What better than International Coffee Day to load up on caffeine… as if we need an excuse! Team Yalla have been trawling the streets of Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain for some of the best coffee shops around. So join us for a strong cup of the black stuff at our pick of the coffee shops.
This makes for a striking spot for a daytime rendezvous, where shimmering water features, sweet delicacies and coffee awaits. This is Conrad Abu Dhabi at Etihad Towers so you will need to dress for the occasion but why wouldn’t you? They also have a delectable international menu that tantalizes and teases, and we’re sure you won’t be able to resist its charms.
Lobby Lounge at Conrad Abu Dhabi at Etihad Towers, Podium Level 3, daily 9am -10pm. To book, visit reservations
It’s all about the gold at one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic hotels. You even get to drink the precious metal at the Palace in the form of this frothy Palace Cappuccino topped with – you guessed it… 23-carat gold! It’s the ideal setting for those with discerning tastes.
Le Café, Emirates Palace. Daily 8am to 11pm. For bookings call 02 690 7999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Not only can you sip on your caffeine fix in fabulous indoor surroundings, but International Coffee Day also coincides with the opening of their outdoor space at this rather delectable coffee spot. So if coffee and fresh air, with pool-side views, is your thing, you know where to go!
Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi EDITION, daily 7am – 11pm. To book, call 0 2 208 0000. For more information, visit www.albaterrace.com
Along with the hotel in which it’s located, this is a hidden gem smack, bang in the middle of Abu Dhabi city. The bustling café located at Courtyard By Marriot World Trade Centre is filled with business people and city dwellers, not to mention hotel guests. The long list of coffee choices on offer is in partnership with those coffee experts, Coffee Planet, so you know it’s going to be good.
Fifth Street Café, Courtyard By Marriot World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi. Open daily until midnight. To book call 052 914 1207
If it’s luxury you seek then you’ll probably want to take your coffee here, where a blend of Asian and Arabic hospitality in chic surroundings awaits. The ambience is tranquil and the views stupendous, making it the perfect rendezvous to meet friends or clients for coffee.
Lobby lounge, Shangri-La Qaryat al Beri. Daily 7am-12am. To book call 02 509 8555 or email email@example.com
If espresso is your preferred hit then head over to the Park Rotana to partake in the pungent tones of an award-winning espresso at ParKafe. You’ll even get to enjoy your favourite brew alfresco since the terrace is now open too, where you’ll get to take your pick a vast selection of classic and exotic coffee.
ParKafe, Park Rotana. Open daily till midnight. To book call 02-657 3333 or visit Park Rotana
It might well be called Chai Lobby Lounge but it’s not just about tea. Head here and you’ll also get your fix of caffeine along with delicious pastries, light meals and snacks at this modern tea lounge, which offers the perfect place to meet with friends or business partners.
Chai Lobby Lounge, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. To book and for more information call 02 307 5550
Looking for coffee and a bargain, then head on over to Abu Dhabi Mall where The Coffee Club is offering 50 percent off on International Coffee Day, which is today Thursday, 1 October. So their signature macchiato, flat white and Americanos are all up for grabs at an incredible discounted price.
The Coffee Club, Level 1, Abu Dhabi Mall. Daily till midnight. For more information call 02 644 9140.
Looking to support homegrown coffee shops? Then head to Abu Dhabi’s Delma Street where the friendly staff at Dose are waiting to hook you up to your coffee fix. There’s lots on offer including coffee classics and even a cornflake latte for breakfast!
Dose, Delma Street (Between Airport Road and Muroor Rd). For more information call 02 441 9888
This café simply exudes so much style, which is probably why it’s popular with Emirati nationals, but all coffee lovers are welcome. It’s got a gorgeous outdoor seating area, which will reopen next month we’ve been told. But don’t let that stop you visiting where you can sip on coffees such V50, Chemex, Aeropress and Syphon.
Rain, Mohamed Bin Khalifa Street, near to Abu Dhabi Media. Sunday -Thursday 7am-11pm; Friday-Saturday. Call 058 161 4461.
Commuters travelling from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi might want to drop in and say hello to the coffee experts at Halfway Café in the Al Khaznah district of Al Ain, These guys start serving up some of the best caffeine shots around from 5.30am in the morning. And while you’re there, you may as well take a bite of the variety of dishes from the brimming menu.
Halfway Café, Al Khaznah, Al Ain. Sunday to Thursday 5.30am to midnight. Friday 3pm to midnight, Saturday 9am to midnight. Call 056 962 6535