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

Cafe Bateel
Ranked #586 of 9,659 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Marina
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
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Best Dates in Dubai....”
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
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3 Thank FlanFam11
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
South Bend, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“consistently good”
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
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2 Thank bvnathan
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Simple, healthy and delicious”
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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3 Thank Jassimali
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“The best dates in the world”
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
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5 Thank Stacey M
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Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Oasis in Dubai Mall”
Reviewed February 26, 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
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5 Thank CookieBearTravels
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