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Slab: Breakfast by the Beach

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The healthy indulgence spot serves hearty and healthy breakfast options that bring you flavours of an endless summer (aka life in Dubai). The menu is inspired by simple ingredients and seasonal produce, including a roasted pumpkin in a pumpkin, Parmesan Spanish omelette and freshly baked ciabatta for ricotta and tomato bruschetta. The eatery also offers a selection of organic speciality coffee, flavoured cocoa, and freshly pressed organic orange, pineapple, and pomegranate juices. Spend your mornings watching the sun over the UAE seas.

Location: North Side, La Mer.
Timings: Breakfast is served daily from 10am-12.30pm.

Sophie’s Cafe: Something for everyone

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Breakfast is the meal that Sophie’s Cafe is renowned for, so if you’re after bakery, bowls, sweet treats, eggs or the ever-present avocado, Sophie’s is your new jam. The best part is that you’ll find something for every diet. Vegan, gluten free, or dairy free, it’s all there on the new breakfast menu. Highlights include the chia seed pudding, the acai bowl and banana-oat power pancakes, organic rolled oats with banana, egg, honey and cinnamon and, of course, avocado toast served with smoked salmon, sauteed mushroom and cucumber. Wash your breakfast down with one of their goodness-packed smoothies.

Location: Ground Floor, Metro Central Hotel, Barsha Heights.
Timings: Open daily from 7am-9pm.

21 Grams: Vibrant Balkan mornings

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Located on Jumeirah Beach Road and super close to the beach, 21 Grams is a urban Balkan bistro with the warmth and comfort of a family home and the smell of freshly baked pastries. A vibrant bistro space with floor to ceiling windows, 21 Grams has a gorgeous space with balcony views overlooking Umm Suqeim Park. The extensive menu, carefully executed by a Balkan head chef, includes a fresh and authentic selection including a gypsy toast with kaymak (fresh cheese) and ajvar (red bell pepper relish), grilled cevapi (sausage) with onions and red pepper, meat and cheese burek (pastry) and traditional Balkan pies — as well as chocolate hazelnut baklava and other tempting sweets. In short, 21 Grams brings honest, wholesome soul food with authentic accents from the mountains, valleys and coasts of the Balkan region.

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Park Regis Boutique Jumeirah.
Timings: Open daily from 7am-11.30pm.

Market24: The hotel-life breakfast

The cosy corner cafe within the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights hotel has rolled out a brand new breakfast menu full of tempting items. There are wild berries waffles or pancakes served with a side of Nutella, fresh butter and maple syrup; or a more traditional favourite, the classic American breakfast made of pancakes, eggs to taste, beef bacon and turkey. If you want a healthier alternative try the multigrain toast with avocado, poached eggs and cherry tomatoes. All orders are served with your choice of coffee or tea, fresh juice or fruit platter.

Location: Market24, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Healthcare City.
Timings: Breakfast is served daily from 7am-11am.