10 Best Coffee Shops in Abu Dhabi For a Caffeinated Kick!
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Abu Dubai Coffee shops

1. Blacksmith Coffee Company
2. Arabica Al Bateen
3. Joud
4. Cafe Arabia
5. Aptitude Cafe
6. Sanderson's
7. Rain Cafe
8. Art House Cafe
9. LOCAL
10. Tasha's

As the perfect place to socialize and feel welcomed, Coffee shops in Abu Dhabi are number one hangout places for tourists. Coming to this beautiful Emirate from around the world, many people find a glimpse of familiarity in the cups of these cafes and coffee places. Abu Dhabi has some stunning cafes and coffee shops that cannot be missed while visiting the popular tourist destination.

Enjoy a hot cup of your favorite beverage with a vibrant or elegant, boho or luxurious backdrop. All over the city, you will find some amazing interiors and even better menus serving delectable beverages. Blacksmith Coffee Company roast their own coffee beans and offer filter coffees like batch brew, AeroPress, Chemex etc. Joud is another one of these cafes that aim to provide the most beautiful setting for spending some relaxing time along with serving delicious drinks and food. Take a look at the best of the best in these popular spots to hang out with friends and family while on a trip to Abu Dhabi.

Here is the list of best coffee shops in Abu Dhabi:

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01

Blacksmith Coffee Company

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The Blacksmith Coffee Company welcomes it's guests with a very minimalistic design and style. The main attraction about this quaint place is the fact that all of its coffee is locally sourced and roasted by them. Promoting local markets, this beautiful coffee shop is nestled in the NYU Abu Dhabi and is owned by a group of students who came together to spread their shared love for coffee.

One of the most amazing coffee shops in Abu Dhabi, Blacksmith offers filter coffees like batch brew, AeroPress, Chemex etc. With vibrant shades and a welcoming interior Blacksmith is a popular spot for youngsters looking to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Location: NYU Abu Dhabi D2 Bldg - Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hwy - Al SaaDiyat - Saadiyat Marina District - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 7AM - 10PM

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02

Arabica Al Bateen

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The Arabica Al Bateen is a well lit cafe on the waterside with a very beautiful, calming and clean interior. The modern styles and designs of the interior give it an aesthetic ambiance and an expansion luxurious look. The place is more than often full of local patrons from the Emirate, proving it as one of the most popular and wonderful coffee shops in Abu Dhabi.

The cafe sources its beans from 30 countries around the world, including Brazil, Panama and others. The drinks menu comprises Espresso and extends to the matcha lattes. One can also indulge in a good drip coffee while visiting the cafe during their trip.

Location: Al Bateen - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 7AM - 12AM

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03

Joud

Joud is a very comfortable cafe, providing the homestyle vibe to its visitors. The interior of this place is a great combination of emerald green with a very delicious chocolate brown. It's leather couches, the lush green indoors, beautiful lamso, and timber accented furniture make it more welcoming for guests.

It's ambiance is a major reason for attraction. Often people spend their entire day while working remotely and enjoying the delectable drinks and food on the menu. It is also perfect for conducting an informal business meeting or just catching up with friends while in the Emirate.

Location: Albateen street - Near Mubarak Bin Mohammed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 8AM - 11PM

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04

Cafe Arabia

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As the name suggests Cafe Arabia is a theme coffee shop, taking its style and design from a classic Arabesque vibe. The lanterns, couches, elaborate wall arts, bookshelves inspired by the theme and a very scenic rooftop lounge.

The cafe serves delicious traditional dishes and sweets of the Middle East with their even more amazing Turkish coffee and cappuccinos. Located very close to the Umm Al Emarat Park, Cafe Arabia is at the centre of the city serving many delectable matcha, lattes, and teas from around the world.

Location: Villa No. 637, 15th Street, Airport Rd? Opposite Al Mushrif Children’s Park - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 8AM - 10PM

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05

Aptitude Cafe

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A very vibrant and chic cafe, Aptitude is one of the most wonderful eateries at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The unique experience of enjoying your food and beverage in the shades of the only other Louver outside Paris is unmatched.

One of the most beautiful coffee shops in Abu Dhabi, the place takes pride in its ethically sourced beans which then turn into some amazing cold brews and filter coffees. Apart from the traditional drinks, a variety of unique flavoured lattes attract tourists at this lovely place. It doesn't matter how many times you visit, you will always look forward to coming back and enjoying their unique view and flavours.

Location: Al Nahyan - E25 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 9AM - 12AM

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06

Sanderson's

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Sanderon's is a Mediterranean style cafe in the heart of Abu Dhabi. It's island style furniture and the green canopy at its overhead create a very beautiful setting and vibe that is loved by the visitors. Apart from the regular coffees and original taste of the beverage, Sanderon's is one of the few coffee shops in Abu Dhabi that serve different unique flavours for visitors to try.

Few of such flavours are Red Velvet, Chai Masala and matcha.

Location: Diamond Plaza Block E Shop R1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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07

Rain Cafe

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The Rain Cafe is a small box with much more to offer and a wonderful experience to be enjoyed. It may be compact in size but the cafe is actually one of the best in the area. It's bright and breezy ambiance is enjoyed by visitors along with the fact that it is homegrown.

The menu is a friendly face with popular beverages and reliable favourites like Spanish latte, cold brew, espressos and cappuccinos.

Location: Mohammed Bin Khalifa St - Zone 1 - E20-02 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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08

Art House Cafe

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Art House Cafe is nestled somewhere safe in the old parts of the city. And while many will think it's not interesting enough, the Arabesque exterior and electric interiors of this cafe attract a lot of crowd. Coffee enthusiasts love this place as they find a fine taste of their favourites with a majestic vibe.

Best known for its quirkiness and fine creativity, the place has both outdoor and indoor seating.

Location: Al Huwaylat street, Bateen Area, Opp Al Bateen - Villa No 15 - 4 Al Manhal Street - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 9AM - 10:30PM

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09

LOCAL

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LOCAL is a unique spot with an industrial touch to its inspiring and happening hub. The all in one place has its own barbershop, streetwear store and a cafe: all of these blended together in a unique setup. The cafe sources its beans from the Seven Fortunes roastery in Dubai and offers its visitors a wide range of beverages.

While there you can choose from classic Americano and latte or order a Spanish or Matcha latte.

Location: Al Zeina Complex, Block C - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 7AM - 10PM

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10

Tasha's Al Bateen

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Tashas is a coastal theme cafe with soothing and crisp interiors. The outdoor seating is lined with white furniture and beautiful umbrellas, giving it a coastal luxe vibe. The inside seating is lined with timber tables and cane chairs, adding to this rustic charm is the statement ceiling.

The coffee menu includes some amazing options for coffee lovers and the food menu is a great combination of delectable breakfast, entrees and more.

Location: Unit B02 Cafe - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timing: 8AM - 12AM

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  1. What are the best coffee shops in Abu Dhabi?

    1. BN Cafe: This modern and minimalistic design coffee house is perfect for enjoying a good cup of coffee. As one of the most amazing coffee shops in Abu Dhabi the coffee menu includes all the classics and even has some unique options for guests to try. Apart from the amazing cup of coffee, visitors can also indulge in delicious side dishes.

    2. Cafe 302: The cafe 302 is popular amongst locals and tourists for its laid back atmosphere. Apart from its soothing and aromatic atmosphere, the coffee shop serves some amazing beverages at a very great price. If and when looking for a good and affordable cup of coffee, this place should immediately be the first choice.

    3. Coffee Architecture:
    Nestled in the Reem island, this quaint  coffee shop is everything that a coffee lover will enjoy. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the coffee is worth its price. Enjoy an aromatic evening with a great cup of your favourite and a chocolate cake slice on the side.

    4. Shot speciality cafe: Shoot Speciality Cafe is a chain of amazing coffee shops at all of the prime locations in Abu Dhabi. Apart from the regulars, they serve a number of different and unique flavoured coffees too. So if looking for a rose latte, you definitely should visit one of their coffee shops in Abu Dhabi.

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    1. Boston Lane: Inspired by the coffee culture of Melbourne, the pink shades and speciality coffee of Boston Lane are worth posting on Instagram. Open till late evening this charming little space is nestled in the Courtyard Playhouse and makes for an amazing background.

    2. Tania's Teahouse:
    Located on the Jumeirah Beach Road, Tania's Teahouse is a picturesque treat to be enjoyed with your friends in Dubai. The pink walls are covered with plants and create a perfect seating for your Instagram pictures.

    3. Socialicious:
    A charming space hidden away safely in the Jumeirah Village Circle, Socialicious is serving delectable Asian food with a modern twist. Enjoy the unique flavours of some well known Asian dishes with your  friends.

    4. The Sum of Us:
    An Australian themed cafe, The Sum of Us is beautifully decorated, serves amazing food and everything available on the menu is homegrown. Enjoy the vibrant interiors and delectable food with your friends on a lunch meet.

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  3. How much money should I bring to Abu Dhabi?

    On an average tourists have spent AED 482 per day on their visit to Abu Dhabi. For a 7 day trip, tourists should bring approximately AED 5021 for a single traveler and AED 9014 for couples. Abu Dhabi is a beautiful place with some spectacular stays that are within the average budget of most travelers.

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