Best breakfasts in Dubai - 16 must-try spots

Check out these bargainous breakfasts for a satisfying start to your day

A La Turca

This all-day dining venue hosts a daily breakfast buffet, which serves all manner of international favourites for getting the day started. It includes a live egg station, continental and European dishes, fresh cheeses, breads, cold cuts and salads.
Dhs135 per person. Half price for children aged 12 to four. Free for children under four. Daily 7am-11am. Ongoing. Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5454).

Fibber Magee’s
This iconic Irish pub serves traditional breakfasts from the Emerald Isle throughout the day. However, if you head for breakfast at what is actually considered a respectable time to start the day (8am-11am), Fibber Magee’s will give you a 20 percent discount in reward. Definitely worth getting out of bed a little earlier for.
Priced à la carte. Daily 8am-11am. Ongoing. Behind Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).

Kris Kros

Start the day with an ‘all around the world’ inspired selection of dishes. These include classic egg meals, bakery items, furn dishes (cooked in the oven), wraps and more.
Dhs40 per dish. Sun-Wed 9.30am-noon. Ongoing. Boulevard Plaza Tower II, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9994).

La Serre Bistro

On the weekends, you can head upstairs to La Serre’s bistro to enjoy a morning treat of breakfast items from the downstairs boulangerie menu. Dishes on offer include eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs with black summer truffle or French toast. You can also enjoy a glass of bubbly with your meal.
Priced à la carte. Fri and Sat 10am-1pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6969).

Leila

Start the day in Lebanese style, with the Arabic breakfast offers available at this popular Beiruti import. Choose labneh or fattet (chickpea stew) alongside a choice of eggs, furn, bel fekhara (cooked in a claypot), plus juice with tea or coffee.
Dhs69 per person. Sun-Thu 9.30am-noon. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre (04 251 5161). Other locations: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 448 3384), Arabian Ranches 2 (056 188 0045).

Magnolia Bakery

The New York bakery offers a selection of breakfast combos available every day priced at Dhs32 each. The offer includes a muffin or cupcake, plus tea or coffee or juice with a macaroon; fruit salad with tea or coffee or juice and a brownie.There’s also the option of an omelette with tea, coffee or juice, and a cookie.
Dhs32. Sun-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri and Sat 7am-1am. The Beach, JBR (04 276 7034).

Monty’s

Start or end a round of golf with the best meal of the day, and you can take advantage of one of two breakfast deals offered at Monty’s every day. The ‘sweet morning’ deal gives diners French toast or pancakes, plus coffee, tea or fresh juice for Dhs50, while the ‘savoury morning’ deal includes a classic English breakfast along with coffee, tea or fresh juice for Dhs75.
From Dhs50. Daily 7am-11am. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Pantry Café

Pantry Café has introduced a new limited-edition breakfast menu of eight dishes inspired by different countries around the world. The selection includes Cajun-style scrambled eggs with beef sausage and peppers, served with sourdough baguette; Canadian pancakes with maple syrup, beef bacon and berry compote; Mexican black bean torta made with organic poached eggs, avocado salsa and coconut mayo and the New Yorker PBJ doughnut waffle – a waffle made with doughnut batter and served with Valrhona chocolate sauce, peanut butter ice-cream and jam.
Priced à la carte. Until August 31. Sun-Thu 8am-5pm; Fri-Sat 9am-6pm. Bay Square, Business Bay (04 558 7161). Sun-Thu 7.30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 8.30am-11pm. Al Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road (04 388 3868).

Pierchic
If it’s a romantic breakfast location you’re looking for, you can’t go far wrong with this restaurant, which has won Time Out Dubai’s award for Best Romantic Restaurant a staggering three times. From September, Pierchic will be launching a brand-new weekend breakfast deal served alongside unlimited tea and coffee.
Dhs90 per person. Fri and Sat 9am-11am. From Friday September 4. Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5866).

Plantation

Head to Plantation at any time of day or night and enjoy one of three breakfast combos. The first is a classic English fry-up, the second a ‘wellness’ breakfast with fresh and healthy options, and the third is an ‘Oriental’ special with popular Middle Eastern morning dishes such as foul medames and grilled halloumi cheese. Each of these options comes with juice, plus either tea or coffee.
Dhs45 per breakfast. Open 24 hours. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).

Sonamu

Those with an adventurous palate can enjoy an international selection of dishes at this Korean restaurant’s daily buffet breakfast. At the buffet you’ll find dishes from across Asia, Europe and also America.
Dhs99 per person. Daily 6am-10am. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road, Deira (04 238 7777).

Spike Bar

Each weekend, Spike Bar serves a buffet breakfast selection, which features traditional dishes and a live cooking station. Those who just want a bite before their round of golf can also pick up a breakfast sandwich to take away for Dhs35.
Dhs35 (takeaway sandwich). Dhs75 per person (buffet). Fri and Sat 7am-10.30am. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9999).

The Sum of Us

The new café, with a downstairs bakery and coffee roastery, shows off both with an early morning takeaway deal. Pick up a freshly baked almond or plain croissant, alongside a cup of coffee for Dhs25 for both.
Dhs25. Daily 7am-9am. Until August 31. 6 Street, Trade Centre 1, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 445 7526).

Ultra Brasserie
This new café in Dubai Marina is offering a special of healthy breakfasts on a buy-one-get-one-free basis.
Priced à la carte. Sun-Thu 7am-6pm. Until August 31. Marina Plaza, next to Dubai Marina Mall (04 277 5644).

West 14th

An unexpected location for a weekend breakfast is this steakhouse on the Palm Jumeirah. Here, you can sample morning recipes such as waffles with berry compote and maple syrup, or a steakhouse-riff on a breakfast favourite: braised beef short ribs Benedict.
Priced à la carte. Fri and Sat 9am-11.30am. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).

Zero Gravity

The USP at this popular beach club is a breakfast menu that is served from the morning, up until the last hours of the day at midnight. On the menu here you’ll find freshly baked croissants, fruit platters, as well as heartier specials such as steak and eggs.
Priced à la carte. Sun-Thu 8am-midnight; Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Next to SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

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