Don’t skip the most important meal of the day – let Dubai’s awesome AM scene sort out your morning eats.
If your day doesn’t start until your coffee cup is empty and your phone camera is full, and avocado is your favourite emoji, here’s our pick of the most gorgeously ‘grammable places to get breakfast in Dubai.
Jamaica Blue, Al Rigga
It’s always breakfast time somewhere in the world, and at Jamaica Blue. The affable Australian coffee shop chain serves breakfast round the clock at its branch in Hyatt Place, for whenever you need that #morningmotivation snap.
We’ll sleep when social media is dead and for the rest of the time, we’ll be eating blueberry and banana pancakes with banana and maple syrup (AED 21) or grilled halloumi, pesto and tomato on toast (AED 37, with a coffee, tea, orange juice or water).
For an everyday wake-up call, take home a bag of ground or whole bean coffee, from AED 53.
Hyatt Place, beside Al Rigga Mosque. Open 24 hours, daily. 04 608 1242
Stomping Grounds, Jumeirah 1
If you need a caffeine hit to make you smile for your first Snapchat of the day, Stomping Grounds is a positive social media mirthmaker.
The Aussie-run café, close to beachfront leisure spot La Mer, is home to a speciality batch micro roastery and coffee lab, plus all kinds of contraptions, like the fantastically-named Steampunk, which brews both tea and coffee for a precision-tailored cuppa and maximum usage of the ‘coffee snob’ hashtag.
If you struggle to rise without your hit of joe, breakfast dishes are served all day – if being good, cold quinoa porridge with slices of fruit and toasted coconut (AED 51), or freshly-baked scones with jam and clotted cream (AED 38) if you don’t give a damn.
Jumeirah 1, near La Mer. 7.30am-11pm, midnight Thursday and Friday. 04 344 4451.
Cassette, Al Quoz
At the time of writing, a breakfast joint so hip and happening that at weekends, you might be put out by the wait for a table and on our visit, the kitchen had run out of avocados.
At “Parisian-inspired bistro” Cassette, breakfast rocks around the clock, so even if you do queue for the pleasure, sweet potato hash with baked eggs (AED 55) and açai power bowls packed with granola and fruit (AED 38) will still be waiting.
Are there breakfast Boomerangs after avocados? Order a matcha latte (AED 24) for your shot of vitamins instead and watch the food bloggers at the next table go green with envy.
Maybe in a hat tip to the retro music moniker, one corner of Cassette is filled with vinyl records, but the café is so chic is boasts its own Spotify playlist that’s the perfect laid back soundtrack for your carefully posed Insta Stories.
8am-5pm daily. The Courtyard, Street 4 B, Al Qouz. 04 3491 966.