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Cafe Arabia

Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
026439699
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Ranked #127 of 1,589 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had lunch here with friends who live in UAE and frequently eat here. The food and drinks were lovely and freshly cooked with influences from all over the Middle East. It was good value and the atmosphere is really relaxed. Would definitely recommend the mint lemonade but ask for the syrup on the side so you can add it... More

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Bielefeld, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Try to have dinner on the roof top terrace! Quite good food at reasonable prices. The evening atmosphere on the roof top terrace was very relaxing with nice views.

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abu dhabi
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Cafe/restaurant in a converted villa. Tastefully decorated and furnished to feel more like a living room than a cafe. They also hold exhibitions on the upper floor, so added interest there. Good for lunch or coffee with friends. A good place to take visitors to Abu Dhabi. I didn't eat, only had tea, so can't comment on food, but there... More

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My friend works and lives in Abu Dhabi for 5 years. She took us here for lunch and we all really enjoyed it! It’s a popular place for expats and locals. The décor is beautifully mixed with western and Arabic style as well. Honestly, the food is okay, service is okay, price is reasonable. What I like about it the... More

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