Art Dubai is over but did you know you can get your culture fix along with your caffeine buzz at these tucked away coffee spots?
Mawaheb from Beautiful People, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
Bean queens can enjoy a premium RAW coffee and apple tart in a shaded, art-lined courtyard, then browse the students’ handiworks. We loved brightly-coloured little birds, funky phone covers and bold murals.
Coffee AED 15, apple tart AED 10. Weekdays 9am-3pm. Al Fahidi Historial District. 04 352 8328.
La Cantine du Faubourg, Emirates Towers Hotel
Originally part of Art Dubai, the showcase continues until 7th June, alongside the usual sophisticated French fare best enjoyed on its attractive outdoor terrace.
Emirates Towers Hotel, DIFC. 12pm-2am. 04 352 7105
Sketch Art Café, Satwa
Situated inside the Marsam Matar gallery, the offerings are limited to freshly-baked pastries, shakes and coffees, but surrounded by fine art, there’s plenty of nourishment for the brain courtesy of gallery founder, Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej.
Villa 21, near Ramada Jumeirah Hotel, Satwa. 9am-9pm. 04 39 88331/www.facebook.com/sketch.art.cafe