From biggest and most outrageous burgers in Dubai to Dubai's best noodles, we love talking about all the best dishes Dubai has to offer.
But that’s not to say we don’t appreciate the benefits of healthy eating. And because breakfast is the most important meal of the day (so say “they”), start it in the very best way with this tasty, fresh and healthy meal.
We rounded up the best places in Dubai for healthy breakfast so you can give your health kick the start it needs. For a list of the very best breakfasts in Dubai, click here. For more healthy restaurants in Dubai, click here.
If you’re looking for vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free dining, make a beeline to Bounty Beets. This place is a treat for Instagram fans looking for a healthy breakfast in Dubai, as it’s kitted out in pretty pastels and super-cute décor. Everything is fresh, tasty and healthy and dishes on the (puntastic) breakfast menu include “I yam what I yam” (caramelised bananas and sweet potato pancakes) and “you’re all I avo wanted” (avocado toast with poached eggs). There are loads of vegan and gluten-free options too.
Open daily 8am-10pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 399 3333).
Comptoir 102 is what happens when healthy eating meets Parisian taste. The super-chic café specialises in organic food and local produce, and recipes are primarily vegan, raw and gluten-free. The à la carte breakfast menu features healthy dishes like gluten-free buckwheat pancakes with fresh berries, vegan scrambled eggs (made using chickpeas) and almond butter oatmeal porridge, as well as fresh juices made with organic fruits and vegetables.
Open daily 8am-10pm. Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 385 4555).
If you’re in Jumeirah Lakes Towers and want to start your day with a hearty, healthy breakfast, head to this casual, family-friendly spot. The menu features healthy açaí bowls, organic scrambled eggs or a big breakfast board and it also does great coffees.
Open daily 8am-10pm. Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 554 5813).
You can be sure you’re getting a decent start to the day if you choose to have breakfast here. With juices so fresh they zing, alongside organic and gluten-free choices, this is a healthy spot to relax at. Try the gluten-free porridge with dates and cinnamon for a taste of the Middle East.
Open daily 7am-10pm. BoxPark, Al Wasl Road (04 343 0181).
Formerly known as The Surf Café, this chilled-out haven near the beach serves wholesome, healthy breakfasts with a variety of egg dishes, French toast and breakfast wraps with hash browns as well as vegan dishes, dim sum, poke bowls and bento boxes for later on in the day. Perfect for a post-dip refuel (surfing not compulsory).
Open daily 8am-10pm. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 6292).
Pineapple Express calls itself a “superfood café” where everything on the menu is “good for your insides”. You can get your hands on healthy vegan breakfast bowls including the gym junkie – that’s açaí, coconut water, banana, mango, vegan protein, granola, shaved coconut and fruits. We approve.
Open daily 8am-11pm. Almas Tower, JLT (054 402 4660).
This casual and quirky eatery serves up a range of health-conscious breakfast options including avo’ on toast, but as the name suggests try the açaí bowls. We love the “Berry Bowl” which is topped with raspberries, blueberries and homemade walnut granola and if you’re feeling extra nutty get the homemade peanut as an add-on.
Timings vary. Locations include Dubai Marina and Sheikh Zayed Road, www.projetoacai.com.
This homegrown café boasts gluten-free and healthy all-day breakfasts and there are plenty of veggie-friendly options on the menu. The avocado smash is ideal for those of us who can’t make a decision: three slices of chickpea and pumpkin loaf are toasted and topped with a tasty, spicy avo smash and a variety of toppings from feta to pickled beetroot. Scrummy and good for you.
Open daily 9am-6pm. Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 5241).
This casual spot in Jumeirah is top for a healthy breakfast. The breakfast menu is split in two – with choices limited to a bowl of healthy ingredients or eggs cooked in a variety of ways – plus the pancakes. Coffee can be made with your choice of almond, coconut or lactose-free milk, too, so everyone is well catered for.
Open daily 8am-6pm. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 222 2811).
If you're looking for top places for breakfast in Dubai, you can't do better than Stomping Grounds. The cool, popular café in Jumeirah took home the award for Best Breakfast at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2020 and the options are vast with plenty of healthy options available. The summer porridge is an absolute hit – made up of a quinoa and oat base featuring zingy orange zest and crunchy green apple and hazelnuts, topped with a rainbow of fresh fruits, you’ll be well on your way to five a day.
Open Sat-Wed 7.30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 7.30am-midnight. Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4451).