Coffee in Abu Dhabi

Old Jul 26th 2010, 12:21 pm
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Is there anywhere nice to grab a coffee or other hot beverage on the island itself, preferably up near the ministerial areas, and preferably not a terrible chain?

Will be hanging around Abu Dhabi aimlessly for a little bit on Wednesday, and maybe trying to see a friend (or client) or two... other offers of company also accepted
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If I have the right area (beside adnec is roughly the ministerial area)? The Aloft hotel is decent enough.
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The One (yes, it has a restaurant/coffee shop) and Emirates Palace (infamous gold dusted EP coffee). Plus you have quite a few decent coffee shops at Marina Mall. All are no more than 5 mins drive from Al bateen area - which ministry buildings will you be visiting - there are a few in Al Bateen?

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The One (yes, it has a restaurant/coffee shop) and Emirates Palace (infamous gold dusted EP coffee). Plus you have quite a few decent coffee shops at Marina Mall. All are no more than 5 mins drive from Al bateen area - which ministry buildings will you be visiting - there are a few in Al Bateen?
There is a La Brioche now just in Al Bateen, just inside those orange villas, think they are called Liwa Village?
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Is there anywhere nice to grab a coffee or other hot beverage on the island itself, preferably up near the ministerial areas, and preferably not a terrible chain?

Will be hanging around Abu Dhabi aimlessly for a little bit on Wednesday, and maybe trying to see a friend (or client) or two... other offers of company also accepted
Not exactly the area you mentioned, but Firenze in Chlamydia was very nice this afternoon................

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Not exactly the area you mentioned, but Firenze in Chlamydia was very nice this afternoon................
Just next to my office - way too smokey in their for me.
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Caribou Coffee in Marina Mall is nice
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Thanks all - am going to Al Wahdah initially, but may well roam a little. Sounds like Al Bateen is the place to head for!

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Not exactly the area you mentioned, but Firenze in Chlamydia was very nice this afternoon................
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The coffee shop in the French restaurant in Novotel is good, if a bit small. Nice gateaux.
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There is a La Brioche now just in Al Bateen, just inside those orange villas, think they are called Liwa Village?
Don't go there - revolting and presently building site.

The best coffee and nicest coffee shop in AD is Jones the Grocer. It's the only coffee i drink here now and i go every morning to pick one up. It's a very high end brand from Oz and it feels it in terms of standards. The Crown Prince is in it most days too, as his office is upstairs and the folk in it are quite smart.

Basically, looking up island to the corniche, you turn right onto 15th from 4th. You do the uturn just before the end (300m from the lights on 4th), then take 1st right road, signposted to Urban Planning Council. Drive to the first junction (300m again) and it's there on the ground floor on your right. Park just after Jones slightly further up in the car park on the right as the other spots can be busy.

Does that make sense!
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Not exactly the area you mentioned, but Firenze in Chlamydia was very nice this afternoon................
u git, you were in firenze and didnt invite me for coffee
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Don't go there - revolting and presently building site.

The best coffee and nicest coffee shop in AD is Jones the Grocer. It's the only coffee i drink here now and i go every morning to pick one up. It's a very high end brand from Oz and it feels it in terms of standards. The Crown Prince is in it most days too, as his office is upstairs and the folk in it are quite smart.

Basically, looking up island to the corniche, you turn right onto 15th from 4th. You do the uturn just before the end (300m from the lights on 4th), then take 1st right road, signposted to Urban Planning Council. Drive to the first junction (300m again) and it's there on the ground floor on your right. Park just after Jones slightly further up in the car park on the right as the other spots can be busy.

Does that make sense!

ah they do the best apricot pie ever and the apple pie is darn good too and their croque monsieur is the best I have tasted, not sure about the coffee mind
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Don't go there - revolting and presently building site.

The best coffee and nicest coffee shop in AD is Jones the Grocer. It's the only coffee i drink here now and i go every morning to pick one up. It's a very high end brand from Oz and it feels it in terms of standards. The Crown Prince is in it most days too, as his office is upstairs and the folk in it are quite smart.

Basically, looking up island to the corniche, you turn right onto 15th from 4th. You do the uturn just before the end (300m from the lights on 4th), then take 1st right road, signposted to Urban Planning Council. Drive to the first junction (300m again) and it's there on the ground floor on your right. Park just after Jones slightly further up in the car park on the right as the other spots can be busy.

Does that make sense!
You must have more money than sense! Jones the Robber as he is affectionately known...

I personally wouldn't go there for a quite drink though - it's an industrial style canteen. Too wannabe with all the Mo watchers.

what's wrong with IKEA? 2Dh for a cuppa...
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You must have more money than sense! Jones the Robber as he is affectionately known...

I personally wouldn't go there for a quite drink though - it's an industrial style canteen. Too wannabe with all the Mo watchers.

what's wrong with IKEA? 2Dh for a cuppa...
Is that the place where all the mubadala folks hang out?
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Is that the place where all the mubadala folks hang out?
If you mean Jones the Robber then Yes... if you mean IKEA, No - they are taxi drivers.
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