Vibe UAE first opened its doors in August 2018, since then its been garnering some serious Instagram traction. This is partly thanks to a shout out by Drake, who called it his “favourite spot in Dubai for clean eating” and partly thanks to it being one of the most Instagram-friendly spots in town. Despite the fact that the hotspot hadn’t actually opened when Drake blessed his Instastories with it, The Huntr can vouch for the OVO’s sentiments. Vibe does have some of the best healthy food in the city…
But before we get to the food, lets discuss those picture-perfect interiors. Neon signs, pink palm trees, green and white striped couches and lots of natural light bring all of the good vibes. It’s like jumping inside the most perfectly coordinated Instagram grid. There’s also a cute little outdoor seating area for the cooler months. The playlist was rocking (you guessed it) Drake tracks, and the staff were friendly and prompt. We also loved the fact that the Emirati owner – a lovely lady called Noora Salem – was on shift, managing everything and taking orders.
The Huntr visited Vibe on a weekday for a late breakfast. We ordered a pot of ginger tea (25AED) whilst perusing the menu. Breakfast is served between 8 am and 11:30 am and features wholesome dishes, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options. We opted for ‘Issa Florentine Ting’ (57AED) – free-range poached eggs, sautéed spinach, mushroom and beetroot hollandaise all on a English muffin. It was hands-down one of the best Benedict’s we’ve tried, we could taste all of the ingredients, the muffin was perfectly toasted and the eggs were cooked exactly as requested (medium-hard).
Lunch and dinner are available after 11:30 am and the options include hearty salads, wraps, avocado toasts, sandwiches, healthy burgers and main courses.
The only thing that let Vibe down was its coffee, which is not the best we’ve ever had. However, a little birdie tells us that this is currently being perfected so we will return soon and keep this review updated.
Insider tip: Vibe UAE is open daily from 8 am until 11 pm.