Hugely popular for its proper pub grub, roast dinners and family-friendly vibe, Reform Social & Grill has also made a very successful foray into breakfasts in the past year. The weekend versions are top-notch, with the Breakfast of Champions a thing to behold with its monster servings of fried eggs, bacon, sausages, beans et al. And what’s brekkie without that trendy green fruit? This pub also does a mean smashed avocado on crumpets. Retro. Open daily 8am–midnight. The Lakes (04 454 2638).
Winner of our Breakfast of the Year in 2017, there are many things to like about Baker & Spice from the pastries to the avocado on toast, and that famous shakshouka. Open daily 7am-11pm. Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 297 5797). Other locations Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856); Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 425 2240); Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina (04 362 4686); Gold & Diamond Park, Al Quoz (04 887 7086).
Spacious and modern café with a lovely shaded outdoor terrace serving healthy food and good coffee. Try the massive French toast or Instagram-worthy Benedicts. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open daily 8am-6pm. Emaar Business Park, The Greens (04 558 8141).
Dubai Fantastic breakfasts, great pastries and cakes and seriously good coffee, too. A brilliant place for families. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 8am-5pm. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 8056).
This popular Canadian chain now has two branches in the city – at The Beach and in City Walk – and it serves up a mean breakfast. Choose from waffles to eggs – in many forms. We recommend the omelettes and frankly massive pancakes. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open daily 7am-midnight. The Beach, opposite JBR (4 430 7252), Open daily 8am to midnight. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 240 6877).
A cute café that’s popular with the JLT crowd for a lazy weekend brekkie. An extensive, and tasty, morning menu. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open daily 8am-6pm. Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T, JLT (04 554 5813).
This Irish pub offers up proper pub grub at all times of the day. Head here for the cheese on toast, pies and most importantly the baps – filled with bacon, egg and sausage. Dhs150-250. Licensed. Open daily 8am-11pm. Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).
Healthy café food created with local, organic ingredients. The breakfasts – especially the avocado on toast – are a thing to behold. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open daily 6.30am-11pm. Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek, Deira (04 213 1221).
Great coffee, healthy breakfasts and top-notch sushi are on offer in this cool Jumeirah Beach Road Café. We like. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open Sat-Wed 7am-10pm; Thu-Fri 7am-10.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim (04 346 6292).