Start the day in style with one of our five favourite egg dishes
Baked scrambled eggs at Zaatar W Zeit It may be better known for wraps and manakeesh, but Zaatar W Zeit is also a non-too-shabby spot for a casual eggy start to the day. Opt for scrambled from the ‘eggs your way’ entry on the menu and add cheese, which is then baked on top. Served in a piping hot pan, straight from the oven, every forkful is a perfect balance of egg and stringy, salty cheese. Dhs21, Dhs7 for extra cheese, served all day. Various locations, including Sheikh Zayed Road (600 52 2231).
Mushroom and cheese omelette at Public Café Though you can choose whichever ingredients you like, we recommend mushroom and cheese in this omelette, served with hash browns and salad. The atmosphere is cosy, staff friendly, and the iced coffees are among our favourite. From Dhs19, breakfast until 11am. Lake Plaza, Cluster T, JLT (04 451 9670).
Eggs Florentine at Jones the Grocer This dish of neatly poached and gooey-yolked eggs sits on top of freshly baked and fluffy, sweet muffins. It is teamed with smoked salmon, sautéed spinach and a dash of hollandaise sauce to complete the dish. Dhs45. Sun-Thu 8am-11.30am. Fri and Sat 9am-3pm. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 346 6886).
Eggs Royale at Café Bateel This posh interpretation of poached eggs with Hollandaise comes with green asparagus (as well as the spinach), giving your breakfast a superfood kick. Add home-made English muffins and Scottish salmon into the mix and you’ve got yourself a winner. Dhs42. 7.30am-midnight. Marina Walk, Dubai Marina (04 368 4696).Other locations: The Dubai Mall, Festival City, Mirdif City Center, DIFC, Dubai Media City, Jumeirah.
Egg-white omelette at Bert’s Café Served in the bustling Bert’s Café in The Greens, this simple, tasty dish features whipped egg whites, folded around sautéed mushrooms and fresh wilted spinach. Though accompanied by a somewhat peculiar garnish of sliced cucumber, all the dish needs is a simple sprinkling of salt and pepper. Round off with a sugar-free frozen yoghurt smoothie. Dhs25. Breakfast served all day. The Greens Village (04 361 9292).