As things are slowly looming back to the ‘new normal’ in the UAE, there is no better time than now to venture out of your home and explore various work-friendly coffee shops.

Whether you’re a student trying to get through an online class without falling asleep or a freelancer trying to meet deadlines, these work-friendly coffee shops can offer the perfect environment for you to get some work done. Scroll for the list we wish we had!

Friends Avenue Cafe

If you’re all about the aesthetics, this cafe is made for you! From the floral wallpapers to the light-lamps, every corner is a sight you cannot miss.

The JLT branch has both indoor and outdoor seatings, overlooking the lake. So you can take your pick and bask in the sun if you choose to!

Their breakfast dishes are also all the hype. We would highly suggest giving their Acai bowls a try if you like instagramming your food orders away before you dig in.

Location: 3 branches across Dubai – JLT, Business Bay and Motor City
Timings: 8am-11pm (may vary)
Cost for two: Dhs140
Find out more at https://www.friendsavenue.ae/

1762 Stripped

A specialty coffee house, 1762 is best known for its freshly-roasted coffee menu. Their freshly squeezed juices are always in demand too. Oh! and how can we forget, the cafe is pet-friendly!

Location: ONE JLT Building
Timings: 7am-10pm (may vary)
Cost for two: Dhs130-150
Find out more at https://1762.ae/ or call 800 1762

To the Moon and Back Coffee

The quirky space-inspired theme at To The Moon and Back Coffee is sure to bring out the artsy in you.

Rest assure, you will not feel left out if you walk into this coffee shop with a laptop. TTMB is quite packed with all the freelancers, so you’ll fit right in!

With a candid breakfast menu, this place also qualifies for an excellent brekkie spot if you ask us.

Location: Al Athar Street, Jumeirah
Timings: 7am- 11pm
Delivery: 04 388 8414

Starbucks, Jumeirah

We’ve been missing the morning brew from Starbucks at work ever since the pandemic. This Starbucks branch located in Jumeirah 3 with fast WiFi provides the ultimate environment to get your work done. They have options of both, indoor and outdoor spots to choose from.

Location: Al Sinyar Street, Jumeirah 3
Timings: 7am-12am (may vary)
Find out more on https://www.starbucks.com/ or call 800 74292

Nathalie’s

If you’re one for healthy eating, head to Nathalie’s for a smoothie and solid work sesh. The cafe is actually a hidden gem in one of Sports City’s fitness centers, so you may have not heard of it before.

Their menu provides a variety of healthy meals and drinks to choose from, so you’ll surely find something to your liking at Nathalie’s.

Location: Fit Republik, Sports City
Timings: 7am-10pm
Find out more on http://www.nathalies.ae/ or call 04 556 1888

Roseleaf Cafe

Themed around a conservatory, this coffee shop is all the interior goals you’ll ever need. We’re talking hanging plants, subtle lights and more.

In addition to their undeniably pleasing environment, their menu has a vast variety of freshly baked goods to choose from.

Location: 2 branches across Dubai- Al Quoz, Dubai Garden Center and Arabian Ranches, Fit Lab Gym
Timings: 9am-7pm
Cost for two: Dhs130 (approx)
Find out more on https://www.roseleafcafe.com/ or call 04 3991662/ 04 355 5241

Tania’s Teahouse

Tania’s Teahouse is the ideal spot for freelancers and aspiring entrepreneurs to get their creative juices flowing. And because this cafe is established by a young female entrepreneur, Tania Lodi, we want to talk about it even more.

Fans of the color pink will have a blast in Tania’s Teahouse, as they immerse themselves within the rose gold interiors and take all the pictures.

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Pavneet Kaur

Pavneet is a freelance journalist from Delhi, India, currently remotely working in the UAE. She is passionate about politics and contemporary issues in society. She also takes interest in writing feature stories across various genres such as culture, beauty, lifestyle, fashion and reviews.

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