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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 good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 1 week ago

It was recommended by our guide and turned out amazing. The place and it's is great with really cool staff. We had light lunch. Was very good!

Thank thanatosthecool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in this part of Dubai you definitely should stop at the XVA Cafe. You should try the fresh mint lemonade and some meals with falafel and hummus. This place is amazing!

Thank Johannes R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful salad and couscous and tuna as well as Pomegranate and mint. The sweet potato fries with cheese shredded beet salad and hummus was fantastic. Service was excellent. They had a gym in this wonderful neighborhood.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Very good service and the place was nice. Authentic design. Staff are equally good and very good ambiance

Thank genevieve200
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Discovered this place by accident, but so releaved to find a place of peace and silence in this over-the-top city. Beautiful interior, good food. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank EviBas
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Deep in the backstreets of Dubai this gem of place provides opportunities for the keen photographer and a host of local delicacies for the thirsty and the hungry. They have an interesting gallery with all kinds of art depicting local scenes. Whilst we were there...More

Thank NeilSLondon
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The blurb bangs on about the mint lemonade. So I went and had one. And it was delicious. And so it should be for thirty dirhams which at the current exchange rate ( thanks brexiteers!) means I was charged £6 .50 for one soft drink....More

Thank Aboriginesdream
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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 15 November 2017 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
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
US$7 - US$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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