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All 1,595 Abu Dhabi Restaurants

Cafe Arabia

Ranked #148 of 1,595 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Wed 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ramadan, all shops, cafes and restaurants closed.. no were to go except café arabia: a welcoming and cosy place for tourists, expats and locals. Food is tasteful, the dishes are explained so it is easy to choose and you can try multiple small ones to get a flavour of the Abu dhabi cuisine. Definitely a must to try!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

After reading such mix reviews, I decided to get first hand knowledge on Cafe Arabia. it is quite refreshing to see independent places coming up with new things and Cafe Arabia should be applauded. Overall, I enjoyed the experience and would certainly come back. That said, I do think they could do so much better without much more effort/investment. On... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

One thing the city lacks is an abundance of similar venues outside of malls and hotels where a sense of normality prevails! This was a great change from the more common venues in Abu Dhabi. Food and service are at par with the mid range pricing. For the Lebanese diaspora....you will love the background music :)

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rome
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I decided to go for the second time to this place after a first, average experience. This time was really bad. 45minutes for a simple breakfasts, to few staff and food below standards.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went twice to cafe arabia, 1st time for a coffee then for breakfast. It is a perfect place for an afternoon reading or working, the place is quiet and you feel you are at home. Didn't try yet the food, only coffee which is good and croissants which are average. Service is also average

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We haven't been for a while so went for lunch. The service has always been lacking, but the cakes and food have always made up for it. This time no cakes and two of our groups meals were returned as unfit for consumption. We won't be back, which is a shame

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Having eaten here a few times and always been satisfied, my husband and I decided to take my in-laws for their final breakfast before flying home. Needless to say, we were all happily stuffed and there wasn't a scrap of food left on the plates. The mother in law was impressed with the Arabian decor and general feel of the... More

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UAE
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Very relaxed and informal setting serving exquisite middle - eastern cuisine. Nice variety of food available on menu, whether you would like lunch, breakfast or just a small snack, you will find it at Cafe Arabia. I tried the grilled kofta for brunch, meat was cooked to perfection, succulent and tasty with just the right amount of spices served with... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If the Abu Dhabi café scene with it's chain outlets, bitter coffee and soggy sandwiches is a desert then Café Arabia is the oasis. It's like a particularly eclectic friend's living room and you can easily spend a lazy morning here flicking through the newspapers and working your way through fresh juices, delicious Middle Eastern fusion food and homemade desserts.... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I think its one of the best rest and cafes which let u feel that you are home I like their menu which you feel like your mom is doing the receipts Its a good place also for reading a book

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