Dubai’s Best Eggs

  • This incredibly popular joint ticks all the boxes for eggophiliacs, with a cracking, cheap and delicious menu that’s eggsactly what you need. A bright cheerful place to start your day, every location is tiny, rammed and brimming over with egg-related wit. You couldn’t visit Raju Omlet without tucking into an omelette, of course, but why not try a special, like the Irani Wrestler – a jumbo omelette slowly cooked with chunks of potatoes, onions, tomatoes, Indian spices and lots of coriander. recommends: Power omelette, Mexican omelette, akuri.

    Good to know: Raju Omelet serves over 40 egg dishes.

  • You’ll want to visit this French bistro to try out its weekend brunch menu, but also to lap up what feels like an authentic French vibe, from the décor to the music to the service. It might be in a corner of JLT, but step inside and you’ll be ordering up ouefs a la mode and a café au lait like you’re a native of Nice. Fridays and Saturdays offer up an egg-heavy brunch deal that’s more about the food that a lot of weekend deals. recommends: Eggs Benedict, omelette sud ouest, Couqley omelette.

    Good to know: Couqley is named after its partner and corporate chef, Alexis Couquelet.

  • This healthy, relaxed spot at one of Dubai’s landmark hotels might be casual, but it’s a place to go to see and be seen. The latest restaurant from Chef Izu Ani offers hearty, healthy dishes, served by a team including staff from Zuma and La Serre, you’re sure to get a good meal. Renowned for its shakshuka and Eggs Benedict, while revelling in the calming interior, flooded with natural light, and a colour scheme of herb green, wood and neutral tones. recommends: Shakshouka and Izu's Benedict.

    Good to know: Fika is a Swedish term which translates to “having a break”, but it is more a state of mind.

  • This addition to City Centre Mirdif is the sister restaurant to Society Café & Lounge in Jumeirah.  With stunning décor inspired by sunsets, the venue uses hues like cream, beige, bronze and terracotta, transporting you to Roman times. The classy menu draws on Mediterranean and Turkish influences, so grab your toga and hit up breakfast for scrambled eggs with avocado and chilli; a classic eggs Benedict with a Toplum twist of challah and pecorino, or intriguing green harissa baked eggs. recommends: Turkish eggs, breakfast sando.

    Good to know: Toplum is the Turkish word for “society”. It's also owned by a Sheikha.

  • If you’re unsure if your breakfast joint serves egg or not, go by the name! Happy Egg ticks all the boxes for a fun, friendly place with plenty of egg options which will leave you hatching plans to return. This tiny, quirky café is close enough to the beach for a leisurely brunch, and brings global dishes to its eclectic, extensive all-day breakfast menu, including egg dishes from Turkey, Iraq, India and the Emirates. recommends: Shakshouka green, Shamasi menemen, Basma’s breakfast.

    Good to know: Happy Egg serves 14 breakfast dishes all day long – until midnight.

  • Grab your fix of classic British eggs at this upmarket casual dining joint overlooking Dubai Marina, the morning after the night before. A relaxed, social vibe gives The Scene a distinctly European air. Head there in winter to enjoy the fully retracted windows and fresh breeze wafting up from the water. Expect British classics with a retro twist. recommends: Eggs on toast with a cuppa, early bird wrap, sausage and egg butty.

    Good to know: Chef Simon Rimmer is a British TV star and began his culinary career when he bought Greens, a renowned vegetarian restaurant in Manchester, UK.

  • A Jumeirah beachside favorite with locals, Society Café occupies a converted villa, which has been beautifully extended, renovated and upgraded to include contemporary styling, a conservatory and a relaxing upstairs area for private events and parties. This is a place where Emiratis go for a memorable breakfast, which includes everything from traditional local dishes with a twist to contemporary creations. recommends: Turkish eggs, Morning Bowl, baked eggs, khachapuri.

    Good to know: Society Café has a space upstairs perfect for a yoga class or a birthday party.

  • This bustling casual dining venue is famous for its huge portions and a line of  patient fans coming in through the door. Get there early over the weekend to take advantage of the busy, yet relaxed, atmosphere and tuck into one of 12 belly-busting breakfast options that include eggs, from classic scrambled, poached or fried to more creative “mariachi” Mexican-style scrambled eggs with a spicy kick or the tourlou tourlou - a glorious mash-up of eggs, potatoes, feta cheese, tomatoes and za’atar. recommends: Breakfast royale, hummous toastie, breakfast pretzel bun.

    Good to know: Tashas offers more than 20 different coffees, to get your morning going.

  • Say “allo” to this bright and cheery Lebanese fast food diner, where you can grab fried or scrambled eggs just the way you like them - with a side of steaming fresh baked Lebanese bread. Of course, no visit to a joint like this would be complete without dipping that fresh bread into the perfect bowl of shakshuka. If that isn't your jam, opt for the classic street food of “eggs and meat”. recommends: Eggs and meat brown dough manakish, shakshuka, za’aatar and picon kaak.

    Good to know: A great place for a bite on a budget, Allo Beirut’s manakish starts at just 8 dirhams.

  • This Instagram hot spot features pastel tones and pastries to die for. Head to Vibe for eggs, and you’ll be delighted with an array of dishes that satisfy your yolk yearnings, even if you might find yourself battling with the somewhat cryptic, pun-filled menu – like Thanks for pudding up with me and I’m Benedict’ed to you. recommends: Egg Boy wrap, Breakfast of Champions, Shakin’ that Shuka.

    Good to know: Owner and founder, Noora Salem, counts Drake among her friends.
    He's allegedly an enthusiastic supporter of Vibe.

  • Whisk yourself away to la vie en rose at this Parisian bistro tucked away in Al Quoz. The Courtyard offers a maze of specialty stores and dining options, and Cassette brings finesse to your breakfast eggs. Expect an uber trendy environment with splashes of Insta-friendly color as you tuck into your classic Eggs Benedict or Florentine with one hand, snapping sure-to-go-viral pictures with the other. recommends: Super green omelette and the sweet potato hash.

    Good to know: Cassette’s hook is its vinyl collection – which guests can play. Wannabe DJs welcome.

  • A heady mix of artisanal café, concept store and pop art venue, Kulture House is the newest hipster hangout, just opposite La Mer, so perfect for a post-swim weekend brunch. With an emphasis on trendy, healthy breakfasts, after you’ve swallowed up some culture, chow down on the Eggs Benny or Turkish eggs as you watch the world go by. recommends: Shak Shu Ka, souffle omelette, avo toast.

    Good to know: Grab a late breakfast in true Dubai style - this place opens at 1pm – but stays open until 2am.

  • A popular import from Canada, Eggspectation will fulfil all your egg-based desires, with a menu that caters to everything from a simple sandwich to a full steak dinner, and so many eggs: there’s 11 types of eggs Benedict and seven types of omelette, alongside other egg-based breakfast classics. The crepe is much more than the sum of its parts, for example, offering scrambled Omega-3 enriched eggs with sautéed spinach, Canadian Angus beef bacon and three kinds of cheese, topped with hollandaise sauce. recommends: Eggspectation omelette, “Old Bay’’ Benny crab cake, Yolk around the Clock

    Good to know: People have been eating at global Eggspectation restaurants since 1993.


  • A taste of New York in Dubai, Sarabeth’s is the place to go if you’re craving a classic American brekkie spread over local favorites like balaleet and egg paratha. This joint is urban, not as cosy as you might think, but the menu is all about comfort food. Hearty dishes from the choice of nine egg-based breakfast dishes include a green and white stuffed popover and a red frittata. recommends: Goldie Lox, spiced omelette, and the stuffed popover.

    Good to know: Sarabeth’s produces its own range of jams and marmalades, in a 15,000 square metre factory in New York, which you can buy in Dubai.

  • The Hamptons Café has become the place to go if you’re a fan of Dubai’s more upmarket suburbs, with clientele and a price list to match. You’ll find these light, airy, US-influenced venues on Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Seqeim; Emirates Hills and Arabian Ranches. Casual sophistication is the style these restaurants exude, but the food is satisfying, hearty and doesn’t disappoint. Choose from more than a dozen egg dishes, many served all day. recommends: Greek eggs, Montauk eggs, and the fiery eggs and beef chorizo.

    Good to know: One of the Hamptons Café’s signature dishes, the Long Island big breakfast, is designed to be shared by four people, and includes three kinds of eggs, three kinds of bread and strawberry fondant pancakes for dessert for 378 dirhams.