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Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
026439699
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Ranked #154 of 1,615 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
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I came here for breakfast with a friend. It had a wonderful choice of cakes that you see as soon as you enter the cafe. Mouth-watering. The cafe is very cute, with lots of Arabic decor, lanterns, but it stills has light and it gives out a fresh feeling. I had the egg breakfast, and it was super good. My... More 

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

discover this nice little big place and I was very surprise and we are going back their at least once a week for something to eat or drink. the staff are great and the ambiance wonder full.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

This was recommended by a coworker /expat. Restaurant was pretty empty when we went for dinner, so the service was great. We had a light meal--houlami and Arab salad, but we both thought the food was quite good, nutritious and reasonable. It was also WONDERFUL to eat somewhere that was not in a mall or hotel.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Everytime I drive past this restaurant I say I want to go, but in nearly 3 years I only managed it now! The villa-converted-into-a-restaurant is, visually at least, everything I expected. Big and beautiful with mismatched furniture and eclectic decor, huge bookshelves and all sorts of handmade art for sale. It's a real treat for the eyes. Service-wise I was... More 

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WithAida, Owner at Cafe Arabia, responded to this review

Dear Bhurki, Welcome to Abu Dhabi ,to Tripadvisor & to your new home Cafe Arabia. It's lovely to know you are from the F&B industry as well as a foodie just like us so you know how our passion for people & food is unparalleled. You are right we have many new staff who absolutely love our guests. It sounds... More 

Dubai
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206 reviews 206 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Cafe Arabia seems to be a pleasant ladies' gathering place. Food is fairly good with a large variety of dishes. Weather permitting, select the outdoor sitting, it is worth it. We had no reservations but got welcome as if we were regular visitors. I remember sitting inside on a comfortable sofa ... and before the end of the lunch I... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is a good place to have a quite relax time to read a book with sweet Turkish coffee. Or to chat with friends. However the food they serving is not that special.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Abu Dhabi is one of my favorite cities as it shines with true Emirati culture. Cafe Arabia was a new restaurant to me and yet the menu was filled with wonderful flavors, choices, and offers. Plus, the restaurant also provides the visitor with a great art display, books for sale, and other gift items that are true Emirati lifestyle items.... More 

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Northern Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited Café Arabia for lunch for the first time in over a year with some good friends. We were at first disappointed that their famous buffet was not on offer but we soon overcame that when we saw the menu. The choice is amazing with an amazing variety of European and Arabic dishes. As usual, for me there were... More 

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was taken here for lunch by a friend who has lived in Abu Dhabi for past few years. Apparently the cafe has moved several times and the photos on here are old . It is a very artistic venue and I love this sort of place. The food was very good. We had a light lunch but it offers... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I used to work quite close to Cafe Arabia and have visited it quite a bit in the past. Unfortunately it is renowned not only for it's lovely ambiance but for it's terrible service too. I made a simple order of coffee a quiche and pumpkin soup. The coffee arrived promptly, however the quiche arrived 25 minutes later and was... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Arabia

Address: Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 026439699
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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