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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 #101 of 1,584 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 Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

In a relatively quiet area in Abu Dhabi city, car parking is very easy, and I find it one advantage point for this stylish coffee house, yet isn't easy to spot among the villas line on the side of the road if you don't know the place already. I've been to Cafe Arabia many times and I have to agree... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This place used to be my favorite breakfast spot once. Unfortunately it's going down day by day. Service is very poor. You have to ask twice to get what you paid for. Your tea is ice cold until they bring you sugar. Mint leaves in the plate are covered with sand, not even washed once. Bread is ice cold as... More

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