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$5 - $40
Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

Favourite place for an afternoon unwind after a hectic day, and absolutely favourite cheesecake and place

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 29, 2021

Nice n cozy really love the peaceful atmosphere with the great hospitality from Fairlycia who has shown great attitude and attention to our order

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 25, 2021

I had a small meeting with colleagues at the library it is amazing and lovely place for studying meetings or even break for you to relax, the music is not that loud the service is very professional, i would like to thank the lady fairy...who did nice service and Ouidad who welcomed us in professional and amazing way.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed March 2, 2020

Was going to visit The Annex but it hadn't opened yet & a member of staff at reception recommended this bar. A lot of eclectic cocktails, many variations I hadn't heard of before. Had the 'Anne Frank' which was sublime. Our server even talked us...into a 2nd. Wish we had stayed - bar tender at The Annex couldn't even make a popular cocktail !More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Booked a day in advance for a friends’ birthday for the high tea at the library which starts at 1pm. Called the hotel to make the booking and talked to a lady who then sent the confirmation text. When we arrived at the hotels cafe...we were told that there was no reservation of us. She came up to us and told us that the chef needed a day in advance to prepare for the tea and told us we needed advance booking. I showed her the confirmation text and even showed her another text that I received the morning of the tea a rsvout incase we decided to cancel. Ignored the rsvout as we are definitely going. The lady said that in order for the high tea to be confirmed there should be someone who will call us. I told her that i didnt receive any calls and she keeps on pressing that they should be someone who called in order for our reservation to be confirmed. When she kept on repeating that they didnt know about our reservation, no apology and not so subtle either i asked her if she was trying to blame us for the “misunderstanding” in which she then finally apologized. She then told us that she could call the chef and we could have our tea at 3pm but we decided to go to st regis which is just two blocks away. St regis came to our rescue even without reservation. Honestly the hotel park hyatt was empty compare to st regis (3 minutes away from park hyatt) and i could understand why they wont have anything ready and need to book a day in advance. I told the lady from the library park hyatt that really i don't work in park hyatt and wouldnt know their methods of confirming customers reservation. She said the text was an automatic booking from a computer (still trying to shift the blame away from them) in which i said well i certainly didnt speak to a computer and spoke to a person when i made the reservation. Its unfortunate because the hotel is beautiful and the high tea at the library has plentiful of books as we love to read so it was a shame that we didnt get to enjoy the place. St regis was awesome and very accommodating and its not far from Park hyatt.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A great spot to get away from daily hectic routine. Happy hour that puts a smile on your face. Staff remember you even if you haven’t been there in a while. Precious is always welcoming you with a great big smile. The lamb is to...die for! Yum!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed September 30, 2018

As always, food is great and service is exceptional!!! Staff was very accommodating and well trained. I would to thank Jenny for letting us relax and unwind for a bit being far from the slight chaos in the city. We came with my husband in...the evening and the place has a very nice ambiance. Perfect for couples, families or students who wants to have a quiet place to review. Surely will come back.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is truly special for me. I regularly hide out here to do some work and soak up the delicious treats. It’s ideal for somewhere casual to chill with friends, have coffee, afternoon tea or study. The staff are fabulous, professional and so welcoming....Thank you :))More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

This is perhaps the best coffee shop in Abu Dhabi. Outstanding service and food quality. I come here to work every time I need a escape from the office.

Date of visit: May 2018
Julian B, F&B Director at The Library, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Thank you very much for your great review! The Library team work really hard to offer the best food in the best environment so i am happy to see that reflected in your last visit. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely the best place to have Afternoon Tea in Abu Dhabi, the vegan menu is delicious! Also the service makes a difference, it just floats that we didn’t even have to worried about it. Nisha and Jenny took care of us. Thank you...for your genuine smile and good service. Did I mention the Macha green tea cake .. loved it!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Yes, The Library offers takeout services.

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The Library is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4