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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • 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

On a visit to the historic area on a hot day, this was a real oasis, lovely court yard, pleasant service and must try the minted lemonade.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a couple of hours’ walk, you will welcome this oasis in the middle of Dubai’s historic center. The XVA Cafe has very refreshing fresh drinks and very healthy meals. For breakfast they have homemade muffins and Arabic omelet. They have fattah hummus, eggplant mutabel,...More

Thank GranDia
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We went there for lunch, and had breakfast also there the next morning, and both meals were very enjoyable, and of good quality. The service was great, and were served by different staff at these different times, and there was a consistent friendliness and helpfulness...More

Thank Buksie
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel so had breakfast there both mornings .It is vegetarian so husband was worried but we had 2very enjoyable meals . Dinner was also very good , but no meat so if you have a real meat eater won't suit....More

Thank CarolD538
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to escape from the crowd, the malls and the heat, this is definitely the place to go! Super cool menu with a lots of choice (and vegetarian!), nice gallery with local artists. Located in small quiet streets 10mins away from the metro...More

Thank Théo D
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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 28 June 2017

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 29 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 20 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
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
USD 7 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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