Converting your home into your workstation is great while you save on time preparing and commuting for a day in the office. You reach your office, go to your desk, make your morning coffee and begin your day’s work. But sometimes, focusing on a looming deadline or sticking on the same routine could tune out your focus. Maybe you just need a change of scenery and an environment with like-minded people to get your creative juices flowing again.
Whether you are a freelancer, a digital nomad, or just need some time off your usual workstation, there are unusual nooks around Dubai that help you become more productive in the workplace. A decent café with a good internet connection is the quickest go-to -spot for remote work. Dubai has a plethora of coffee shops with a stimulating environment conducive to both work and study, not to mention where you can also grab great coffee!
To help you get your creative juices running, here are some of our favourite Coffee Shops in Dubai where you can sit down, focus, and get some work done:
Who loves a good eggs benedict for breakfast, with a beachfront view? I’m sure I do! Eggspectation at The Beach, JBR, offers indoor and outdoor seating with a view of Jumeirah Beach and at their newly opened location at City Walk, Al Wasl. This café offers an all-day dining experience and complimentary Wi-Fi connection. Eggspectation is a popular breakfast place in Dubai with unique and exciting cuisines. The restaurant boasts of a relaxing sea view and a vast menu from toasts, pancakes, burgers, and salads perfect for brunches and even dinners.
Location The Beach JBR and City Walk Dubai
Timings Daily from 7am to 12am
Contact 04 4307252(JBR) or 04 2406877 (CityWalk).
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This minimalistic yet unique specialty coffee shop makes for strong brand identity in the café scene in Dubai. 100% Arabica offers 100% coffee experience without the fuss in every simple cup and fine selection of food. With the concept of the store originating from Japan, they serve and roast coffee beans from all over the world. Staying true to their mission to “see the world through coffee”. Visit this bright and beautiful concept store at The Dubai Mall or The Pointe.
Location The Dubai Mall Fountains and The Pointe, Dubai
Timings Daily from 8am to 1am
Contact 04 330 3223 (Dubai Mall) or 04 589 6366 (The Pointe).
The Coffee Club
The Coffee Club offers an ultimate contemporary experience with great surrounds and homegrown Aussie feel. The Coffee Club’s mission is to provide great food and excellent coffee which extends in their all-day menu. Part of their menu is Keto meals and healthier options such as grilled salmon with cauliflower and broccoli, pomegranate and date salad, and chia pudding with mixed berries. They have various locations spread across the city which will make you sure to find a spot to relax or have peace and quiet.
Location Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road
Timings Daily from 8am to 9pm
Contact 04 346 5617
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Here is another premium café and coffee shop which is definitely homegrown. From the Arabic Gahwa, CupaGahwa blends Western tastes with Middle Eastern flavour. Apart from traditional beverages, CupaGahwa also offers sweet and savoury options that are sure unique to your taste buds. Why not give their unicorn frappe and saffron milk cake a try while enjoying the view and breeze of the beach at JBR?
Location The Beach, JBR
Timings Daily 10 am to 10pm
Contact 04 874 7500
Costa is a favourite British coffee chain that continues to grow in the Emirates. With over 40 years of experience, Costa has already perfected their Mocha Italia blend. Whether you came to their café to relax or wake-up, you can find your perfect drink from espresso to cappuccino, caffé, or chai latte. They too have great selections of pastries and sandwiches. It has also become the quickest place to work for travelers on a business trip. So, just bring your laptop and catch up on those emails.
Location Dubai Internet City
Timings Daily from 8am to 7pm
Contact 04 391 8896
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Friends Avenue Café
Another beautifully contemporary concept coffee shop is the Friends Avenue Café in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. And no, unfortunately, it is not related to the favourite American TV series. Friend’s Avenue has an inviting and relaxed vibe where co-workers, friends, or even loved ones can meet-up or catch-up on work over a cup of coffee. A highlight in this café is their organic coffee options which use locally-sourced beans. Apart from traditional beverages, Friends Avenue also runs on healthy food options such as avocado toasts and acai bowls for breakfast, salads, mains, sandwiches, and burgers filling your tummy from day till night!
Location Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T, JLT
Timings Daily from 8am to 10pm
Contact 04 554 5813
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