Hello there, have we met? I am Emma, and I am a breakfast lover. I can skip lunch, I don’t mind dinner, but breakfast … I love breakfast! Dubai has no shortage of great breakfast options, from decadent hotel brunches to simple cafes. My preference is definitely for the latter, so this is what you will find in this post. You will find below some of the best breakfast spots in Dubai, a list that I will update regularly, as I discover new places. Enjoy your breakfast in Dubai!

Disclaimer: I didn’t take most of the pictures below, it comes directly from the restaurants. Still practicing my food photography skills!

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Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, behind an unassuming grey facade lies one of the prettiest cafes in Dubai.  Inside,  the decoration is modern and minimalistic,  it is all about bright white walls, pretty wooden furniture, greeneries at every corner (and hanging from the ceiling), and a lot of sunlight thanks to its glass roof. Oh so Pinterest worthy!  From the all-day breakfast menu, we tried the Eggs Benedict with bacon (AED 55), served in a delicious croissant (As a French I probably shouldn’t condone, but I DO !)  and the Avocado Toast (65AED).  Served on brown rye bread, with cream cheese, peas, nuts, and edamame, it was one of the most surprising and delicious avo toast I ever had.  Not convinced yet? Take a look at their beautiful Instagram feed … If these pictures don’t make you hungry and excited for breakfast, nothing will!  Society Cafe truly deserves a top place in the list of best breakfasts in Dubai

Location: Jumeirah Stret, Jumeirah 1
Timing: 8 am to 6 pm
Vibe: Refined, with lots of light, wood, and greeneries, family-friendly
Food: Delicious breakfast favorites, french pastries with a local touch.


If you are a lover of good bread, home-made coffee, and a trendy meal, this place is for you. With its modern industrial decor and a small outdoor seating area, it is the perfect place for a Saturday morning breakfast in Dubai. From 8 am to 12 pm, you can pick anything from the breakfast menu, and starting at 12pm, you can also pick from the lunch options.

Among my favorites are the croissant (Go for the almond croissant if you feel super naughty), the Big Breakfast (a good classic), the chia pudding (with lots of coconut milk) and the Confit Lamb salad (part of the lunch menu).

Location: Burj Al Salam, Trade Center
Breakfast timing: 8 am to 5 pm
Vibe: Trendy, earthy
Food: Homemade bakery, gourmet cafe, coffee roastery.


I said it before, I will say it again … You can take me out of France, but you can’t take French food out of me !

If you are looking for a delicious French breakfast in Dubai, with a chic bistro flair, La Serre is the place for you. I usually go for the classic scrambled eggs, half a fresh baguette with butter and jam, and a croissant (probably the best croissants in Dubai!). If you feel like splurging, try the scrambled eggs with French Perigord truffles … Because of the AED 200 price tag I never tried it, so I would love to hear your opinion about it !!!!

Just in case you are an early riser, the boulangerie opens at 6.30am. La Serre gets very crowded over the weekend, so unless you arrive very early, except a little waiting time before you get a table.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai
Breakfast timing: 7 am to 9 pm
Vibe: Classic, elegant
Food: French, eggs, pastries, homemade pastries and bread


Tom & Serg is the brainchild of Tom Arnel and Sergio Lopez: an Aussie and a Spaniard who met back in 2011 and decided to create a simple yet delicious coffee place in Dubai. Tom & Serg opened a few years later in Al Quoz, an industrial area off Sheikh Zayed Road, that sees more and more trendy places opening (including Dubai Art hub Alserkal Avenue). Tom & Serg has an industrial hipster feel, but more importantly, it offers delicious food in a cool atmosphere … Oh, and breakfast is served all day… Need I say more?  I almost always go for the scrambled eggs on toast, because they are perfectly cooked (the waiter will ask how you want your eggs to be, and they really follow that), and the sourdough bread is to die for.

Yes, one more thing, Tom and Sergio are also the owners of The Sum of Us, so you can expect the same great tastes and trendy atmosphere!

Location: Al Joud Centre, Al Quoz
Breakfast timing: 9 am to 4 pm
Vibe: Australian, casual, family-friendly
Food: Home roasted coffee, eggs, acai bowls, avo toasts, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free options


Anywhere else than in Dubai, Comptoir 102 would just be your typical trendy lifestyle concept store and trendy coffee. But in Dubai’s fancy F&B scene, Comptoir 102 really stands out for its amazing retail selection and healthy food. Founded in 2012 by a Parisian lady (Shall we just agree that Frenchies rock ?), the shop curates an eclectic and discerned selection of fashion, jewelry, and decoration, while the cafe offers award-winning conscious food. I haven’t tried everything on the menu (yet), but among my favorites are the buckwheat pancakes and honey oatmeal pudding. They also have some of the best smoothies and delicious organic tea and you can seat outdoor on their lovely bohemian terrace. Definitely one of the best breakfasts in Dubai!

Location: Beach Road, Jumeirah 1
Breakfast timing: Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Vibe: Modern, edgy with a tropical touch
Food: Healthy, sugar-free, dairy-free, raw, vegan, gluten-free


In Downtown Dubai just to the left of the Opera House entrance, is one of the prettiest restaurants and most interesting breakfast menu in town.  With its velvety pink seat, potted palm trees, marble tables, teal tiles, and copper accents, Kizmet is a little Instagram paradise. But not only. On the breakfast menu: a handful of classics, but always with a twist. I ordered the Kizz benedict (60 AED): eggs benedicts (classic) served with chocolate cured bacon (the twist!). They also have kaya toast (35 AED) (OMG the former Singapore resident in me is dying !), and gluten-Free pancakes (45 AED). Both food and coffee are served in the prettiest antic-looking tableware.  Kizmet is a licensed restaurant so you can even indulge in a pitcher of Mimosa or a Bloody Mary with your friends!

Location: Downtown Dubai
Breakfast timing: Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Vibe: Modern, edgy with a tropical touch
Food: Edgy .. nothing you will find somewhere else


As its name suggests, the Hamptons Cafe is inspired by the chic American seaside. This relays mostly into the nautical theme of the decoration of this pretty 2 story house on Jumeirah. The atmosphere is chic and tranquil, with comfy armchairs, black and white pictures on the wall, and lots of light ring from the high windows. On the menu are all the staples of a perfect breakfast, such as avocado toast, croissants, eggs benedicts, acai bowls, waffles, etc. Hamptons Cafe also serves some regional flavors such as Shakshouka eggs, Middle Eastern foul, and the Hamptons Oriental Breakfast.

Location: Jumeirah, Jumeirah Island and Arabian Ranches
Breakfast timing: Breakfast is served all day, from 8 am.
Vibe: Classic, chic
Food: Classic international breakfast + Middle Easterns options

Here you have it, some of the best breakfasts in Dubai! More options to come your way very soon.
Love, Emma

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  1. Ann
    May 31, 2020 / 7:02 am

    These breakfasts all look so mouth watering! Saving this inspiring post for my future visit to Dubai😍

    • Emma
      June 17, 2020 / 4:53 pm

      Right??? Looking back at it makes me want to jump straight to the weekend and go back to brunch! Let me know if you visit any of these and what you think of it if and when you come to Dubai!

  2. Suvarna Arora
    May 31, 2020 / 7:02 am

    Omg so beautiful cafes. I have been to Dubai but not to any of these.

    • Emma
      June 17, 2020 / 4:51 pm

      There are so many options in Dubai, I am sure you tried nice places when you were here. Hopefully, you will get to come back here, and maybe try some of these delicious places!

  3. Sam
    June 1, 2020 / 1:37 pm

    I am also a huge breakfast person. I will even have breakfast food for dinner sometimes lol – This all looks so amazing! Your food photography is awesome!

    • Emma
      June 17, 2020 / 4:51 pm

      ahaha! I am exactly the same, anytime is breakfast time!
      Sadly most of these pics are not mine but coming from the restaurants directly … but I really want to practice food photography for sure.

  4. May 12, 2022 / 7:01 am

    Lovely post!! Wonderful insight into the French breakfast. My take is always on a sunny side up with a little bit of ham and sausages and definitely fresh juice. You should pay a visit to some of the best cafes in Dubai located at the Etihad mall

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