One of the coolest things as a resident of the Marina is the massive number of options to choose from! Within a 1-mile radius, we have over a 100 cafés serving a much needed cappuccino… Yes, ONE HUNDRED…and most of it can be accessed by foot!
Hope you enjoy this list…there are so many to choose from and these are just the ones I visit because they are round the corner from me. Let me know what cafés you enjoy around this area. I’d love to meet you all one day over a coffee in our lovely neighbourhood!
Here are my top 5…
I am literally 150 steps away from this one. We’ve been neighbours since 2009 and it’s been my go-to place after a school drop-off caffeine fix. Perfect getaway for some peace and quiet, be it in my PJs, workout gear, or barefoot after a crazy mums night out!
Don’t forget to ask for your free Babycino every time you order your own cuppa. Kids get free froth milk complete with a chocolate smiley face! And of course, free WIFI – makes it a blogging Dubai Marina Mums dream!
Rimal, JBR, front right corner of Marina Tower. 7am – 12:45am. +9714 423 3751
Leopolds of London, The Beach
Nothing beats the view and the choice of coffee and tea on their menu, plus their giant copper coffee machine is a work of art!
The staff knows their coffee choices well and the ambience both inside and outside is amazing! Best time to visit is during the outdoor season (Oct-Apr) for the best views of JBR beach.
The Beach, near the kids Splash park.
Le Pain Quotidien, Dubai Marina
While I’m not a big fan of the cups they serve (the wide open bowls without a handle) but their organic coffee is a great selling point along with the staff at the Marina Mall Branch.
Convenient pit stop after a Waitrose grocery run, and their staff has been there since they opened, so they know most of their regulars well – their barista, David, knows my regular order whenever I walk in. Free WIFI, kids menu and organic coffee blends, along with the amazing vibe inside, makes it a must go.
Dubai Marina Mall, near Waitress, 7.30am to 11pm. +9714 419 0595
Bistro des Arts, Dubai Marina
Bistro des Arts is a quintessential 1970 Parisian bistro overlooking the waters of Dubai Marina, serving a repertoire of classic “Terroir” French home-style food with a rustic French décor and a garden vibe terrace.
Finally… an independent café, and not a large international chain! This place is located right next to the Marina Mall, a little walk from the Marina promenade. They have replicated a quaint French bistro with an amazing coffee and wine list (Yes, wine!). It’s a regular favourite if you are out for a stroll and would like freshly roasted coffee after a nightcap!
Marina Promenade (you can park near in Marina Mall)
The Brass, The Beach
This new cafe is for the hipster in us, minimalistic, high quality blends from Ethiopia to East Indonesia. The carefully selected menu allows you to experiment with your coffee choice further. It’s not just a cup of coffee here, it’s a learning experience. This one is a smaller pop-up version of their larger cafe in City Walk – but love how they have presented themselves right in the middle of The Beach amphitheatre – and used up their space and expertise well.
The Beach (central Promenade)
Hope you enjoy this list…let me know your go-tos for a java – morning or evening.