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30 Most Instagrammable Cafés in Dubai in 2023

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If you thought that the skyscrapers, architecture or desert safaris are the most Instagrammable places in Dubai then you have not been to the cafés! In addition to offering delicious food, pastries and specialty coffees, most Instagrammable cafes of Dubai also offer storybook themes, whimsical, floral backdrops, boho-chic decor and neon signs that are are going to elevate your Instagram to the next level! In this blogpost, let’s take a look at 30 most Instagrammable cafes in Dubai with aesthetic highlights, must-try dishes and beverages that tingle your taste buds.

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Most Instagrammable cafés in Dubai in 2023

Forever Rose Café

Location: Boxpark 467, Al Wasl Road

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Sunday to Thursday), 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM (Friday to Saturday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You’ll recognize this café instantly if you have watched Dubai Bling on Netflix. Forever Rose Café boasts itself as the first 3D cafe of UAE. The café’s concept feels like a storybook theme intended to make you feel like you are part of a drawing and a fantasy. The unmistakable black and white color scheme resembles something of a fairytale or a 3D illustration. This café is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and is at the top of our list as the most Instagrammable cafés in Dubai. Forever Rose café is truly unique and beautiful. The rose flavored lattes, desserts and the Um Ali french toast are a must try when you visit. 

Saya Brasserie

Location: Multiple locations at City Walk, Wasl 51, The Pointe, Nakheel Mall

City Walk location is the most famous one.

Hours of Operation: 9am – 1am

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With floral pink details, lush greenery and neon lights everywhere, this pink cafe is Instagrammer’s dream come true! Saya cafés are stunning with many whimsical and floral backdrops enough to fill your Instagram feed for weeks. Enjoy a middle eastern breakfast or try the specialty teas and coffees while there. Saya Brasserie is definitely one of the most Instagrammable cafes in Dubai and is a picture perfect place for your Insta photos. 

Sereni-tea by Tania’s Teahouse

Location: 9 Street 29B – Al Manaras

Hours of Operation: 7am – 8pm

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As the name suggests, Sereni-tea by Tania’s Teahouse is a serene, cozy and almost zen-like café in Al Manara. Visit this sister café while the original Tania’s Teahouse is temporarily closed for renovation. The outdoors and interiors are modern, contemporary and perfect for that Instagram-worthy shot. The best part is their all day breakfast and fun colorful drinks that are made fresh everyday. The best menu item is the 3-tiered breakfast platter. Sereni-tea’s matcha lattes and vegan options are a must try as well.

Shakespeare and Co

Location: Multiple locations across Dubai including Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar, Palm Jumeirah (and Abu Dhabi)

Hours of Operation: Varies by location

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Shakespeare and Co is a classic and elegant cafe that was founded in Dubai but has its brand reaching far and beyond. With multiple locations across Dubai and roayl decor, it feels like you’ve entered an episode of Bridgerton. Each branch is beautiful on its own with vintage furniture and gorgeous chandeliers. Try the afternoon teas or delicious menu items like chia pudding, acai bowls or coffee drinks. Their french toast is delicious as well as are their cakes.

Secret Garden by L’ETO

Multiple locations: Dubai Al Safa Road, City Walk Mall and Dubai Mall

Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Monday to Thursday), 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 

Dubai Mall location: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another city walk find, Secret Garden is one of the top cafes featuring a whimsical and enchanting atmosphere. The floral arrangements and incredible backdrops are truly magical and a must visit if you are looking for Instagram spots in Dubai. The ethereal setting of Secret Garden is perfect for capturing dreamy photos. You must try the floral infused drinks and desserts! Different locations have different themes with the pink floral being the classic and other fun themes like the tropics. It is definitely a must visit in our list of most instagrammable cafés in Dubai. The Dubai Mall location is an ideal spot to hit if you are visiting Burj Khalifa.

Love Vibe Café

Location: Lamar Building – Unit #30 – Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As the name suggests, this cafe is a vibe! Situated in Jumeirah, Love Vibe Cafe is a trendy hotspot known for its vibrant pink and colorful interiors. This cafe has an energetic vibe with its pale pink, bright pink decor, vibrant colors and neon signs. The backdrops are striking and are perfect to capture for your Instagram. The breakfast of champions is a perfect way to start your day as are the pink sourdough bread, malone toast, avo toast. They also offer several organic and vegan options

Roseleaf Bakery and Cafe

Location: 733 Sheikh Zayed Rd – Al Quoz – Al Quoz Industrial Area 3

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Roseleaf Cafe is the original garden center concept offering a delightful escape from the bustling city. The cafe’s charming outdoor seating area adorned with floral arrangements and rustic elements provides the perfect backdrop for your Instagram feed. It is surrounded by garden and is one of the most instagrammable cafes in Dubai. The food is fresh and many dishes are homemade. The avocado toast is a must have and try their teas as well.

Starbucks 

Location: Dubai Mall Fountain and Al See

A Starbucks in the list of most Instagrammable cafes in Dubai? Yes! Because this particular Starbucks in Dubai Mall Fountain has the perfect view of Burj Khalifa! Visit as soon as they open or late night to catch a glimpse of the Burj Khalifa in the morning or at night in all its glory. 

There is another one in Al Seef with the old Dubai charm. Check that out as well.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Brunch & Cake

Location: Wasl 51, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1 

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday), 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Friday to Sunday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Brunch & Cake, located in Jumeirah, is a trendy cafe that is a blend of vibrant atmosphere with delicious food. The café’s boho-chic interiors are a feast for the eyes. Every dish on their menu is delicious but don’t miss their Instagram-famous cakes and brightly colored brunch items.

Arabian Tea House

Location: Al Fahidi Street, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai

Hours of Operation: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM (Sunday to Saturday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Nestled in the historical Al Fahidi neighborhood, Arabian Tea House is a traditional tea house in every sense with pink bougainvilleas and white decor. The white and blue decor is an amazing backdrop for Instagram photos. The cozy setting, courtyard and delicious teas make it a beautiful experience in Old Dubai. Enjoy their traditional Arabic breakfast menu and a taste of  Emirati culture and hospitality.

Bounty Beets

Location: The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 3

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Sunday to Wednesday), 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Thursday to Saturday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Located in The Galleria Mall, Bounty Beets is a health-conscious café with a vibrant and inviting ambiance. Every dish is not only instagrammable but scrumptious. The interiors are chic while the exteriors exude bohemian vibes. The cafe offers many healthy eating options as well and the dishes are 100% gluten-free.

La Nena

Location: 23 Street 14B – Al Quoz

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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La Nena is one of the most aesthetically pleasing to your senses. The beautiful ambience, bohemian inspired decor makes it one of our favorite coffee shops in Dubai. Indulge in their delectable french pastries and desserts, and savor their flavorful specialty coffees or hot chocolates.

EL&N

Location: Unit 02, Gate Village Building 02 – DIFC

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Sunday to Thursday), 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM (Friday, Saturday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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London’s most Instagrammable café is now open in Dubai. EL&N is another perfect place if you love everything pink. With pale pink decor, pink florals everywhere, it is a perfect Instagram aesthetic. The flower walls, pastel colored interiors make it an ideal spot for Instagrammers. Even their drinks are Instagram worthy. Also try EL&N’s avocado toasts, acai bowls and delicious cakes.

Mazmi Cafe

Location: Creekside, Behind Dubai Museum، Bur Dubai

Hours of Operation: 8:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mazmi Cafe, situated in Old Dubai is a mix of traditional decor and beautiful views of the creekside. Enjoy traditional fare like Shakshuka or bread basket with incredible creekside views.

XVA Cafe

Location: 777X+JXM, Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai

Hours of Operation: 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Known as Dubai’s best kept secret, XVA is a charming cafe nestled in Dubai’s historic Bastakia Neighborhood. The boutique hotel and accompanying café are Instagrammer’s dream and must visit if you visit Old Dubai. The café instantly transports you to traditional Arabic setting and one of the most instagrammable cafés in Dubai. Indulge in their vegetarian middle eastern inspired menu or refresh with a cool lemonade. 

SEVA Table

Location: Villa 5 – 1 B 27B St – Jumeirah – Jumeirah 1

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

 

 
 
 
 
 
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SEVA Table is not just a cafe but a health and wellness movement. The decor inside is cozy and whimsical and the outside feels like you’ve stepped into a tropical paradise. The lush greenery and beautiful decor makes it a perfect place for photos. Their menu is 100% plant based and delicious. Try Seva cafe’s delicious avo toasts, acai bowls, eggless pancakes and many other vegan offerings.

Boston Lane

Location: Courtyard 25 – 4B St – Al Quoz

Hours of Operation: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you love bohemian inspired boho-chic decor, Boston Lane is a must visit. The coffee shop is full of pampas filled vases and the patio outside is cozy and inviting with lush greenery and plants. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Dubai. While there, enjoy the delicious food like Turkish eggs, omelettes and matcha lattes. The beautiful courtyard alone is worth a visit.

Cassette

Location: THE COURTYARD – 4B St – Al Quoz

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This trendy café in Al Quoz’s vibrant Courtyard is a fun instagrammable cafe is you like modern chic interiors. The contemporary industrial design of the cafe along with classics like benedicts provide amazing overlays for your Instagram. Enjoy their signature specialty coffees and try their delicious avocado toast or yummy croissants during your visit.

Arabica

Location: Multiple locations including City Walk, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates including Abu Dhabi

Hours of Operation: Varies based on location

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Arabica is a stunning sleek and modern café with Japanese traditions. Head to this café if you’d like to treat yourself with one of their specialty coffees from around the world and enjoy the simple, chic elegance. 

O Cafe

Location: Dubai Mall

Hours of Operation: 10AM – 12.15 AM (Monday to Thursday), 10:00 AM – 1:15 AM (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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O Cafe is a charming and cozy spot that combines art and coffee. The cafe offers unique blend of rustic interiors, bright pink and colorful decor. Their amazing coffees and the delicious pastries and cakes will have your taste buds tingling.

Urth Caffe

Location: City Walk, Al Safa Street

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday), 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Friday, Saturday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Urth Caffe, situated in City Walk, is a chic and vibrant cafe known for organic offerings and delicious cakes. The cafe’s boho-chic and whimsical vibe and artistic accents are great for photography. The best time to visit is early in the morning or late afternoon. Try their organic coffees, avocado toasts, yummy cakes and other healthy eating options.

Baku Cafe

Location: City Walk, Dubai

Hours of Operation: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM (Monday to Thursday), 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM (Friday and Sunday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Baku cafe feels like you’ve stepped into a Middle Eastern storybook. This cafe is full of old world charm with traditional design and vintage furniture. Enjoy the Turkish teas, mezze platters and other authentic Azerbaijani dishes. It sure is a treat to your taste buds and their platters are totally Instagram worthy. This cafe is also a perfect spot for special occasion.

Foundry

Location: Boulevard Crescent – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai

Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Situated in Downtown Dubai’s Souk Al Manzil, Foundry is more of a modern art museum than a café. This café consists of several artists’ works and is modern and sleek. If you are looking for a modern minimalist design, you must visit the accompanying coffee shop.

Myocum

Location: 2D St – Al Wasl

Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Myocum is another cozy cafe with lush green plants, wooden accents paired with chic design. This is also a great breakfast place. Try Myocum’s Middle Eastern inspired dishes like the hummus bowl or classics like french toast and pancakes.

Lulu & the Beanstalk

Location: Trade Centre – DIFC – Dubai

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Monday to Thursday), 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM (Friday to Sunday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lulu & the Beanstalk is a beautiful coffee shop with charming and cozy ambiance. The central chandelier and eclectic decor are perfect for photography. Must try include their coffee beverages and breakfast options like eggs and sandwiches.

Tom & Serg

Location: 15A Street, Al-Joud Center

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday), 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Friday and Saturday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Tom & Serg is a hip and industrial-chic cafe located in Al Quoz. It is trendy and unique with high ceilings and spacious environment. Try their artisanal coffees or their famous breakfast options!

Wild & The Moon

Location: Multiple incl. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday), 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Friday and Saturday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Wild & The Moon is another instagrammer’s paradise with boho-chic interiors, plants everywhere and a gorgeous patio. They also serve plant based healthy options. The smoothie bowls and juices are a must try.

Mokha 1450 Coffee Lounge

Location: Multiple incl. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz

Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Monday to Wednesday), 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Thursday to Sunday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Located in Palm Jumeirah, Mokha is definitely one of the best places to get specialty coffee and also a great place for gorgeous photos.

Sketch Art Café

Location: Boxpark – Jumeirah – Junction – Al Wasl Rd

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

 

 
 
 
 
 
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At this calm and soothing café, you can paint your own coffee mugs. The display wall of mugs is pretty and Instagrammable.

Alchemy

Location: Al Wasl Rd – Jumeirah – Jumeirah 2 

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday), 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Alchemy is a trendy cafe with ethically sourced coffee. You will love photographing it if you like sleek, modern and chic designs.

FAQs about most Instagrammable cafés in Dubai

What is the best time to visit these cafés?

My rule of thumb for visiting any Instagrammable place is early in morning (as soon as it opens) or weekdays and non-busy hours. Avoid peak hours like lunch, dinner and weekends.

How to choose which Cafés to visit?

Choose some of your favorites from the list depending on your preference. I always visit the cafe’s Instagram and website for photo inspiration. Decide for yourself if you want to visit all floral themed pink cafés or add in a mix of boho-chic decor and tropical vibes.

Tips to photograph the cafés for Instagram

Focus on the overall aesthetic of the places. If you love flat overlays, add accessories like sunglasses, phone or bag to enhance the aesthetic of the image.

Conclusion

Dubai is full of Instagrammable cafés to visit and are one-of-a-kind. If you have the time, choose 3-4 of your favorite places from the list and visit them when you are in Dubai because you won’t find them everywhere else! 

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Most Instagrammable Cafes in Dubai

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