The Lime Tree Cafe

Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: 04 349 8498

- Budget

4.5

Possibly Dubai's favourite cafe and the maker of the city's favourite cake.

Something of a Dubai institution, the Lime Tree Cafe in Jumeirah is perhaps the city's favourite spot for a quick bite, a coffee and a natter with your friends. Serving healthy and freshly made dishes, this spot has been feeding the local expat community - include myself -  for years.  

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
3.3
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
4.6
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Food and drink

Ranging from salads to sarnies to more lah-di-dah creations such as lavashes and fritatas, the Lime Tree's menu is generally excellent and almost always veering towards the heathy side of eating. 

Recommended dishes

The carrot cake is renowned across the UAE. According to urban myths, Sheikh Mohammed himself is a fan and has a regular order placed. 

Ambience

Relaxed and casual. There's an outdoors section both upstairs and downstairs, which gets very busy at weekends with Dubai-ites and during weekdays with gossiping Jumeirah Janes (our local ladies who lunch).  

Service

Excellent and friendly. Unlike most cafes in Dubai, you have to order at the counter, but it's generally then brought out as quick as a flash (although sometimes they forget to bring out milk for your tea).  

Location

Just off Jumeirah Beach Road and a few minutes from the public beach. As such, it's a popular spot for a pre or post-swim break (and turning up covered in sand isn't really a problem).  

Price advice

Most dishes costs between 20 and 40 dirhams.  

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Relaxation
  • Trendiness

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