Dubai’s vibrant food scene needs no introduction. While the city boasts some of the most plush restaurants and cafes, there’s also a bunch of eateries that transport you to peaceful serenity. Well, we all like a bit of green and calm, and Dubai has plenty of garden cafes you can head to, for your dose of lush green. So pick up a book, call you gang and spend a relaxed day at one of these pretty garden cafes in Dubai. Don’t forget to spam your gram!
1. The Farm
Fancy a meal and some quality time with family in a relaxed and tranquil setting? The Farm, Al Barari is the perfect place to head. The Farm is all things green, natural and scenic. With hidden bridges and scenic forests, the whole setting looks straight out of a fairy tale. Be sure to capture some Instagram-worthy pictures as you stroll around their expansive property. The restaurant provides indoor and outdoor dining options, with a menu which spoils you for choice. From Thai to Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian, this place is a culinary haven in Dubai.
Their menu is split into three divisions- Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon or Tea time and Dinner. The breakfast is from 7:30 to 11:30, so make sure you head out soon. The options are plenty. The health freaks can dig into açaí bowls, homemade muesli or organic oats without having to cheat on their diet. If you wish to have an elaborate breakfast go for their Chef’s Special.
Lunch begins at 12 pm and is pretty elaborate. From salads to starters (hot and cold), sandwiches, pizzas, and desserts you definitely will need a snooze time following the heavy meal. You could also savor their tea time knick-knacks like waffles, sandwiches and fresh juices between 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Dinner is served between 6:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Plus, they have a kids play area, which is child-proof and completely safe. So, take all your time and enjoy your meal!
2. Tania’s Tea House
This cafe is a Pinterest-themed romantic movie come to life (quite literally). It’s pink, it’s floral and 100% Instaworthy. Tania’s Tea House is uber cute and great if you want to kick back and enjoy a day out with your girl gang. The dishes out here compliment the overall theme of the cafe quite well – rich in sugar, spice and everything nice. You would some great chia seed puddings, some avocado toast and a carefully crafted coffee that would make a great flatlay for your ‘gram! And, when you’re here you must try the GOT MILK? CAKE – the very popular tres leches cake milk cake with roses.
Address: Villa 779A, Beside EPPCO Petrol Station, Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Contact: 04 3240021
The next time you’re passing by Jumeirah 1 on Jumeirah Beach Road, look for signs that lead to the ‘Seva Experience’. Dubai’s first plant-based café ‘Life‘n One’ has now reopened as Seva Experience and this one doesn’t disappoint either. Boasting a tiny kitchen and a big garden, this is the perfect spot to hang around for hours amidst lush greenery, write that book, daydream, brainstorm ideas, or get lost in a novel.
The Cafe interior is earthy and rustic, the mantras playing in the background are soothing, and there’s also a book library flooded with timeless art and knowledge to keep you company. The barista and desserts counter offers both what nourish your taste buds and please your eyes. Whether you are to spend time with your beloved self, with dear another or with friends and family, the indoor vibes are a beautiful extension of the garden.
The garden is the beating heart of the space. Take off your shoes and ground yourself as the tall trees wrap you with their aura, tucked in timeless serenity away from the bustle of the city. And, the best part is this is a wifi-free zone, so keep those phones away.
Location: Seva, Jumeirah Beach Road, 27B Street, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
Timings: Daily 8.30am to 8.30pm
Contact: (056) 534 2899
4. Roseleaf Cafe
Quietly docked inside Dubai Garden Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road, this pretty little cafe lets you dine right inside a green house. The cafe serves delicious homemade tarts, cakes, pies, Mac & cheese, lasagne and more. Grab a quiet corner and dig into some deliciousness, while admiring the garden centre greenery.
Location: Roseleaf Cafe, Dubai Garden Centre, Exit 42, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: (050) 658 87 66
5. Bounty Beets
Nestled in Al Sufouh, Bounty Beets is not only known for its vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes, but is also a popular go-to cafe after a good workout. The cafe serves a whole lot of nutritious dishes, healthy bowls and more. Try their avocado toast with smashed avocado, topped with garlic mushrooms and asparagus. It’s served on gluten-free toast, which makes it a perfectly healthy meal.
Time: 8 AM to 10 PM
Location: Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh