Top 5 Places In Dubai That Serve The Best Desi Breakfast

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Top 5 Places In Dubai That Serve The Best Desi Breakfast

Whether its masala dosa, idli, medu vada or paratha-jalebi, these five spots in Dubai whip the best Desi breakfast. Trust us, no one does it better than these guys!

1. Raju Omlet

Egg-lovers, listen up! Raju Omlet in Karama whips over 50 egg variations and you can get all that in under AED 110. From being wrapped in parathas to broken into scrambles and whipped into gravies, the place has experimented it all. Chatpata Boiled Tikka is the Chef’s special in this restaurant. Serves with buttered pav, this is a must-try on their menu. As for beverages, the chai list is impressive- kadak, cutting, adrak, elaichi, pudina, they have it all. The restaurant also serves freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee. Interesting enough for a sumptuous breakfast, right?

Where: Raju Omlet, Behind Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Al Karama, Dubai
Timings: 8:30 am- 11:30 pm
Cost: AED110 for two people
Contact: 04 4498566

2. MTR

MTR’s history dates back to a good 90 years and even today its the first thing that comes to any foodie’s mind. The ambiance is nothing fancy, in fact they serve their delicacies in old-fashioned steel plates. And we guess, that’s what adds the midas touch to their extra soft dosas. If you wish to take up to a morning of Masala Dosas and filter kapi, this is where you must head. The dosas are crispy, golden-brown, and stuffed with a masala filling that will leave you asking for more. Bonus- its topped with a dollop of butter, and that only makes it yummier. Pair it with a tumbler of strong, warm filter kapi and you’ll leave happy!

Where: Mankhool, Karama
Timings: 7:30 am- 11:30 pm
Cost: AED 70 for two
Contact: 04 5260116

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3. Paratha King

Docked in Karama, Paratha King makes the yummiest parathas in town and they also have their signature dishes. From parathas made of seven different types of grains to the very cheesy garlic-cheese paratha, the cocktail paratha and the spicy Schezwan paratha, there’s a whole lot of varieties you can choose from. And, all this will just leave you shelling out AED 15.

The restaurant also has an everyday special, Chef’s Special, and lunch combos

Where : Paratha King, Karama, Al Khaleej Centre, Dubai Internet City, Al Nahda, and Sahara Centre
When : 8am – 11:30pm
Contact : 04 3979110, 0507389110
Cost : AED 40 for two

Credits: Paratha King Facebook
Credits: Paratha King Facebook

4. Woodlands

Whether it is idli, dosa, medu vada, upma or pongal, Woodlands is a name that has bagged the top spot for years now. With a 30-year history in Dubai, these guys definitely know to churn crispy dosas, sometimes stuffed with a warm potato filling, tempered with turmeric and curry leaves. And it all boils down to the sambhar, of course. Cooked with the perfect balance of spice and tanginess, the sambhar lets you dig into the entire length of the dosa, without regretting it.

Finish your breakfast with a frothy filter coffee and you’ll stretch your hand only to pay a bill of about AED 15.

Where: Shop 203, S Block, Ground Floor, Karama Shopping Complex
When: 7am – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm
Cost: AED 45 for two
Contact: 04 3370253
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5. Imdaad Sweets

If you’re up for Bombay style breakfast in Dubai, here’s where you must head. Nestled in the buzzing lanes of the Bohri community, Imdad restaurant has been serving the crunchiest jalebis in town for over 30 years now. Firstly, the restaurant is super famous for their crispy, hot, orange jalebis smeared with malai.

Chacha, ada kilo jalebi. Crunchy– is one of the popular dialogues you will hear if you head here on Fridays. A simple white shirt, a white skull cap hiding his bald head and an infectious smile under his peppered goatee is how one would identify chacha. Worshippers heading to the Bohri masjid make a pit stop at this 30-year old kitchen to savour the orange-coloured sugar fritters.That aside, the restaurant has a dedicated breakfast menu serving parathas, puris, and different versions of bread.

Where: Opposite Bohri Masjid, Street 16, Naif
When: 12:00 noon – 11:30 pm
Cost: AED 40 for two
Contact: 04-2733177