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“Best Dates in Dubai....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bateel

Cafe Bateel
Unit B-5, below Al Mesk Tower | Dubai Marina Walk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3684696
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Ranked #319 of 5,610 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Italian, Mediterranean, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: COME FOR COFFEE, STAY FOR LUNCH Taking the brand a step beyond gourmet products, Cafe Bateel represents the ultimate Bateel experience. A seamless blend of European cafe elegance and the distinct character of our Arabic heritage, Cafe Bateel provides a warm and sophisticated ambiance where you can enjoy extraordinary gourmet cuisine.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Best Dates in Dubai....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

The Bateel shops have always offered the best "gourmet" dates in Dubai - a great gift to take back as a souvenir from this part of the world. Forget the stuck-together dates that you used to get at Christmas with a plastic fork - these are a world way - and delicious!
The Cafes offer a good selection of teas and coffees in lovely china cups - with a free date on the side.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
South Bend, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“consistently good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

There are several Bateel restaurants in the city, and I have never been disappointed in any of them, though the Marina location is my favorite. Excellent selection of Arabic, Greek, and Italian. And outstanding desserts.

I also highly recommend the Qahwa. Bateel is, strangely enough, one of the very few cafes in the city where visitors can get a good pot of original Arabic qahwa, which is accompanied by two extraordinary dates. I would sit here regularly for a couple of hours over conversation or getting work done, and your coffee takes a much longer time to run out than a regular latte or frappa-whappa-whatever.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Simple, healthy and delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Good blend of mediterranean and arabic food...simple and elegant decor...

The date pudding is a signature dessert of theirs !

Visited March 2012
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“The best dates in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Whenever we go to Dubai, I stock up on the dates from Bateel. They are delicious ... and good for you too! They have all kinds of varieties, as well as dates stuffed with pecans, almonds or orange slices. Highly recommended as a delicious and healthy snack! Bateel is the best!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malaysia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Oasis in Dubai Mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Cafe goers at the Dubai Mall often try and secure a seat in one of the establishments with outdoor seating for a view of the fountains and the Burj Khalifa towering above. But for a cosier and cooler alternative try the Bateel Cafe in the shadow of The Waterfall, the Mall's spectacular water feature which cascades down the entire height of the mall. We chose a quiet nook right by the water's edge, and enjoyed sharing an affrogato and a slice of pecan pie.. simply heavenly.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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