Hope, is a good breakfast, a wise person once said. But here are five new places in the UAE you can go grab your first meal of the day in style. It will keep you hopeful, we promise.

1. Roux

Dubai’s newest restaurant opens in City Walk on December 1, right in time for UAE National Day. The brainchild of sibling entrepreneurs Shames and Mariam Al Hashemi, the restaurant is an extension of the pair’s Le 66 Champs Elysees concept store, which stocks fashion, home and quirky tech items.

Roux is positioned as a high-end casual restaurant with a focus on healthy, organic food served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chantel Naude, who’s worked in the UAE for more than 10 years, is the head chef.

Location City Walk Cost various Timings 8am to 10.30pm Contact 04 4429359

2. McGettigan's Madinat Jumeirah

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Wake up with McGettigan’s at Souk Madinat on the weekend. Their breakfast, is available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque views of the Burj Al Arab and Souk waterways. Try their delicious banana pancakes with salted caramel sauce and fresh strawberries, or if you’re more the savoury type, then the Eggs Benedict with spinach and hollandaise sauce served on an English muffin with hash browns is for you. You could also opt for the full Irish, made in the traditional way! The food and the views make this one of our favourites here in Dubai!

Location Madinat Jumeirah Cost various Timings Breakfast is served every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 12pm Contact 04 4470219

3. Farzi Cafe

Speaking of City Walk, Farzi Cafe, the funky bistro, has a breakfast menu with Indian and Arabic influences.

Inspired by breakfast specialities from the two cultures, the focus here will be on fresh vegetables, super foods and protein-rich seeds, with playful twists like the Power Nut Poha with fried quail’s egg. It’s beaten rice with quinoa, flax seeds, served with chicken sausage and a fried quail egg on the top. Yummy.

Location City Walk Cost various Timings Breakfast is served from 10am to midday Contact 04 3942556

4. Kosebasi

This popular South Antolian restaurant serves up amazing eggs menemen and delicious breads. The food is packed with flavours and it is the perfect place to gather the family. Breakfast at Kosebasi is bound to be a popular spot to enjoy during the days of the weekend. 

Location The Walk JBR Cost varies Timings 9am to 12am daily Phone 04 4393788

5 Social House

If variety is what you’re looking for, then Social House in The Dubai Mall is where you want to be. Its brand new breakfast menu covers everything from avocado tartine to shakshouka and the New York bagel. And what’s more, breakfast is served until 2pm. Late risers, are you listening?

Location Dubai Mall Cost various Timings Breakfast is served from 9am to 2pm Contact 04 3398640