options and menu, where East meets West in order to provide visitors with a vast experience of flavors and aromas. This homegrown Dubai coffeehouse is known for its brass pots, trays and roasters, all evoking different cultural elements to make this an internationalized space, much like Dubai itself.

The Hamptons Cafe

Cafe, Middle Eastern, Coffee, $$$
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The Hamptons Cafe is a short walk from Kite Beach and offers coffee drinkers the full elegant coastal experience. The cafe honors its namesake and makes visitors feel like they have entered the chic environment of the Hamptons. The Hamptons Cafe is full of greenery and has class ceilings, allowing diners a beautiful view of Jumeirah Beach Road. This is a fantastic place to watch the sunset while sipping on coffee and watching the latest Dubai fashion on the cafe’s stylish goers.

Fortnum and Mason

Cafe, Middle Eastern, $$$
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This traditional British teahouse has a history that extends back to 1707, making Fortnum and Mason one of the most high-class bourgeois cafes in town. Located at Dubai Mall, giving shoppers easy access to the space, the cafe has a singular view of the Burj Khalifa from its balcony. This is a lovely place to enjoy some tea, as well as shopping of the brand’s world renowned delicacies such as tea, biscuits and preserves. Fortnum and Mason is the place where antique style and delicious snacks come to meet.

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