The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is well known for its opulent malls, glitzy towers, and breathtaking cultural treasures. The city does, however, have a strong coffee culture, and its secret cafes are the ideal places to sample the enticing flavours and Arabic coffee the Emirati has to offer. Let’s uncover some of these scrumptious hidden gems
First on the list is Cafe Arabia, located in the Al Karamah neighbourhood. With a variety of Middle Eastern breakfast items, sweet desserts, lunch options, and evening entrees, along with excellent Turkish coffee and foamy cappuccinos, this quaint cafe is the ideal place for a quick recharge. Lanterns, plush couches, wall paintings, bookcases with items from other cultures, and an outdoor rooftop patio give the cafe a chic Arabesque feel. The menu features regional specialities like Egyptian karkade, and Spanish lattes with alternative varieties including matcha, turmeric, and coconut (hibiscus iced tea). Cafe Arabia is ideal for catch-ups with friends, business meetings, or a quiet coffee during a stopover.