Outdoor Restaurants with a View : Breakfast on Weekdays in Dubai

A friend sent me a message this morning asking if I knew of any nice cafes that is open for breakfast in the morning, where she could “sit in front of the sea”. You will be surprised to know that most beach-side restaurants down our end of the town only open from lunch onwards on weekdays, and only for breakfast on weekends. So if I want to have a cup of coffee at 8am by the beach, or as close as possible to the beach, my options are quite…. limited (or so I thought….)

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After some research, here’s a list – put together for myself, and for many of you out there who would like to go out for coffee on a weekday and chill, with or without the kids, and be able to see the sea, the sand, a lot of grass, or just a nice view.

Please note that most of these are in and around our neighbourhood in the Marina.

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Jones the Grocer, Palm West Beach

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  • Timing : 8am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : Open to all
  • In a nutshell : Right by Palm West Beach, this is one beautiful spot – so serene and peaceful. Come here if you literally want to sit by the sand overlooking the Marina in the background.
  • Call to book.

How is Jones the Grocer at the Palm West Beach like?


Eva Beach House, Palm West Beach

Website | Instagram

  • Timing :10am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : Open to all
  • In a nutshell : To be updated
  • Call to book

Bounty Beets, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

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  • Timing : 8am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : Open to all
  • In a nutshell : One of my favourite cafes to go with the kids as it’s so pink indoors, and so green and quiet outdoors. Complimentary valet at the resort is a plus. Did you know dogs are welcome at their garden too?
  • Call to book

Phileas Fogg’s, The Address Montgomerie Dubai

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  • Timing : 8am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : Open to all
  • In a nutshell : I have been going to Phileas a lot since my first visit back in May – for breakfast, lunch in between and after school pick-ups, for brunch. It’s lovely over the winter season at the terrace, as it overlooks the golf course and the skyscrapers beyond. Did you know they have a shaded playground here as well?
  • Call to book.

How is breakfast at Phileas Fogg’s?


Reform Social and Grill, The Lakes Dubai

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  • Timing : 8am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : Open to all
  • In a nutshell : They have an outdoor playground and a large lawn area for the little ones to run around in.
  • Call to book.

The Restaurant @ Bla Bla Dubai , The Beach

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  • Timing : 8am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : 21+ Only
  • In a nutshell : Another beautiful kid-free venue to have breakfast with your friends 😉 Did you know they serve mimosa at breakfast?

How was breakfast at Bla Bla?


DRIFT Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage

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  • Timing : 9am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : 21+ Only
  • In a nutshell : Have breakfast at Drift and spend the day at the pool. It’s a chic spot to escape from the little ones 😉 Did you know you get complimentary pool access if you have breakfast there on Wednesdays?

How was Chic Wednesdays at Drift Beach?


The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah

These are the cafes at the Pointe that are facing the water, open for breakfast on weekdays. More to be added…


Bluewaters Island

These are the cafes at Bluewaters which are facing the water, open for breakfast on weekdays :

  • Un Dimanche a ParisMy Review
  • Leen’s Casual to GourmetMy Review
  • Coffee Club Middle East
  • Schoko Fabrik – If you consider overlooking Ain Dubai a nice view… then this is definitely in the list 🙂

Did you know that Schoko Fabrik also has an indoor play area?


The Beach, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence

Other than Bla Bla which is adults-only, these are the cafes in The Beach facing the water, which are open to all :

Timing : 8am, 7 days a week


Hapi & The Barn, Khazzan Park

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  • Timing : 8am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : Open to all
  • In a nutshell : One of my favourite parks in Dubai for the littles, especially in the morning. Grab a coffee from The Barn, lay out a mat and chill under the trees. And if they want to, they can go play in the playground within eyesight. Guess what, parking is free 😉
  • No booking required, it’s a park.


Jumeirah Islands Pavilion

These are the cafes in Jumeirah Islands that are facing the lake, open for breakfast on weekdays.

  • Hamptons Cafe Website. Opens 8am, 7 days a week
  • Circle CafeWebsite
  • Brunch and CakeWebsite. Opens 8am, 7 days a week.

Isola, Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse

Website | Instagram

  • Timing : 8am, 7 days a week
  • Age Restrictions : Open to all
  • In a nutshell : Beautiful spot overlooking their pool, or otherwise if you sit outside on the terrace it overlooks the waterways.

How was breakfast at Isola?


Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House

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Timing : 8am, 7 days a week
Age Restrictions : Open to all, however personally recommend to go without the little people (if possible 😉 )
In a nutshell : Elegant English restaurant who does a pretty good English Breakfast. Pick a spot on their terrace overlooking the marina waterways.

More on breakfast at Rhodes w1 here.


All Resort All-Day Dinings, JBR – Dubai Marina – Bluewaters – The Palm

All the resorts along JBR, Bluewaters and the Palm have their all-day dining serving breakfast and most, if not all – if you choose to sit outside – overlooks large grass areas, the pool, or the beach 😉

You will have to pay for their buffet breakfast if you were to go there for breakfast though.

Please call beforehand as they don’t typically take reservations and will accept walk-ins depending on how busy they are with in-house guests.

Have a browse through here


Have a browse through here for all breakfast spots that we have been.

Notes :

  1. Non-sponsored listing.
  2. I will keep adding more venues as I find more, so please come back.
  3. If you know of any other spots, please let me know as well.
  4. Venues – Please get in touch if you would like your venue to be featured.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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