Breakfast of Champions

Get a healthy start at one of these Dubai breakfast hotspots

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so choosing where to eat it is the most significant decision of the morning. The good news is, calorie counters, carb loaders and coffee junkies are all catered to in this diverse city, where new breakfast spots pop up every week.

Comptoir 102

Owners Emmanuelle Sawko and Alexandra de Montaudouin source all the ingredients used at Comptoir 102 {102 Jumeirah Beach Road; 971.4.385.4555} from local farms, serving a menu of nutritious sugar and dairy-free dishes. Healthy juices and smoothies made using homemade almond milk have made this a popular spot among conscientious eaters.

Comptoir 102 - Breakfast

Tom & Serg

This Al Quoz favorite was an instant hit when it opened in 2013 and remains one of the busiest spots in town. Tom & Serg {15A Street, Al-Joud Center, Al Quoz; 971.56.474.6812} occupies a spacious industrial space, with comforting favorites such as Warm Banana Bread or Salted Caramel French Toast, and creative concoctions like Wild Goji Berry Bircher Muesli. They also brew a mean cup of coffee.

Tom & Serg - Breakfast

Maison Mathis

Beautifully presented breakfasts are served from 7am at Maison Mathis {Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road; 971.4.450.1313}, an elegant and airy restaurant from the team behind Café Belge and Belgian Beer Café. The menu features classic European fare: Belgian waffles, loaded croissants, and classic European breakfasts of cold cuts, eggs, and cheeses.

Maison Mathis - Breakfast

Jones the Grocer

Creative kitchen, contemporary café, and neighborhood grocery store combine at Jones the Grocer {Indigo Central 8, Sheikh Zayed Road; 971.4.346.6886}, which serves unique twists on old classics: think Smoked Chicken and Persian Feta Omelette with spiced tomato chutney. Artisan suppliers provide all-natural ingredients and a range of single origin coffees.

Jones The Grocer Dubai - Breakfast

The Sum of Us

The aroma of freshly baked bread and home-brewed coffee greets diners at The Sum of Us {Ground Floor, Burj al Salam, Sheikh Zayed Road; 971.56.445.7526} the second venue from Tom & Serg founders Tom Arnel and Sergio Lopez. The sourdough bakery serves breakfast all day long, so it’s never too late to grab the signature Eggs Benedict, which comes with a dash of confit pepper jam and black garlic purée with chili.

The Sum of Us - Breakfast

Bystro Dubai

The menu at Bystro {Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road; 971.4.336.8056} covers all tastes, with staples like French Toast and Smashed Avocado alongside more adventurous options like the Garden Breakfast Bowl: a medley of fruit, veg, falafel bites and poached eggs. There’s a wide selection of coffee and loose-leaf tea, as well as homemade healthy waters, smoothies, and juice blends.

Bystro Dubai - Breakfast