Thanks to super high rents, homegrown, small gems are a rarity in places like DIFC – especially specialty coffee shops. So third wave coffee fans in the area can rejoice as one of The HUNTR’s favourties – Qahwaty Coffee is in the house…
First opened in Mirdif 35, Qahwaty now has three homes. It operates out of Huna By The Pond, Mirdif 35, and now, the well-heeled financial district.
Serving its much-loved specialty coffee alongside a couple of sweet treats (including The HUNTR’s favourite Silly Goose cookies), this new location is super-slick. We loved the traditional carpet on the wall complete with Qahwaty’s logo done in a neon light. The stark, minimal floor-to-ceiling grey concrete is juxtaposed with little flashes of light (including a beautiful pendant chandelier on top of the small but well-appointed coffee bar). There is also outside seating available when the weather permits.
It’s a must-visit next time you find yourself in need of a good coffee in DIFC.
Insider tips: Open weekdays from 8 am until 7 pm and weekends (Friday and Saturday) from 10 am until 6 pm.