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Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi P.O.Box 59623, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 643 9699
08:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Tucked away amongst the hustle and bustle of the capital city Abu Dhabi, Cafe Arabia proved to br a gem in the rough. The evclectic decor cpuples with the Arabian ambiance and the sounds of Arabic melody just completed the experience. A must visit for those looking for culturally infused experiences.

Thank MG K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We have been to the cafe after a whole Day of sightseeing. The cafe is beautiful with arabic flaire and a good view. You can sum up the cafe arabia as followed: Great cafe, very delicious food and very nice staff! 100% further recommendation!

Thank Susanne S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

It is a good place for a quite breakfast, their food is nice and staff are friendly, yet they are slow, so expect to starve a little bit before food comes

Thank AlaaZaghmout
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This converted villa creates a homely ambiance which is matched by the delicious food. Surrounded by original artwork and sparkling coloured lanterns, this restaurant has a very unique setting. The menu includes a range of Arabic and Western dishes but we recommend especially, sharing as a table: hummus, falafal plate, halloumi, fateh and the chicken skewers. Look out for the... More 

Thank JoWild
Brixham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Popped in on a whim and glad I did. Eclectic interior, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is fresh and tasty with a great selection with lots of Arabic fare. A little pricey but well worth a visit.

1 Thank SenorBoother
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We came back because of their amazing Friday buffet only to learn that they no longer do it :( we stayed for breakfast anyway and the food was great! Big portions and adorable atmosphere.. unique experience and i definitely recommend it! Though we do wish the buffet would come back

Thank Naseem S
Perth, Australia
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750 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We went here with friends for a group dinner and enjoyed a very nice meal in a relaxing and eclectic environment (lots of artwork and different furniture). Can recommend the lamb kofta!

Thank TippOz
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I went to this cafe , had lovely mocktails , and food is really delicious , they also did a wonderful tea , thank you keep it up .

Thank Maddy990999
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I'm traveling with friends and stumbled upon this gem in Abu Dhabi. The atmosphere is cozy and feels like home. Their chai tea is delicious and the sahlab orchid flower drink is to die for. The Palestinian shoushak is huge and can be shared between 2 ppl. Must go for food!

Thank shortieshortie1
Helena, Alabama
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I love this restaurant. I feel that it offers dishes pretty close to typical Emirati food. The Emirati tea is delicious! The decor is very artsy. It has traditional restaurant tables as well has reading nooks. You take your pick as to which one you type you would like to dine in. The restaurant has art lining the stairway for... More 

2 Thank JessNAlabamaGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$76
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi P.O.Box 59623, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 643 9699
Cafe Arabia is a cultural venue, with three floors featuring Middle eastern culture, Art, English and Arabic library, open roof top terrace with seasonal events, grills, and The first floor Gallery. Food is freshly made to order ,family style meals, fusion and traditional hand me down recipes from family and friends. Our drinks are all made to order. We have perfect space for both business events and personal events . Cafe floors can be fully reserved for functions, we have a catering department ready to cater for all your events. Casual dinning

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