Come for the Coffee, but Then Stay Because It’s Just so Pretty

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Girly Cafes Dubai
Photo: Courtesy of @taniasteahouse

“But first, coffee” is probably the motto of our life. Nothing quite beats a strong cup of silky coffee. Except maybe an incredibly beautiful cafe in which to drink said coffee. We love sipping our morning pick-me-up surrounded by an aesthetically pleasing environment that belongs in an issue of Interiors Magazine. So if you are looking to have a casual catch up with friends, work from home somewhere beautiful, or just enjoy your morning coffee in a stunning atmosphere, then we’ve got a few good ideas of where you can go.


Saya Caffe

The latest edition to the Saya Caffe family in Wasl 51 is just as cute as its sister in City Walk. Pink flowers adorn one side of the cafe, with plush, dusty rose furniture, and all the curly cues and girly hues your unicorn-loving heart could desire. If you prefer a little less of an overdose of pink, this location has added a gorgeous black-and-white half devoid of any color and decorated with drawings of books piled high on bookshelves, vases of colorless flowers, a fireplace, and even a drawn portrait of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai. Whether you choose to sit in color or not, the food is exceptional – we highly recommend the Saya Signature Benedict – and the coffee is even more delightful. From Spanish lattes infused with lavender or caramel, and a Bubble Tea that is joy in and of itself, you and your friends are sure to enjoy treating yourselves this Galentine’s.

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Brunch & Cake

Leave it to a beloved culinary institution from Barcelona to bring a touch of Bali (you’ll love the rustic-chic décor from the get-go) alongside vibrantly hued food and dessert-inspired drinks to Jumeirah. Brunch & Cake promises “grandma’s goodness” in every dish that lands on your table, and we can only wish our grannies were so creative! Taking a cue from its name, we dined on the rather aptly named ‘Next-Level Avo Toast’ that is a virtual party on a plate followed by a clever, crunchy take on French toast, courtesy of pistachios. However, it’s the extensive new dinner menu that we’ll soon be returning for. Heck, a decent selfie on that wicker swing is reason enough.

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Photo: Courtesy of @anna_aijala

Lou'Loua by Nadia

If we really do eat with our eyes first, we can’t not recommend a place where even the spaghetti is pretty – enter: Lou’Loua by Nadia, a hidden gem in Jumeirah that we’re glad to have discovered. Not only does it win brownie points for its all-day breakfast menu and accents of pink, purple, and rose gold, but its menu feels like a culinary jaunt through the Mediterranean with cheat-day treats thrown in for good measure. The ‘Coachella’ pairs coffee with Nutella, the ‘Lobster Mac & Cheese Sandwich’ is the stuff of creamy carbohydrate dreams, and just about every flavor of cakesicle here is a crowdpleaser. Some of the newer menu items are particularly inventive, and it’s the quinoa-encrusted prawns on a bed of guacamole that wins our vote, hands down.

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Photo: Courtesy of @loulouabynadia


Before Vibe even opened, it garnered a shout-out from Drake, who owner Noora Salem is friends with IRL, making a pitstop at either of this cheery little eatery’s two outposts a must. Inside – as expected – vibes are aplenty. Not only does Salem keep a steady stream of boppable hip-hop jams playing, but there’s also Instagrammable neon signs at every turn. The menu is packed with health-conscious (but highly tasty) items like veggie burgers and grain-based power bowls. One of its most beloved offerings is the expansive drinks menu that features everything from detox shots to mocktails. It also helps that, here, the green juice is named ‘Kermit Business’.

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Photo: Courtesy of @vibeuae

Boston Lane

Go for the toasties. Stay for the coffee. We dare you to find a decent Dubai-based Instagram account without a photo of Boston Lane in it – or a bona fide foodie who has yet to rave about its ‘Mac N Cheese’ toasties. Not only does this all-pink eatery still feel like a hidden gem (it’s tucked away in The Courtyard), but it’s also the perfect place to linger over a cup of coffee – or something a little more inventive, like the ‘Cacao Superfood’ smoothie. You and your girlfriends will also love the fact that Boston Lane is flanked by indie little boutiques, like Tribe.

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Photo: Courtesy of @BostonLane.Dubai

Parlour Boutique

Located in the rather corporate Dubai World Trade Centre area is the wonderfully girly Parlour Boutique, a fresh break from the business-as-usual into a chic cafe reminiscent of one of those bistros along the River Seine we used to sit at in Paris while we enjoyed a buttery croissant and people watched. In fact, if you want to sample the menu – and trust us, you do – there is an Eiffel Tower of delicacies that will give you a taste of just about everything deliciously sinful Parlour Boutique has to offer. Buttery croissants flake and melt in your mouth, the creamy avocado toast springs summer onto your tastebuds, and the creamy, warm camembert literally transports you back to the Champs Élysées. It’s so good, we are pretty sure when we left we were speaking in French.

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Photo: Courtesy of @Parlour_Boutique

Secret Garden by L’ETO

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers. Have you guessed we’re referring to Secret Garden by L’ETO? Between its vibrant floral walls and arches, rustic lighting, garden furniture, eclectic menu, and seemingly endless display of cakes and desserts, this girly-girl spot with branches in City Walk and The Dubai Mall is nothing short of enchanting. Theatrics come courtesy of beverages like ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which is accented with beautifully scented rose smoke, while decadence resides in desserts such as ‘Blueberry Umm Ali’ and ‘Almond Frangipane Tart’. As for getting creative with coffee? We tried the ‘Marhaba’ – complete with cardamom, saffron syrup, and coffee beans embedded in ice cubes – and can’t rave about it enough. Suffice to say this is no ordinary garden.

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Photo: Courtesy of @LoveSecretGarden.AE

Tania's Teahouse

Where in Dubai can you find ‘Unicorn Toast’ to indulge your inner kid, a selection of beautifully packaged handbag essentials to shop, enough varieties of tea to keep the queen of England happy, and an alfresco patio where your pooch is welcome? Tania’s Teahouse, of course. This cult hit of a café is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, and has a whole host of new menu items on offer. We’ll be starting with the wholesome selection of ‘Magic Mylks’, a.k.a. nut-milk lattes heaped with all-natural adaptogens to boost resilience and mental and physical well-being.

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Photo: Courtesy of @taniasteahouse

L'Occitane Café

A spritz of rosewater accompanies the fruity ‘Flower Basket’ mocktail, a pampering hand massage – or a skin consultation from a beauty advisor, if you prefer – precedes the meal. Let’s just say it: there’s no girly café quite as girly as L’Occitane Café. The menu is inspired by the beauty products of L’Occitane and celebrates the flavors of its hometown of Provence, France. Whether it’s sweet or savory that you’re after, expect to dine on French favorites (‘Pain Perdu’ and ‘French Onion Soup’) alongside regional staples like shakshouka and hearty classics such as ‘Croque Monsieur’. Bonus: there’s a full-fledged store inside the café, so even more pampering awaits.

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Photo: Courtesy of @LOccitaneCafe

Bounty Beets

For the healthy girl who wants to stick to clean eating without sacrificing taste, Bounty Beets offers a bounty of options. From detox shots to açai bowls and its plant-based ‘Bunbelievable’. this gem caters to every food fancy and health concern there is. Not to mention, between its pink walls and outdoor gazebo, this gem in Le Meridien Mina Seyahi is a must for snap-happy girls looking for a picturesque locale. Oh, and whether you’re a herbivore or carnivore, we recommend trying the ‘Son of a Chick’ omelette made with chickpeas and cashew aioli before making room for the ‘Matcha Cake’, a sweet delight that you won’t believe is vegan.

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Photo: Courtesy of Bounty Beets

Two at Symphony

No catch-up is complete without a little retail therapy – better yet, a splurge. Enter: Two at Symphony. We’re dubbing this elegant little spot the ultimate place for a lunch date with your bestie. Located above Symphony in the ‘Fashion Avenue’ of The Dubai Mall, this homegrown café believes that food should be a feast for the eyes – the ‘Taouk by Two’ comes accompanied by a pink sauce, the ‘Fillet Cubes by Two’ is topped with edible flowers. While we’re here, we insist that you leave room for the signature ‘Two Milk Cake’, even if it’s not cheat day. It’s that good.

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Photo: Courtesy of Two at Symphony


Veggie moussaka, avocado pizza, peanut butter açai bowls – just some of the delicious and nutritious dishes you can expect at Brambles, a cool café in Barsha Heights. But it’s not just the fresh, California-inspired cuisine that has us hooked. It’s the dreamy décor, too. Brambles is set in a pretty palette of pinks and greens, so it’s practically designed for Instagram, complete with exposed pink-brick walls, moss accents, and cushions so cute you’ll wish they were on your own couch. It’s a firm favorite spot in which to dissect the latest Netflix series with the girls, fueled by French toast. We’ll raise our ‘Pure Greens’ juice to that.

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