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XVA Cafe

XVA Art Hotel, Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai | Nearby Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 5383
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
XVA Art Hotel, Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai | Nearby Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this café whilst working our way around the Bastakia Quarter in Dubai. The café is set in a covered courtyard in the XVA Art Hotel and is a cool and tranquil setting. We both had the famous mint lemonade which was very refreshing....More

Thank William J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just wow! The food, the service and the place itself. I love how they made an internal courtyard with grown trees on it. The place was beautifully decorated with arts, plants and felt like you've been transported to Arabic old times. There's...More

1  Thank catbearkiss
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I stayed at the XVA Hotel so I was lucky enough to be able to eat here a few times. After trying my first meal here at check in, I made a conscious decision to try to eat all of my meals here as the...More

Thank Membles
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Great food and interesting location in Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Nice place to stop buy while visiting local craftsmen.

Thank roberthR8702FA
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Hidden away within the Bastakiya quarter in Dubai, this place is far from commercial. A quiet gem of a place to take your partner for special one on one time.

Thank Heba Mohammed A
Reviewed 17 April 2017

For those of you whom want to escape the tours taking tourists to enormous hotel structures, and his might just be the hidden spot you were always looking for. We didn t check the prices of the rooms, the cafeteria offerings a bit on the...More

Thank IvannaMirella
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had a really enjoyable meal here. The food isn't anything overly fancy, but the courtyard setting is peaceful and the service is good. It's in a great location in the old town. Very easy place to stop for lunch or afternoon tea after a...More

Thank brianas590
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing place and delicious dishes Around the cafe/restaurant there are lots of beautiful sightseeing 👌🏻

Thank Georgina K
Reviewed 26 March 2017

After gold souk, spice souk in Deira part of old Dubai, ride across Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat to Bur Dubai section. Breeze through textile souks, learn Dubai history in Dubai museum,visit Majlis art gallery as you enter restored Bastakiya village, then wander...More

Thank decibelle25
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely food in a beautiful courtyard setting. Reasonably priced for the area. Vegetarian but plenty of great hearty options. Highly recommend.

Thank Aesp1
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: XVA Art Hotel, Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai | Nearby Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighbourhood: The Creek
  • Phone Number: +971 4 353 5383
  • E-mail
In the short time since XVA Cafe has been open it has already been hailed as ‘Dubai’s best kept secret’. Many return to XVA Cafe for the food along – among the restaurant’s biggest fans Gordan Ramsay, who names XVA as his favourite café in Dubai. The café serves freshly-prepared vegetarian food including delicious salads, soups and sandwiches. For those with a sweet tooth there is an array of cooling ice creams, plus the legendary refreshing mint lemonade. This Cafe has been highly commended by Time Out Dubai for several years.
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