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Cafe Arabia

#128 of 1,666 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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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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7:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
A true arabian touch in a modern setting

Elegance and creativity in the set up. Light and delicious meals that satisfy people's different tastes while keeping the authenticity of the Arabian cuisine. Love it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
payoush
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Elegance and creativity in the set up. Light and delicious meals that satisfy people's different tastes while keeping the authenticity of the Arabian cuisine. Love it!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I enjoy the low-key packaging of CA! I always bring my friends who are new to Abu Dhabi here so they can sample a bit of Arabic cuisine with a softer touch of the Arabic culture. It is indeed cozy. It is unassuming. It is artsy to say the least. The food is decent and the price is reasonable. I... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had breakfast one morning on the rooftop terrace and went back a few days later to have a romantic rooftop dinner. The food is superb. Best falafels ever. Great ambiance. Lovely cushioned seats and rugs, low tables, Arabian lamps help create a romantic atmosphere. There is so much to see over the three floors, interesting pictures, furniture and nice... More 

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Vilnius County, Lithuania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

i have visited this place just a few days ago,amazing place,delicious food and nice coffee. staff is trained well,excellent service,everyone is friendly and smiling. spoke with manager IA,I found out that she speaks perfect Russian and i was happy that i could practice my pure Russian with her)))) i just fall in love with this Cafe,beautiful atmosphere,books are everywhere,nice roof... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

This villa is converted into three floors of wonderful quirky restaurant and a great place to eat. You can sit out on the terrace at the top and either relax on the sofas or sit at the table, or you can enjoy the two floors indoors and browse through the art and other crafts which are available to buy. The... More 

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Dubai
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Not sure if it was a selection of Jordanian, Palestinian or Khaleej cuisine, but it seemed to have a bit of everything. A nice pictorial menu allows you to try some dishes you may not have ever considered trying (mixture of pomegranate, chicken, rice, labneh). The restaurant attempts to be a craft house and gallery, however it features a couple... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Faboulous Location, and great food. I have had my engagement dinner party there, the organization was perfect, food catering was organized & delicious. The space is cozy & unique. would tottally recommend it for people to oraganize an event over there or simply go for lunch, brunch or dinner with friends. A unique space truly, that keeps you coming back.

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istanbul
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Sometimes you get bored of hotel venues for drinks and food.Cafe Arabia is what you would enjoy when you feel that way.You can see people of the city rather than the visitors. Staff are friendly and efficient.Arabic decoration,paintings and many more features makes it cosy and relaxing.Food was delicious.

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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fabulous breakfast at this hideaway location. Well worth finding! Not in main shopping street. Staff are wonderful. Very friendly! Food is delicious. Like home cooking. Wonderful range of items, bric a brac, for sale too. Have a browse!

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Amazing place. Wonderful staff. Very good location. Reading corners. Very calm and clean. I wish everybody can visit this place of magic.

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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 14 - 77
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Continental

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?