Can't wait until lunch or missed breakfast? Brunch to the rescue. From classic eggs benedict to pastries and home-made sweet treats to quinoa and all things leafy, there's something out there for your morning feast. We take a look at some of the best brunch spots in Dubai.
1. Urban Bistro
You can do brunch any morning you like at Urban Bistro. And we love tucking in to the signature Breakfast Sriracha Burrito – made up of with spiced scrambled eggs, bell peppers, cheddar cheese, green onions and veal sausage served in a spinach tortilla. If you're feeling more traditional, the Eggs Benedict or Avocado Toast are solid options too.
But if you're somewhere in the middle, go for the Matcha Pancakes. The time-honoured breakfast-brunch favourite pancakes are jazzed up with matcha. This green tea wonder is making the rounds in all sorts of dishes on the trendy foodie scene – from ice creams to cakes – and it's stopping off in the pancakes here. You'll get them served up with banoffee mascarpone, almond crumble and a handful of berries. It almost looks too good to eat – almost…
Where: Urban Bistro, Media City
Burrito wraps, fruit shakes and super green juice – these are a few of our favourite things on offer over at Kcal. The menu is a health-buff's dream, with dishes such as the Power Chicken Bowl – where lean marinated chicken, fresh red capsicum, zucchini, asparagus, spring onions and shredded coconut are topped with balsamic vinegar. And it's got all your nutritional information listed next to it, if you're watching your intakes.
We're fans of the Baja Bowl, where quinoa, spinach, spring onions, mint and broccoli are met with chicken breast or a spicy lentil patty. If that's all a bit too leafy for you, a shake or juice is perfect for a morning pick me up. The blue banana shake – a delicious blend of blueberries, bananas, vanilla whey protein, fresh apple juice and crushed ice – gets our thumbs up every time.
Where: Kcal, 5 locations
Brought to you by Eggspectation Group – who have been knocking around since 1993 – the clue is in the name with this one. Rustling up all sorts of eggy delights, this place is a no brainer when it comes to brunch. Their wide range of omelettes always cure our mid-morning cravings. From one filled with lobster, another packing in all things Greek, and one piled up with bacon and scrambled eggs, these are sure to keep you going.
But it doesn't just stop at eggs with this one here. If you're after variety, there's savoury crepes, waffles drizzled with sweet Canadian maple syrup or Belgian waffles topped with bananas and chocolate sauce too. We can't not mention their signature warm brioche French toast either – get yours topped with strawberries, walnuts and bananas that have been sautéed in an orange sauce, and drizzled with maple syrup.
Where: Eggspectation, J.B.R.
Feeling peckish for brunch? Order yours today from Deliveroo.