Common Grounds is an excellent spot to start the day with a smoothie and a healthy breakfast – and it's now even easier to head for this popular café with the opening of a second branch in DIFC.
According to the folks behind the coffee shop, the new outlet – which is now open – is a "hybrid concept" that has a joint focus on takeaway and dining.
Although Common Grounds does a cracking lunch and dinner, breakfasts are where it’s at as far as we’re concerned.
In terms of look, the new branch has a more rustic and homely feel than the original Mall of the Emirates restaurant with its airy interiors and lush greenery – but it still keeps that modern, industrial-style theme. There's also a pleasant outdoor terrace with plenty of seating and shade for the cooler months.
And with new all-day breakfast menu items including healthy acai bowls and avocado toast, fans of the restaurant will be more than happy.
For a healthy start, try the adventurous breakfast bowl, which features pumpkin hummus, sautéed kale, avocado, halloumi, quinoa, chopped almond, spinach and basil.
Or if you're really hungry, the big breakfast offers two organic eggs with za’atar lamb sausage, sautéed wild mushrooms, veal bacon and kale, slow cooked vine tomatoes.
It's all served up with a choice of toasted white sourdough, wholewheat sourdough or seeded sourdough, so you'll definitely be leaving full.
As well as those morning favourites, lunch will be served from 11.30am with the menu featuring everything from juicy burgers to prawn tacos.
There are plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans as well as those who follow a gluten or dairy-free diet, too.
That's not to mention the famous range of smoothies, juices and coffees that keep fans coming back to Common Grounds.
Keep an eye out on Time Out Dubai for more details on the opening of the new branch.
Open Sun-Thu, 8am-5pm. Level 2 balcony, Building 5, DIFC, commongrounds.com.