Dubai’s thriving cafe culture means that there’s always a new and innovative coffee shop to experience in the city! Today, MyBayut rounds up some of the most unique and quirky coffee shops in Dubai – tucked away in museums, galleries and barbershops! So, the next time you’re craving your dose of caffeine, head down to these must-try spots that have something special to offer – besides delicious coffee, of course.
8 Quirky Cafes and Coffee Shops in Dubai
Motorcycles and coffee? It’s not a combination that you’ll see often – but Cafe Rider does it best. Their in-house roastery and skilled baristas ensure you’ll be sipping on fantastic brews that range from espressos, coffee cocktails and speciality coffees. Catch up with friends or get some work done at Cafe Rider, which features leather couches, custom motorcycles and industrial-chic vibe in a warehouse setting. You’ll also find books, guitars and games for you to while away the time in this cosy coffee shop in Al Quoz.
- Location: Warehouse 7, 14 C Street, Al Quoz
- Price: AED 20 (Macchiato), AED 27 (Aero Press) AED 27 (Affogato)
- Contact: 04-321-4411
You won’t find a coffee shop like PDL anywhere else in Dubai. Head here for a delicious cuppa – and a haircut! You read that right. PDL earns a spot amongst the unique coffee shops in Dubai by being a cycle-themed cafe and barbershop in one! Grab your daily cup of joe in this industrial-style cafe, where you’ll find cycle-themed décor and framed jerseys on the walls. There’s also a small retail space to grab T-shirts, caps and more. Guys can pop over to the sleek barbershop next door that offers haircuts, shaves, massages and manicures.
- Location: Block A, Mardoof Building, Sheikh Zayed Road
- Price: AED 19 (Macchiato), AED 25 (Iced PDL Latte), AED 27 (Cold Brew)
- Contact: 04-333-9924
Alchemy is another one of the innovative home-grown concepts in Dubai. This Dubai coffee shop is located in a stunning Jumeirah villa – there’s even a pool outside. The sleek marble countertops and light wooden furniture is perfect for your Instagram feed. Their speciality coffee is sourced from ethical single farms – and their dessert bites are worth the indulgence, too. Complete with an outdoor seating area as well, Alchemy is a firm favourite amongst the cool coffee shops in Dubai.
- Location: 39B Street, Al Wasl Road, Opposite to Dar Al Wasl Mall
- Price: AED 25 (Latte), AED 35 (Cold Brew), AED 25 (Gibraltar)
- Contact: 04-344-2466
SKETCH ART CAFE
Sketch Art Cafe is what happens when beautiful art meets great coffee! Tucked away in the Al Safa area, this gallery-and-coffee shop is perfect for art enthusiasts – or anyone who wants to enjoy their coffee in a gorgeous setting. Admire the impressive artwork on the walls while you enjoy Sketch Art’s iced Spanish latte – or their yummy milk cakes. You can also paint one of the coffee cups and have it hung up there! We definitely think it’s one of the most unique coffee shops in Dubai.
- Location: Villa 1, 35 Street, Umm Ammar Road, Near Box Park, Al Safa Dubai
- Price: AED 24 (Cappuccino), AED 29 (Spanish Latte), AED 26 (Classic Affogato)
- Contact: 04-271-2650
Located on the picturesque Al Seef Street, ILA Cafe is the chic spot for coffee-lovers to head to. Not only does the place have a delicious coffee menu, but ILA also boasts gorgeous views of the Dubai Creek. The two-storey cafe features contemporary and bright interiors and has sweeping views of the yachts and dhows bobbing in the blue waters. Caffeinate yourself with their range of espressos, iced coffees and frappes – or try one of their speciality brews, which includes cold brew and French press. ILA is also known for their lip-smacking Middle Eastern fare and shisha, with the latter only being served outside. If you’re looking for coffee shops in Dubai with a view, ILA Cafe promises to impress.
- Location: Shop 18, Al Seef, Al Seef Street, Umm Hurair
- Price: AED 17.85 (Cafe Latte), AED 25.20 (Cappuccino Frappe), AED 27.30 (Cold Brew)
- Contact: 055-399-5355
Heading to Dubai Garden Centre for some gardening items? Then a visit to the charming Roseleaf Cafe – tucked away inside – is a must. Perhaps one of the prettiest coffee shops in Dubai, Roseleaf Cafe is surrounded by lush and vibrant greenery, and features hanging and potted plants, too! When it comes to coffee, Roseleaf has all the usual’s, including lattes, espressos, macchiatos and speciality brews, too. With indoor and outdoor seating in the conservatory and plenty of natural light streaming in, Roseleaf Cafe is the perfect spot to settle in with a good book and a cup of artisan coffee.
- Location: Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz
- Price: AED 18 (Macchiato), AED 22 (French Press), AED 25 (Cold Drip)
- Contact: 04-526-0771
Depresso is one of the cool cafes in Dubai that is all things adorable! This Dubai coffee shop has cute décor all around along with indoor and outdoor seating. But what’s really unique about Depresso: their coffee is served in awesomely branded cups and with donuts on top! It’s totally instagrammable and oh-so-delicious.
- Location: Near Kind Care Medical Centre, Umm Suqeim
- Price: AED 26 (Coffeenut), AED 26 (Pink Choco), AED 26 (Cereallatte)
- Contact: 050-244-5434
DUBAI COFFEE MUSEUM
Did you know that Dubai has its very own coffee museum? Perfect for hard-core coffee lovers, the Dubai Coffee Museum is just the place to discover more about the art of making coffee. Watch different brewing methods from Japan, Ethiopia and the Middle East demonstrated live – and get a close look at antiques that showcase the regional and international history of coffee. There’s also various coffee books and documentaries for those who are curious about the brewing and roasting process. Finally, sit back and relax with a heavenly cup of coffee in the museum’s cosy lounge!
- Location: Villa 44, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
- Price: AED 20 (Macchiato), AED 25 (Aero Press), AED 25 (French Press)
- Contact: 04-353-8777
That brings an end to MyBayut’s pick of the unique coffee shops in Dubai – where there’s always some new and creative to try! And with social media being an integral part of our lives now, there’s also a rise in the insta-worthy dishes and desserts. If you’re looking to spice up your Instagram feed, take a look at the best Instagrammable desserts in Dubai. Or if you’re in an experimental mood, here are some of the best concept restaurants in Dubai! From molecular gastronomy to locally sourced ingredients, you’ll find it all here. And stay tuned to MyBayut for more articles on Dubai’s culinary scene!