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Counter Culture Café

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 26/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#20 of 930 Cafe in Dubai
#316 of 8,126 Restaurants in Dubai
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PRICE RANGE
US$20 - US$30
CUISINES
International, Deli, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

My waiter Sunit was amazing ; friendly, kind and attentive to making my experience the best. He deserves good things.

Date of visit: May 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2021

Dear C2240WTdavids, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that Sumit was friendly and attentive. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards Jenny Stewart Manager - Restaurants and Bars

Reviewed 7 May 2021

the cafe is great for meeting a friend for coffee, having a quick meal, or just working from. staff are friendly, food is good, price very reasonable.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2021

Dear Dialla K, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that the staff are friendly and the food is good. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards Jenny Stewart Manager - Restaurants...More

Reviewed 1 May 2021

During COVID-19, it’s been a haven. Safe. Animal friendly. Great food and pricing. Sine they have outdoor seating, there are always people there especially young families and a great spot for a quick coffee or a drink.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2021

Dear SumanD352, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoy visiting Counter Culture Café and that the staff have been courteous and following all our COVID guidelines which we have in place. We look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 22 April 2021 via mobile

We had an amazing time! Food is delicious, and our host, Gayan, was pleasant and helpful, extremely nice to the kids. I highly recommend! Love this placeMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2021

Dear Haya, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you thought the food was delicious and that Gayan was present and helpful for Iftar. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 21 April 2021

I loved the RAMADAN iftaar box by Counter Culture cafe. It was so lavish. The quantity and quality both were impressive. Soup, starters, salads, breads, main course and beverages were all labeled and were in a gorgeous sturdy box. Although we ordered for 4 people...the quantity was enough for 7/8. My family loved the taste. It was like having our own personal buffet. A highly recommend trying it.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2021

Dear HookedonHena, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that you thought the Iftar box was lavish and like having your own personal buffet. We look forward to preparing your order again soon. Kind regards Jenny Stewart Manager - Restaurants and...More

Reviewed 9 April 2021 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and love it because we can bring our pup!!! The best thing is the butter chicken and the chipotle chicken burrito!! Gayan and Jimi were excellent servers!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2021

Dear Blueanya, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoy Counter Culture Cafe as you can bring your pup. It is great to hear that you love the food and that Jimi and...More

Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

Safest and best place to eat breakfast! I always look forward to a good meal every day. The staff are very friendly, approachable and what I like about is the completeness of sanitizing materials and the mindfulness of the staff on social distancing. Shout out...to Sumit and Juliet for always taking care of me and their warmth stories about their home countries Nepal and Philippines. 🤗🤗🤗🤗More

Date of visit: February 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2021

Dear Mark S, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that the staff are friendly, approachable and are following the guidelines which we have put in place. I will definitely share your comments with Juliet,...More

Reviewed 18 February 2021 via mobile

They have a very good selection of breakfast that caters each and everyone, the ambiance is really cozy and to top of it all, the service is amazing. Definitely a place that i will keep on coming back. Special thanks to Summit,Josephine,Edward and Ms Lara...for the over the top hospitality.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2021

Dear Mark Paolo Briones, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you received amazing service and enjoyed the selection at breakfast. They will be thrilled to hear your comments when I share them with...More

Reviewed 18 February 2021 via mobile

Excellent coffee & breakfast! Service always with a smile. Poached eggs always cooked to perfection to how you have them.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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MarriottHarbour, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2021

Dear Raj, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed excellent coffee and breakfast and service with a smile. I will be sure to share your comments with both the service and culinary...More

Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

Accidentally found this place in the Marina whilst looking for parking. Lovely, doggie friendly & great food. Happy hour too.., Ivan, a credit to the business., super efficient & even gave us a discount card too so we will be back 👍🏻

Date of visit: January 2021
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Jet24738235104, Manager - Restaurants and Bars at Counter Culture Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2021

Dear 722dedsa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that Ivan was super efficient and that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards Jenny Stewart Manager - Restaurants and Bars

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Frequently Asked Questions about Counter Culture Café

Yes, Counter Culture Café is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Counter Culture Café is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5