Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but for us mums, that usually involves the leftover crusts of the kids’ toasts or a quick banana as we run out the door. If you’re wanting to properly enjoy breakfast, then we’ve tried and tested some of the best breakfast hotspots in Dubai to make your decision as easy as possible! We’ve even added in our favourite part of our breakfast trip, an average price for a family of 4 and where these eateries are located as well as how to book!

AL MASHOWA

Al Mashowa takes you on a journey into the Emirati tradition with recipes passed down through generations. It represents the best of Emirati cuisine, serving fresh and local products and spices. You can either select from the extensive a la carte breakfast menu (75 dishes in total) or enjoy two types of breakfast set menu – A Middle Eastern sharing style ‘Terwiga’ for AED 89 per person or ‘Sarood Al Mashowa’ a traditional Emirati breakfast for AED 125 per person. Head to Al Mashowa to try a true local breakfast the Emirati way.

Our fave bit: This is an authentic Emirati Breakfast experience so perfect for bringing guests!

Location: City Walk.

Timings: Breakfast is served daily from 10am – 1pm.

Average Price for a Family of 4: AED 150.

Booking: Prior booking is not required but for more information, please call 800 666 353.

AMAZONE

Located centrally within Motor City, Amazone is an undiscovered breakfast gem. There are a few different offers available for families including kids eat free when parents spend just AED 50. Açai runs thought out the menu, in line with the theme of the café, which we love as it ensures the kids are eating healthy. The açai waffles and ice cream went down exceptionally well and we also loved the fruit-rich smoothies. They also do delivery which is great for those lazy weekends when you want breakfast to come to you!

Our fave bit: We love the use of Brazilian Acai throughout the menu, which contains antioxidants and is rich in vitamins and minerals that will boost your immunity.

Location: Motor City.

Timings: Breakfast is served from 8am – 11am.

Average Price for a Family of 4: You’ll be looking at over AED 300 for breakfast for a family of 4.

Booking: There’s no need to book during the week but for a good spot at the weekends, please call 04 570 6097 to book a table.

BABAJI

Babaji is an authentic Turkish restaurant with a menu crafted to feature some of the best dishes from Turkey, and massive breakfast spread. You can design your breakfast spread, which includes morning staples and Mediterranean favourites, served in true Turkish style. Breakfast starts with shareable plates and a lavish breadbasket that has a variety of baked goods. Or you can try the breakfast set menu for two, which includes a host of Turkish delicacies all served with freshly baked bread for AED 89 per couple.

Our fave bit: Breakfast is served until 3pm so if the kids let you have a lie in, then this is a great one to take advantage of! Plus, the Turkish coffee in amazing!

Location: City Walk.

Timings: Daily from 11am to 4pm and from 10am to 4pm on weekends.

Average Price for a Family of 4: AED 150 – AED 200.

Booking: Prior booking is not required but for more information, please call 800 666 353.

BISTRO DES ARTS

Bistro Des Arts is a perfect weekday spot to catch up with friends or get some work done. You feel like you are walking into a little place you would often find in Paris! Naturally the croissants are amazing, along with great coffee and freshly pressed apple juice. During the weekend they have more of a brunch option so great if you are in the mood for a feast. You can reserve directly online and also you get 3 free hours parking in the Marina Mall. Park by the supermarket side and head straight outside to the promenade and it’s easily signposted from there. Food was delicious too!

Our fave bit: There’s a kids play area that was contained so perfect if you need to take the little ones!

Location: Dubai Marina.

Timings: The weekend brunch offering is served from 10am-3pm.

Average Price for a Family of 4: Average cost for a family of 4 with hot drinks is AED 240.

Booking: Please call 04 551 1576 or email info@bistrodesarts.ae to book.

CARLUCCIOS

While not an obvious choice for breakfast, Carluccios at the Dubai Marina Mall exceeded our expectations with a newly launched, comprehensive and varied menu. The portion sizes are more than generous, and the food is absolutely delicious. We felt instantly welcomed upon arrival by the friendly staff, and we loved our table on the expansive outdoor patio. It felt so peaceful next to the water, with the occasional ‘zip liner’ flying past us along the marina. Would we go back again? Absolutely and we’re taking everyone with us!

Our fave bit: The portion sizes – you won’t leave hungry!

Location: Carluccios has multiple branches, which cover most of Dubai.

Timings: They are open from 9am and they serve breakfast all day!

Average Price for a Family of 4: A family of four can expect to pay an average 250 Dirhams for this highly recommended breakfast.

Booking: For reservations call (04) 399 7958 (Dubai Marina Branch), or book via the website

CIRCLE CAFE

Circle Cafe

Circle Cafe located in Jumeirah Islands Pavilion is a gorgeous little breakfast spot overlooking the fountains. An all you can eat breakfast menu for only AED 65 including a cup of tea or coffee is an absolute bargain. Between us I think we managed to sample one of everything on the menu and can confirm that it was all delicious with a great mix of sweet and savoury plates. The Beetroot Avocado Toast is a must try! The kids all you can eat menu with choccie pancakes and scrambled eggs was also a hit at only AED 35 each including a juice.

Our fave bit: The staff and service were absolutely fantastic, and the cute coffee art put a smile on ours and the kids’ faces!

Location: Jumeirah Islands Pavilion but there are numerous other Circle Cafes doted around Dubai.

Timings: The All You Can Eat Breakfast runs 7 days a week, from 8am – 12pm on weekdays and 8am – 4pm on the weekend.

Average Price for a Family of 4: AED 200 for all you can eat!

Booking: Advance reservation is essential for this offer and you need to call the branch directly to book. The number for Jumeriah Islands is 04 572 6107 and all others can be found on the website.

ELLA’S EATERY

Ellas Eatery

Ella’s Eatery on The Palm is a fab venue for breakfast with views over the harbour and ample free parking. We chose six small plates from a comprehensive menu including all the favourites and covering all tastes. We mixed it up choosing an Açai bowl, Overnight oats, Beetroot Avocado toast, Sweet potato and coconut cakes, Eggs Benedict and a Tropical fruit bowl for starters. The kids were made up with their choice of dippy eggs and blueberry pancakes, plus they also got a juice and ice cream included. Ella’s also has lots of other exciting special offers available 7 days a week!

Our fave bit: Value for money and lovely healthy dishes that the kids adored!

Location: The Palm Jumeirah.

Timings: Daily from 8am – 12pm.

Average Price for a Family of 4: Around the AED 200 mark.

Booking: If you head down during the week, there’s no need to book, but definitely worth booking in advance for the weekend on 04 557 0984.

PHILLEAS FOGG

The new kid on the block, there was no way this new eatery couldn’t make the list of top brekkie spots! Philleas Fogg is conveniently located in Emirates Hill and it’s also worth the journey if you’re a bit further afield. We loved the quaint décor, the views were phenomenal and the outside spot is fab if you’re meeting friends as there’s loads of space and it’s completely shaded too! There’s pork on this menu with a dedicated Fry Up section (big tick for hubby) and our kids loved the Little Porky Breakfast which was a very reasonable AED 30! There’s also plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.

Our fave bit: The views and the Fry Up section of the menu!

Location: Montgomerie Golf Academy, Emirates Hills.

Timings: Breakfast is served from 8am – 13pm.

Average Price for a Family of 4: AED 250

Booking: For reservations, please call 04 572 4477 or email eat@foggs.xyz.

REFORM

Reform Social and Grill is the perfect spot for lazy family breakfast on the weekend, reminding us of British pub gardens, both in atmosphere and character. Reform is a real winner for the whole family – kids play area, dog friendly with lots of shade, individual dogs bowls of water provided too! The portions were of a good size and the kid’s menu was AED 49 that included a juice and baby chino. Pork was on menu and we were not disappointed with the quality, the English brekkie is superb! They also serve proper British brew, including Tetley, PG Tips, Twining’s and Yorkshire Tea.

Our fave bit: HP sauce! Honestly, it’s the perfect sauce for pork and we never see it served in Dubai. Plus, this venue is totally pet friendly!

Location: The Lakes.

Timings: Breakfast is served 8am – 12pm daily.

Average Price for a Family of 4: About AED 250- AED 300 with hot drinks.

Booking: This is a popular spot, so at the weekend in particular, advanced booking is recommended. Call 04 454 2638 or email reservations@reformsocialgrill.ae.

SIKKA

Sikka Cafe is a mélange of local, Indian and Persian influences reflected in an old time Emirati setting with a modern twist. The a la carte menu features Middle Eastern classics like Baith Thamat, Shakshuka, Grilled Halloumi and Chebabs or Indian favourites such as Parathas, Masala Omelette, Idli Sambar and more. If you want a taste of everything (and why wouldn’t you?), select the Sikka Signature Breakfast for 2 at only AED 95 that includes a sharing menu of 8 breakfast classics including unlimited karak tea!

Our fave bit: There’s a choice of multiple cuisines – hubby loves the excuse for Indian at any time of day and with the sharing menu, there’s plenty the kids will eat too!

Location: City Walk, La Mer and Al Khawaneej.

Timings: The City Walk branch serves breakfast from 10am-1pm, whilst La Mer is open from 9am – 1pm and Al Khawaneej starts early at 8am, right through to 3pm.

Average Price for a Family of 4: AED 150

Booking: Prior booking is not required but for more information, please call 800 666 353.

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