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Cafe Arabia

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Lebanese, International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi P.O.Box 59623, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 643 9699
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Arabia is a cultural venue, with three floors featuring Middle...
Cafe Arabia is a cultural venue, with three floors featuring Middle eastern culture, Art, English and Arabic library, open roof top terrace with seasonal events, grills, and The first floor Gallery. Food is freshly made to order ,family style meals, fusion and traditional hand me down recipes from family and friends. Our drinks are all made to order. We have perfect space for both business events and personal events . Cafe floors can be fully reserved for functions, we have a catering department ready to cater for all your events.
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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good breakfest

The place looks too nice its so nice how they match the furniture its like a modern but also boutique cafe shop the food does take time but its a great taste

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Zayed S
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've passed through this area many times before but I never thought there is a place to eat there. When a friend brought us there, we loved it already the moment we came through the door. The setup of the whole place is nice and the ambiance is great. When we got the food, it's like falling the second time.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The place looks too nice its so nice how they match the furniture its like a modern but also boutique cafe shop the food does take time but its a great taste

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What can be said about this place. Yet allow me to point out the must important points and aspect when ever you think about going to a cafe or restaurants. 1) The place is amazingly clean and smells so good, plus makes you feel so home and the the furniture is well organized and well chosen for the Cafe. 2)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Breakfast was fantastic. This place is quaint with a very comfortable laid back atmosphere. Menu had many good things to choose from.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a place not to be missed in Abu Dhabi. Great food, great service and charm. It boasts a loyal expat and local clientele and is always busy. With three floors and two balconies there is always space, with comfort and very unique and fascinating decor. It's a great place for special value breakfasts, morning or afternoon tea and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a great find for lunch in Abu Dhabi! Bright, creative and eclectic decor, excellent service and fresh flavoursome Arabic food slightly tailored to western tastes. Reasonable prices too. There are two more levels including a roof terrace which in the cooler months I suspect would be a great spot for evening shisha and dinner. Would definitely return when in... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited with 6 friends for lunch in Ramadan. Starred as OPEN FOR BUSINESS at lunchtime. Shown upstairs and upstairs again into a small room at the top of the cafe, already busy with clients. A/C not working and was very very warm (45 degrees outside). Tables were crammed closely together. Waitress came for order and took items as we requested.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Returning from vacation and with the fridge empty my wife and I with our 18 month old son decided to try Cafe Arabia for the first time which is a short walking distance from our apartment. Upon arriving I was very impressed with the surroundings it had a warm and cosy feeling despite the maintenance men working away. There is... More 

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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

At Cafe Arabia you can always count on delicious, homey and great food... The service is friendly, the food is mouthwatering and the portions are large!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The best thing about Cafe Arabia is not the soul soothing homely food or the extremely courteous staff: it is the introduction of a cozy coffee house in Abu Dhabi. A city that is so obsessed with glitz and glitter, it really lacked a calm and cozy nook where one can sit and read and just be by oneself. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi P.O.Box 59623, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 643 9699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 71
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Description

Cafe Arabia is a cultural venue, with three floors featuring Middle eastern culture, Art, English and Arabic library, open roof top terrace with seasonal events, grills, and The first floor Gallery. Food is freshly made to order ,family style meals, fusion and traditional hand me down recipes from family and friends. Our drinks are all made to order. We have perfect space for both business events and personal events . Cafe floors can be fully reserved for functions, we have a catering department ready to cater for all your events.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?