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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Great refreshing break from all the modern sanitised 5* locations that typify the region.

Cafe Arabia has much more of a laid back, slightly quirky, mediterranean feel, sit out on the terrace upstairs away from any sterile air conditioning in order to relax and enjoy the food. Simple menu, well prepared with friendly service. If you are looking for immaculate high speed service and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Jerry H
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I liked the atmosphere and menu of Cafe Arabia very much. My friend took me here (she lives in AD) and the menu had both breakfasts typical of western brunch places, as well as a few local options. I tried the Arabian breakfast and recommend that for those who enjoy their fresh veggies in the morning. The cappuccino was also... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Well, first of all, very good location; serene and easy to find (that's the base). Not quite the right place for carnivores, but if you love Mediterranean and/or Arabic food, where salad is staple then there you go, but wait its not about greenery alone. One should try their cakes. My first visit was great, and look forward to enjoy... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Absolutely wonderful food. All 3 of us enjoyed our food. Staff did not have very good English and a bit away with the fairies when taking our order. However she got our order right except one thing. I would recomend everyone to try this restaurant :)

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

On arrival I wrestled the door open although there were about three staff hovering over the cash register. I got a half-acknowledgement and decided to explore the space myself. I asked what was upstairs and was told it was also seating. I had to dig to find out that there was open air seating too upstairs (she didn't say on... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Cafe Arabia has much more of a laid back, slightly quirky, mediterranean feel, sit out on the terrace upstairs away from any sterile air conditioning in order to relax and enjoy the food. Simple menu, well prepared with friendly service. If you are looking for immaculate high speed service and Michelin star level cuisine then this is not the place... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were a group of five, 3 of us order the full english breakfast, we got 2 english breakfasts first and only after 30 min we got the 3rd. They didnt bring the beans as it was written in the menu and didn´t apologized. The eggs Benedict came overcooked although we ask soft and the spinach was raw and tasted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I visited this place earlier this week as my mum lives in Abu Dhabi and she had visited before and liked it. We loved the venue and the general bits for sale and to look at and thought that was completely unique and something I would return for. However I found the food wasn't brilliant - I asked for the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Trendy venue, very popular with an interesting clientele. It seems like "the place to be and meet" in Abu Dhabi. Three floors, a terrace, a balcony and fascinating decor. There are also meeting and event facilities. A great place for a lunch, a brunch, a snack, a meeting with friends, or a business meeting.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I go to Cafe Arabia often for breakfast or lunch and have gone for dates, with friends, with colleagues, etc. The food is all good, nothing great. The atmosphere is what makes it nice with lots of art, books all around, overall artsy and fun feeling. The service can sometimes be quite poor though.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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 - 76
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Continental, 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?