Perpetually busy café, perfect for lunch, coffee and sheesha 6 Reviews
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Abu Dhabi is by no means overrun with independent cafes with heaps of atmosphere – in fact we can count them on, uh, just a few fingers. But Planet Café is definitely one of them. Beloved by local regulars, it’s primarily a coffee and sheesha spot, but a much more spruced up, female-friendly version than other similar venues. Food wise, it’s a reasonably-priced spread of Arabic mezze, salads, sandwiches, pizza and a few European main dishes. Nothing is truly outstanding – although we’d highly recommend the deep-fried cheese rolls – but it’s all unpretentious, satisfying grub. The service is casual, and if not exactly warm, at least is efficient and confident. A spread of newspapers and board games (not many - you’ll need to be quick if you want one) complete the home-from-home atmosphere which is no doubt the reason the regulars keep coming back.
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