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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 #94 of 1,562 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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abu dhabi
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Cafe Arabia is an insider tip. The first time I came with my friend who knew the place already, otherwise I wouldn't know this nice place in Abu Dhabi where you feel like you are sitting in your own living room with some guests. One feature is the wifi you can use free of charge as a guest. You can... More

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Cheshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

A lovely place for Friday brunch or lunch. The food is excellent - either the buffet or from the a la carte menu. There is outdoor seating if the weather is cool enough or you can sit either upstairs or downstairs in the air-conditioned rooms.

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New York City, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I came to check out Cafe Arabia despite its very mixed reviews and now understand why there are mixed reviews. One very much wants a place like this to succeed especially in arid Abu Dhabi devoid of places with real home-style charm. It has good features while other features are just okay. The main plus is the atmosphere. The three... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The decoration is lovely the food is very tasty however the presentation was'nt the best, the service wasn't perfect, and finally the location!

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Cafe arabia is a coffee shop based in Abu Dhabi - UAE Almushrif area.. They serve a fine tasty food ( semi - homemade ). Kind staff and familiar weather . you will love the morning community in the cafe.. It really worths a visit.

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WithAida, Owner at Cafe Arabia, responded to this review

Dear Code75 Thank you for your lovely review, and we are very glad you enjoyed your visit to Cafe Arabia. We are looking forward to welcoming you for lunch sometime soon to try our home made main courses,stews, hot pots, oven roasts,...or try out our Friday brunch you will be delighted. Thank you for your time, and we wish you... More

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I have been here a few times. The building, decoration and the whole concept are lovely, with artworks available to buy. However, it's often let down by poor food and service. On my last visit I ordered Two poached eggs on toast. They arrived on one soggy piece of under cooked toast. I asked for another piece of toast and... More

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WithAida, Owner at Cafe Arabia, responded to this review

Dear Oodle007 :) Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we highly value your feed back. I apologise on behalf of our team regarding your last visit. Once in the family always family, that's how we see you, and we would be looking forward to inviting you to experience our newly added Our Village menu which... More

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