Take a sip in the sun: Dubai’s best outdoor cafes

Take a sip in the sun: Dubai’s best outdoor cafes

Tuesday 28 March 2023Wed 16 Feb
Take a sip in the sun: Dubai’s best outdoor cafes

While the sweet Spring sunshine is still with us and it’s not too hot to venture outdoors, I don’t know about you, but we love making the most of al fresco dining!

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s something about grabbing a bite to eat in the open air that just tastes better.

We’ve hand-picked ten cafes that are the perfect choice if you’re looking to take a sip in the sun and enjoy nature and food all at once!

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Daughter and Dad Coffee

Grab your car keys and search for the ‘Songs to sing in the car’ playlist on Spotify, as this cozy cafe is located just at the beginning of the Dubai desert.

Every item on the menu is plant-based and packed with wholesome goodness. From smoothies and salads to hearty sandwiches and warm bowls, there's something to suit every taste and dietary preference.

This hidden-gem is located in the Melia Desert Palm, on Al Awir Road and operates from 8AM to 6PM.

Bounty Beets

Looking for an instagrammable spot that still gives serene vibes?

Bounty Beets is the ultimate health cafe that will have your Instagram followers drooling. Nestled at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, it operates from 8AM to 10PM.

It's no wonder this spot is a favourite among Dubai's health-conscious crowd! But the best part? They love pups just as much as we do, so you can bring your furry friends along too.

So come for the 'gram, and stay for the health and good vibes.

Comptoir 102

Think delicious food, unique design, and quirky art.

The café is all about ethical and health-conscious food choices, promising to nourish the body and mind.

Indulge in signature meals such as 102’s mezze platter, avo on toast, and their beloved acai bowl!

You can also pop into their grocery section, which is stocked with locally-sourced fresh produce, clothes, home decor, and jewellery.

We can’t get enough of this place!

Find it at 102 Beach Road in Jumeirah 1, operating from 8AM to 10PM.

SEVA Table

As soon as you walk into this place, you’ll feel a wave of calm. SEVA is one of Dubai’s most unique spiritual and wellness centres, offering a full vegan menu of light bites, sweet treats, and sharing bowls.

Here visitors are invited to enjoy their food seated on the floor, which is a habit, ritual and wellness practice all in one.

Resting in Sukhasana, or "easy" pose, forces you to sit taller with every bite and improves mobility in the hips and ankles.

While you’re there, you can also book daily reiki, chakra healing, meditation and yoga classes, but get there early as they're known for their signature breakfast selections!

Find SEVA at Villa 5, on 27 B St in Jumeirah 1, from 8AM to 10PM.


Nestled in the charming gardens of the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Folia offers a wide-ranging plant-based menu featuring an array of fresh, delicious dishes.

Signature dishes include heirloom tomato, almond ricotta and green olive pizza, or their hot and crispy mushroom sliders!

So, whether it's just breakfast or date night, this spot isn’t one to be missed, pop in anytime from 1PM to 8PM!

The Lime Tree Cafe

We know you’ll most likely know and love this one - a neighbourhood favourite for all in Dubai!

Did you know that the majority of all Lime Tree Cafe’s provide outdoor seating?

If you’re looking for delicious food, a relaxing ambiance, and options perfect for a quick bite for all the family. This is the place.

Enjoy a wide range of freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, and pastas or pick up one of their homemade baked goods. We’re talking brownies, carrot cakes, muffins, cookies - the list goes on and on!

This spot is nestled beside the Equiti metro station and is opposite Gold And Diamond Park in Umm Al Sheif. It runs from 7:30AM to 9PM!

Little Neighborhood

This popular spot is ideal for enjoying a cup of coffee, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

They offer a variety of classic dishes with a unique twist, including options like acai bowls, falafel wraps, and burgers. All of which can be enjoyed while you take in the stunning views of Golden Mile park from the outside terrace.

It runs from as early as 7:30AM to 11:30PM!


Tucked away in the Arabian-inspired setting of Souk Al Manzil in Downtown, Apricot has a beautifully serene and green ambiance that's a perfect fit with the Mediterranean vibes at the Souk.

Their menu is both authentic and affordable and serves a yummy variety of Mediterranean dishes such as their Bodrum breakfast or Downtown’s favourite lemon pie!

Alongside a mouth-watering selection of freshly baked goods that pair perfectly with their delicious coffee.

Enjoy their delectable meals from 8AM to 11PM!

100 Cafe

A hidden gem in the heart of Jumeirah, within The Hundred Wellness Centre. Enjoy plant-based dishes, cold-pressed juices, teas and coffees, all of which can be enjoyed in their tranquil garden.

Bringing all the zen vibes from 7AM to 8PM!

Harvest and Co.

Nestled within the newly opened Dubai Garden Center, this all-day dining venue has a bright, airy, and inviting ambiance that you’ll absolutely fall in love with and can catch breakfast to lunch there from 8:30AM to 6:30PM!

With an irresistible selection of bites and a display of freshly baked cakes and pastries on the glass counter, it’s hard not to drool!

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