Get your art fix while sipping on an iced latte at these quirky cafes that blend creativity and coffee.
Whether you’re an art lover looking for a new hub to explore, looking for a fun activity to enjoy with your friends, or you’re seeking a place to sit back and rewind while enjoying a delicious meal, here are six art cafes that offer more than just coffee.
Sketch Art Café & Studio
A creation of one of UAE’s leading artist's Mattar Bin Lahej, this cafe-cum-studio is a great spot to grab some grub while bringing out your inner Picasso. Located inside the Matter Bin Lahej Gallery on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, Sketch Art cafe is not just a cafe, but also a studio for the professional artists to practice their medium. At the cafe, a free paper coffee cup is handed out to illustrate along with each order. Customers can also choose from a variety of other materials like canvases, paints, and textile, for a reasonable fee. The best illustrated cup is then chosen to be added to their vibrant and impressive art wall installation. The menu offers steaming hot breakfasts, sugary treats, gelato and milkshakes and other finger food. The studio hosts an array of art, painting ceramics, mosaic and rug making workshops.
Location: Box Park, Jumeirah
Timings: Sunday-Thursday - 8AM- 11PM | Friday-Saturday- 7Am-11PM
Contact Number: +97142712650
Part café and part studio, Café Ceramique located in Jumeirah, offers an enjoyable dining experience while allowing you to paint little ceramic pieces of your choice. Customers can browse the shelves stocked with an expansive collection of bisque from animals, to kitchenware, priced at different points. The kitchen offers a variety of reasonably priced continental food, where you can choose from a variety of crispy starters, salads, soups, pastas and desserts.
Whether you’re an adult looking to unwind and recharge from their busy lives, or a parent booking to enjoy a fun activity with your little ones, Café Ceramique is a great option for an indoor day trip. You do not have to be a seasoned artist to enjoy this joyful cafe.
Customers can leave their creations at the café for the staff to glaze and fire the pieces, and return to pick up their finished glossy art piece.
Location: B1 Floor ,Golden Mile Galleria Mall Building 4 Jumeirah Palm
Contact Number: +97145833834
This quaint café in Jumeirah is so much more than just your typical café. The Workshop Dubai is a dynamic community space that serves not only as a café, but also a platform to showcase homegrown talent, supporting and promoting contemporary artists and sustainable designers. The café boasts an array of other attractions including a contemporary art gallery, an antique gallery, a gift shop selling collectibles and artisanal products, an interior design studio, and also offers a variety of art workshops.
The café offers a delectable menu specializing in Oriental style and continental breakfast from shakshuka to waffles, with the ingredients sourced from domestic farms.
Location: Jumeirah 2
Timings: 9AM - 9PM
Contact Number: +97143412595
Ceramic Corner Café
The ceramic corner cafe located on the first floor of Town Centre in Jumeirah will have you spoiled for choice with both their menu and their vast collection of over 200 ceramic bisque to choose from. Their endless collection boasts everything from bowls, and plates to vases. Customers can leisurely paint for a few hours while sipping on a mojito, or enjoying a salad from their enticing continental food menu. The café is set to offer workshops and the café space can also be rented out for parties and events.
Location: Town center, Jumeirah 1
Timings: Monday - Thursday- 9AM-1PM| Friday - Sunday- 9AM-11PM
Contact Number: +97142820011
StepUp Ceramic Café
This charming café in Motor City is a must-visit for those seeking a memorable and distinctive dining experience. Welcoming patrons of all ages, StepUp Café offers a versatile range of artsy activities at an affordable price including ceramic painting, splatter painting, t-shirt painting, glass painting, acrylic pour and creative workshops for those who wish to hone their skills a bit further. Whether you’re spending quality time with family, or by yourself, this ambient café caters to all your creative needs, while satiating your food cravings with their selection of delicious juices, smoothies and teas.
Location: Apex Atrium, Motor City
Contact Number: +971585381800
Nestled in the streets of Dubai’s oldest and most culturally significant district, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, XVA café is a vibrant hub for the creatives. The ambient café is an amalgamation of art and heritage. The café parlor is well preserved, designed for the art lovers looking for some respite from the busy city life. Specializing in vegan and vegetarian food the interdisciplinary space appears to be frozen in time, surrounded by wind towers and shaded courtyards. Capturing the rich artistry of the Middle East and the Levant, XVA Café aims to promote and foster appreciation for regional creators.
Location: XVA Art Hotel, Al Fahidi
Timings: 7:30AM - 9:30PM
Contact Number: +97143535383