Famous for its towering skyscrapers, tech-driven cars, admiringly beautiful vast beaches, and the scorching Middle East heat, you cannot just come to Dubai and not sit in a coffee shop to rest for a while. The history of coffee exudes a tint of vanilla and chocolate which leads to the Coffee Museum dedicated only to the love of these cocoa beans. Be it while traveling or when caught up in meetings, a coffee hub is the right place for every follower of this aromatic cult brew. So that’s why we at Vigor Travels are here to signal out the 10 best coffee shops in Dubai for the cuppa-lovers in Dubai looking for a rest ‘n’ chill spot.
1. Dubai Coffee Museum
The most talked about coffee hub, the Coffee Museum, hosts the history, geography, chemistry, and biology of these coffee beans. The evolution of cocoa and the subsequent refining and blending of it into coffee is an interesting piece to watch. The museum shop sells antiques related to the story of coffee and a live demonstration of the different brewing and blending methods is showcased for the audience. The visit to the museum is a journey all together which should be on a must-do list for all the coffee-lovers.
Open Daily 9AM-5PM, Al Fahidi, www.coffeemuseum.ae (04 353 8777)
2. Alchemy Coffee
Created to suit the family and friends’ banter, The Alchemy Coffee shop is elegantly simple and follows a strict notion of using only ethical single-farm coffee beans when preparing the perfect brew. Housed with a pool and wooden and marble interiors, the shop is great for taking snapshots and putting up Instagram stories for your friends to see.
Open Daily Sun-Wed 8 am-10 pm, www.alchemydubai.com (04 344 2466)
3. Drop Coffee
Housed in the Dar Al Wasl Mall, the Drop aims to make your time at the place pleasant and warm. It adds desserts and cookies from its bakehouse to blend in with the tastes of the beany-brew. The baristas here are well-trained, passionate, and keen to answer all your queries about their coffee culture. The look of the place is aesthetic and photogenic with marble countertops and wooden interiors. Visiting the Drop is worth it although a drop of coffee will not suffice to the alluring aromas of the cuppa here.
Open Daily Mon-Thu 10 am- 11 pm, Fri-Sun 10 am- 12 pm, Al Wasl (052 556 8780)
4. The Grey
This bistro-cum-supper club has its own following in the heart of Dubai. The Grey hosts an amazing location with an even more amazing vibe that enlivens the atmosphere for anyone coming through that door. Picturesque as it is, this place interweaves different cultures, minds, and communities into a mix that is as perfect as the blend of its brew.
Open Daily Mon-Thu 7:30 am – 11 pm, Fri-Sat 8 am- 12 am, Sun 8 am- 11 pm, Al Wasl – Al Safa 1, www.the-grey.co (04 236 2996)
5. The Sum Of Us
The name of the cafe sums up its services as a gourmet cafe, bakery, and coffee roastery. The unique thing about this place is it owns every little material required in the making of its dishes and desserts. From the bread they bake to the fish they frill, they have it all taken care of in their own organic ways. And to sum it all up, do come here for a resplendent morning coffee with an overly-tempting pastry from their Rise & Dawn patisserie.
Daily open Mon-Sun 8 am- 9 pm , Trade Centre, (056 445 7526)
6. Rogue Coffee
Serving exotic flatbreads, pastries, and desserts made with organic ingredients, Rogue Coffee House is known for its lavish setting and professionally friendly staff. The blends and methods used for brewing the coffee are exquisitely traditional and refreshing to the minds and tastes of the people.
Daily open Mon-Sun 8 am- 12 am, The beach JBR (045576097)
7. Stomping Grounds
With awards like “Best Coffee Shop in UAE” in 2019. “Best Breakfast in Dubai” in 2020 and “Most Commended Cafe in Dubai” in 2020, this Jumeirah-located Australian-owned cafe masters the creation of its coffee. It hosts an extensively vast variety of espressos, lattes, and mochas that can go well for business meetings, startup communities, and unwinding after a long day in the tourist hub Dubai. Don’t miss out on the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu available at your request.
Daily open Sun-Thu 7:30 am- 11:30 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 am- 12:30 am, Jumeirah 1, www.stompinggrounds.ae (04 344 4451)
8. Arto Coffee Shop
From trying a pistachio milk cake to indulging in a deliciously tasty classic acai bowl, the Arto Coffee shop in the Dubai Mall serves a menu with the availability of breakfast and brunch options too. They serve dishes and desserts from around the world with pasta, salads, and sandwiches portioned in their oriental cuisine. Their mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time!
Daily open Sun-Wed 10 am- 12 am, Thu- Sat 10 am- 1 am. Downtown Dubai, www.arto.cafe (04 333 9236)
9. IYKYK (If You Know You Know)
This coffee house is Dubai’s well-kept secret for the classic coffee darlings. The atmosphere is filled with chic vibes for photo-lovers and unwinders. After all only people who know can visit this place to admire and relish the coffee cravings and temptations.
Open daily Sun-Wed 10 am- 12 am, Thu-Fri 10 am- 1 am, Sat 10 am- 12:3 am. Jumeirah 1.
10. Milk Bakery
With bakes, cakes, and coffee-makes, ‘Milk’ offers a wide range of desserts and hosts an exotic coffee bar with hot chocolate, teas, lattes, and mochas in the extensive menu with the specialty coffee beans sourced from the Barn Berlin and Drop Coffee Stockholm. Come visit the Milk to quench the milk cravings here.
Daily open Sun-Thu 7:30 am- 12 am, Fri-Sat 7:30 am- 1am, Jumeirah 1, www.milkbar.ae (055 774 4441)