As expected, the flower theme is strong at this cute, kitsch café in City Walk. A home-grown concept, this beautifully presented eatery boasts a foliage ceiling, a flower stall and delightful dishes, all of which come accompanied by a rose for you to take home. However, it’s not all about the aesthetics, as charming as they are. Dishes are top-notch, too, from the avocado and halloumi on toast to the crêpes stuffed with chunky lobster meat. Oh, and don’t miss the freshly baked cakes either. What a treat. Open daily 9am-11pm. CIty Walk, Al Safa Street (050 170 5657).
Tasty fare that is fresh and well-prepared. Highly Commended in the Best Breakfast category, the lunches and dinners aren’t to be sniffed at either. 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).
Healthy, simple dishes served near the sea. We love it here, and we especially love the poached eggs and avocado on toast. Open Sat-Wed 7am-10pm; Thu-Fri 7am-10.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim (04 346 6292).
Fantastic breakfasts, great pastries and cakes and seriously good coffee, too. A brilliant place for families. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open Sun 8am-5pm; Mon-Sat 8am-9pm. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 8056).
A gourmet café and restaurant that also features a culinary school. Excellent breakfasts and popular with the local crowd. Dhs150-250. Unlicensed. Open daily 8am-10pm. Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (04 345 0023).
Tucked at the back of The Surf House on Jumeirah Beach Road, this bright little spot is as laid-back as they come, serving up burgers, salads and ice creams. Dhs150-250. Open daily 7am-7pm. Unlicensed. The Surf House, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 321 1309).