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Klayya Bakery and Sweets
Nominated for Best Budget
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Set in the Al Barsha Mall, one of the quieter shopping centres in Dubai, is this gem of a cafe. It is a small, but perfectly formed, space, brightened up with colourful patterned cushions and seats, giving it a quirky look. It’s definitely worth coming here for breakfast. Klayya is one of the best places in the city to try Emirati food. The breakfast dishes all come with karak tea – a sweet, creamy and spiced drink – and wonderful traditional bread. The chebab (a warm saffron-infused pancake) is perhaps the pick of the bunch.
Open daily8.30am-10pm. Al Barsha Mall, Al Barsha 3 (04 325 5335).

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