Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner there are tonnes of places to eat delicious pancakes in Abu Dhabi.
From fluffy pancakes with fresh fruit jams, butter, whip cream, maple syrup and an assortment of delicious sauces, to the savoury sort Americans love, we have it all covered.
The city of Abu Dhabi has so many pancake speciality restaurants. A number of which have excellent locations, including beachfront cafes, quirky coffee shops in downtown Abu Dhabi, and even Yas Island. Pancake lovers can find one at every nook and corner.
Prepare as we take tantalize with the most popular restaurants in the city serving pancakes.
Best Pancakes Abu Dhabi
Leen’s Casual serves gourmet food in a casual setting. Guests can enjoy dishes from around the world at the World Trade Centre and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.
There is nothing is better than some pancakes and a fresh cup of coffee for a quick brekky.
Abu Dhabi residents crave the almond butter and strawberry pancakes that come with all the goodness, including organic coco-yogo almond butter and maple syrup.
The naughty pancake is another favourite that is bursting with strawberries, bananas, mascarpone cheese, Nutella and cacao nibs.
Whether diners opt for a hearty breakfast menu or lunch specials that include gyoza, sushi, burgers, quesadillas, fresh and crisp salads, steaks, pasta, fish and chips, and nasi goreng – the list goes on, this restaurant has it all.
Best for: Organic and vegan dishes
Opening Hours: 8 AM to 10 PM (Sunday to Thursday) and until 11 PM on Friday and Saturday.
Location: World Trade Centre – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 11 PM (Sunday to Thursday) and until 12 AM on Friday and Saturday.
Location: Yas Mall – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
2. Nolu’s Abu Dhabi
Nolu’s is a familiar name for the majority of people living in Abu Dhabi. It’s known for its distinct fusions of Afghan spices and Californian street food.
Enjoy healthy smoothies, a lavish breakfast, fresh brews and yes, pancakes. Not to mention a fantastic dinner and lunch menu!
The pancakes are simple yet delicious, with options such as homemade buttermilk pancakes or super blueberry pancakes that come with blueberries, blueberry sauce, and maple syrup.
Best for: Healthy food and convenient location.
Al Maryah Island
Al Seef Village
3. Rain Cafe
Rain Café is one of the most popular café chains in the United Arab Emirates. Each of the five locations in Abu Dhabi captures the brand’s relaxation vibe.
Indulge in everything from coffee to desserts and pancakes. A classic pancake is our recommendation which is light and fresh.
Rain Café offers a range of delicious food. Including acai bowls, kunafa cheesecakes, honey pudding, avocado on toast, smoothies, gelatos and fresh juices.
Best for: Wide range of coffee and vast breakfast options
Muroor and Corniche Branch Opening Hours: 7 AM to 11:30 PM (Monday to Sunday)
Yas Mall Opening Hours: 10 AM to 11 PM (Monday to Friday) and until 1 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
Hudayriyat Branch Opening Hours: 8 AM to 12 AM
Al Ain Branch Opening Hours: 8 AM to 12 AM (Monday to Sunday)
4. Fluffy Fluffy Pancake Café
Located in Al Maqta, a speciality coffee and pancake shop is catching the attention of residents.
Along with great coffee, the chic café serves the capital’s most unique pancakes. Among the many options at Fluffy Fluffy Pancake Cafe are strawberry, mango and matcha sauces for toppings.
Some particularly unique options include creme brulee pancake, saffron popcorn pancake, boba pancake, lotus biscuit pancake, and plenty more.
Sparkling drinks, lattes and a variety of cakes are also popular among customers.
Best for: Unique options and flavours.
For bulk orders and more information, call +971 52 533 9713.
Opening Hours: 9 AM to 11 PM (Monday to Sunday)
Location: CG49+76C – Al Maqta’ St – Rabdan – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
5. Pancake House At World Trade Centre
The Filipino restaurant is a top hit in Downtown Abu Dhabi and deserves mention on the list of the best pancakes in Abu Dhabi.
It is easy to see why diners searching for an all-day breakfast spot have their mouths watering when walking into Pancake House.
With items ranging from a wide selection of pancakes and waffles to familiar breakfast options, including Filipino food items.
The best-selling pancakes include the classic pancake, caramel banana walnut pancake, cheese pancakes and chocolate marble pancakes.
Best for: Traditional pancake options and price.
For more information call +971 2 546 7573.
Opening Hours: 9 AM to 1:30 AM (Monday to Sunday)
Location: World Trade Center Mall – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
6. Brunch & Cake
In Al Bateen, Brunch & Cake is the go-to spot for socializing with friends, reading, or gorging on pancakes. The serving sizes of the dishes are worth every dirham!
Brunch & Cake is a popular hangout for social media influencers, entrepreneurs, and locals. Being one of Abu Dhabi’s most beautiful restaurants, the vibrant and lush venue deserves a mention.
A couple of popular choices include brownie pancakes and sugar-free chocolate sauce as an optional topping. An original version is also available with maple syrup, whipped cream, and fresh fruit.
Best for: Beautiful setting and instagrammable pancakes
For more information call +971 25 754 880.
Opening hours: 9 AM to 11:30 PM (Sunday to Thursday)
9 AM to 12 AM (Friday and Saturday)
Location: Marsa Al Bateen Marina, shop G-9 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
7. Café 302
Café 302 is a simple cafe in Downtown Abu Dhabi with a prime location. Featuring an array of all-day breakfast dishes with vegan options, a casual lunch, or a quick cup of coffee to take away.
Among its breakfast selections, diners can order the softest and fluffiest buttermilk pancakes. Of course, they come with maple syrup, fresh fruits and butter.
For more information, call +971 2 610 6688.
Best for: Casual setting and price
Opening Hours: 6 AM to 11 PM (Monday to Sunday)
Location: Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana – Al Danah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
8. Denny’s Diner and Breakfast
Denny’s Diner is one of the top places to have an all-day breakfast in Abu Dhabi.
The international chain is known for all things MEGA, from delicious buttermilk pancakes to burgers and milkshakes, to hearty breakfast options. It is a one-stop food venue for locals and tourists alike.
Dig into the choconana pancake, full of delicious chocolate chips and carefully made with the signature buttermilk batter. There is no restriction on toppings, add butter, syrup, and freshly chopped fruits.
Tourists exploring Abu Dhabi are able to catch the Big Bus tours right outside. It’s the perfect spot to fill up before a long day of exploring.
Best for: Casual seating and large portions
For more information, call +971 50 752 3066.
Opening Hours: 24/7 (Monday to Sunday)
Location: Abu Dhabi Mall – Ground Floor – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
9. Café Arabia
Café Arabia is in a prime location next to Umm Al Emarat Park making it a popular spot among locals and tourists.
A mix of Arabesque lanterns, modern wall art, and culturally inspired bookshelves makes it a place of relaxation. It features a roof garden lounge facing the park.
From an incredible coffee selection to all-day breakfasts, and of course the pancakes!
Although the selection of pancakes is limited, the signature Nutella pancake is a popular choice. The fresh buttermilk pancakes ooze flavour and melt in the mouth.
After filling up stroll into Umm Al Emarat Park and enjoy the surroundings with your belly and heart full!
Best for: All-day breakfast
For more information, call +971 2 643 9699.
Opening Hours: 8 AM to 11 PM
Location: Villa# 637 – Airport Rd، Opposite Al Mushrif Children’s Park – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
10. Circle Café
Circle Café in Abu Dhabi has special offerings such as all-you-can-eat weekends and an array of selections for every occasion.
The mini blueberry pancakes come in sets of five, suitable for sharing with friends and kids. Choose two toppings for the pancakes, allowing an experiment with different flavour combinations.
Each weekend, residents living in the vicinity of Saadiyat Island and tourists in nearby beach hotels flock to Circle Café Saadiyat. We recommend checking out this place early in the day to get a table.
They always have a delicious festive menu and Ramadan delicacies during key dates.
Best for: All you can eat on the weekend
Opening Hours: 8 AM to 10 PM (Monday to Sunday)
Location: Saadiyat Beach – next to Waitrose – Al Saadiyat Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Location: Mangroves Marina Rd – Rabdan – Mangrove Village – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
11. Third Place Café
The Third Place Café in Abu Dhabi offers both indoor and outdoor dining options. Perfect for remote work or to have a casual cup of coffee with friends.
Third Place offers a lot more than just pancakes. Their extensive menu is inspired by Italy, Vienna, Germany and Arabia.
The pancakes are simple, delicious and fluffy. They come in threes with raspberry cream and maple syrup!
Best for: Coworking space and outdoor dining
Opening Hours: 8 AM to 11 PM (Monday to Sunday)
Location: Corniche road – Villa T3 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
12. The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory Abu Dhabi is the ultimate stop for satisfying cravings from burgers to cheesecakes and pancakes.
For guests looking for a cheeky cheat meal during the week or a full fledge post-workout meal, there are tonnes of options.
Although this spot specialises in cheesecakes, a variety of classic buttermilk pancakes, lemon ricotta pancakes, and cinnamon pancakes are available.
The pancakes here are filling and sure to hit the spot.
Best for: Large portions
Opening Hours: 10 AM to 11 PM (Sunday to Thursday) and until 12 AM on Friday and Saturday.
Location: Ground Floor – Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 10 AM to 12 AM (Monday to Saturday) and until 11 PM on Sunday.
Location: Yas Mall – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
13. Jones The Grocers
With over six branches spread across Abu Dhabi, Jones The Grocer is a name everyone is familiar with. It is a one-stop-shop for everything café related.
Coffee grains, fudge in a tin, or DIY kits for desserts, Jones The Grocer has lots of options to make something at home or dine in.
Enjoy after-work drinks, wine and cheese nights, weekend brunches and hearty breakfasts.
A must-try is the famous coco-nuts pancakes. The homemade coconut flour pancakes come in threes, with blueberry compote, pecan crumbles and whipped Greek yoghurt as toppings for the ultimate party in the mouth.
Best for: Brunches
Opening Hours: 8 AM to 11:30 PM (Monday to Friday) and opens at 9 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
Location: Al Mamoura Building B – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Location: Pearl Plaza Tower – Khalidiyah St – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 8 Am to 12 AM (Monday to Sunday)
Location: Holiday Inn Downtown – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM (Monday to Friday) and opens at 8:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
Location: Al Raha, Gardens Plaza – Khalifa City – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM (Monday to Sunday)
Location: Al Muneera – Etihad Airways Centre, East – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM (Monday to Sunday)
Location: Etihad Airways Head Office – Khalifa City A – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
To Sum Up Best Pancakes In Abu Dhabi
As you can see, there is plenty of places in Abu Dhabi to enjoy a tasty pancake.
All across Abu Dhabi, be it desert hotels, pool side restaurants or beach clubs, pancakes can be found just about anywhere.
Have you heard of Pancake Tuesday? The most popular day of the year to fill up on pancakes. It is originally a Christian celebration, however, has been embraced in many cultures. Any excuse to eat pancakes right?
Below are some pancake essentials available online for making some delicious, fluffy pancakes at home.
Manual Pancake Mixer and Dispenser
Pancake Batter Mix
Organic Maple Syrup
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