Say hello to RX Coffee Dubai – a cosy speciality coffee shop and cafe inspired by an old-school apothecary…
Tucked away inside Jumeirah 3, Rx Coffee Apothecary & Kitchen is impressively spacious. Spread across two floors, there are ample seating options for small and large groups, including a lovely outdoor area complete with a bar set-up and windows that completely peel back when the weather permits.
Emirati national Saeed AlGaz started to toy with the idea of opening a business when he realised that he spent more time in cafes than he did at home. After travelling around the globe and being influenced by the cafe scene in some of the world’s most iconic cities, Saeed decided to create a sanctuary that would offer “A prescription for the body, mind and soul” with speciality coffee and great food inspired by the “trusted age-old potions of an apothecary” here in Dubai.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Rx Coffee Apothecary & Kitchen food menu features healthy bowls, toasts, eggs and other creations for breakfast, alongside bites, open sandwiches and hearty salads after 12noon. There is also a rather impressive dessert menu, featuring cakes, cookies, pastries and more.
The Huntr visited Rx Coffee Apothecary & Kitchen on a weekday morning. We opted for the Salmon Avocado Toast (52AED). Comprised of Norwegian smoked salmon with smashed avocado, seasoned cream cheese, pickled radish and crispy capers on sourdough toast with a poached egg. The latter of which is encased in a breading, which we weren’t expecting (and weren’t overly keen on). The sourdough also wasn’t the best we’ve ever tried, but overall the dish was good – we loved the crispy capers and it was presented beautifully.
Coffee-wise, the Rx ‘Brew Bar’ offers Chemex, V60, Aeropress, Syphon and Cold Drip. There are also a range of black and white coffees, plus special drinks like the Espresso Tonic and a Matcha Latte (which can be made hot or cold). The beans are sourced from the iconic Japanese roaster Fuglen (Rx have the exclusive coffee roasting rights for the UAE). The Huntr tried the Flat White (24AED), which comes in a beautiful tumbler and is placed on a bespoke Rx-branded leather coaster.
This is the ideal spot to come and get some work done or study, share breakfast or lunch with family, co-workers or friends and the service here is a breath of fresh air – smiley, prompt and energetic.
We are already planning or return to explore more of the menu(s)…
Insider tip: Open daily from 8am until 10pm. Free parking available right outside. Breakfast is served until 1pm Sunday-Thursday and 4pm on Friday and Saturday.