Time Out profiles some of Dubai's most extravagant coffees, including Pretzel Latte, Oreo Shake, Cold Brew and more
Pretzel Latte by Grind As always, the good people at Salt are ahead of the curve. Salt was the only place you could find coffee from new company Grind. Now, Grind, which uses beans form local speciality roasteries (including Seven Fortunes) has launched its own food truck, which is stationed on Kite Beach, but will be popping up around the city, too. The Pretzel Latte uses milk infused with roasted pretzels and it tastes of pretzels – what else did you expect? Dhs25. Kite Beach (no number).
Speed Dater at Nathalie’s This healthy café serves a unique take on an iced latte. The Speed Dater is made using Greek yoghurt and almond milk instead of regular milk, packing it with nutrients. Dates are then added to give it a local twist and to add natural sweetness, and it’s finished off with cinnamon and sea salt. The coffee is single-origin Arabica espresso from Northern Sumatra. Dhs24. Dubai Sports City (04 556 1888).
The Catalyst at The Espresso Lab Rich single-origin coffee, cold brewed and topped with tonic water. It’s then finished with lime for a citrussy twist or a raspberry infusion. The result is a tart, refreshing, long, cold drink. If you’ve never tried coffee like this, or think you don’t like strong coffee, this could well change your mind. Dhs30, The Hundred Wellness Centre, Jumeirah 1 (050 421 1188).
Orange Twist Guatemalan Cold Brew at Craft Café This new healthy eating spot is one of the reasons to pay d3 a visit. The area might still be in its infancy, but Craft Café is up and running and already becoming a favourite among the city’s fitness fanatics. As well as some cracking dishes, their coffee game is strong. The barista, Christian Gonzales, knows his way around a latte, and their La Marwocca GB5 AV machine is a beauty. Try the Orange Twist. Orange zest, date molasses and soda water are added to the coffee. Dhs20. Dubai Design District (d3), Ras Al Khor Road (050 858 3074).
Oreo Shake at Kris Kros This smart eatery does some mean shakes and juices. For those who like their sweet drinks with a hit of caffeine, the Oreo Shake is perfect. A double espresso is blended with Oreo cookies, chocolate ice-cream and toffee nut syrup. A thick and tasty treat – with a kick. Dhs29. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9994).
Coffee for the Young at Heart at Deli Grind The latte art on show at this coffee shop in the Warwick Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road will lift your spirits, even if you’re beginning to become immune to the effects of caffeine. Sip on Bugs Bunny’s face while enjoying your morning pick-me-up. Dhs18. Warwick Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 506 9600).