Café Artea

Fancy coffees decorated with foam animals, milk cakes and snacks
  • 1

Time Out Says

Abu Dhabi is a city of coffee fiends, so a place that specialises in 3D coffee art (making the foam on your Spanish latte into cats or bears) was inevitably going to do well.

Café Artea is busy with families, friends and couples when we visit the Al Seef branch on a Saturday lunchtime.

As expected, there’s an extensive selection of hot and cold coffees (iced vanilla cappuccinos, Arabic and Turkish coffees are all on there), but we’re a bit dissappointed to learn that the all-day dining options aren’t being served.

So we decide to go for a chicken Ceaser salad, cheese croissant and an Americano coffee (although the fluffy animals on the top of our neighbours’ coffees do look well worth the additonal Dhs5).

The salad is topped with a generous portion of grilled chicken and served in a deep wooden bowl. We presume that the four wedges of lemon on the side are just for decoration, but the sharp juice offsets the creamy dressing and grated parmesan cheese perfectly. It’s a brilliant take on the classic salad.

Meanwhile, the fresh croissant is huge and wonderfully soft on the inside, and the coffee is strong and delicious.

The menu is relatively small, but everything we try is superb.

We’re excited to return and try out one of the milk cakes (we’ve got our eyes on the lavender one).

Fancy coffees decorated with foam animals, milk cakes and snacks

For the cutest coffees in the capital

11 Mar 2019

Be the first to get all the latest Abu Dhabi news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.


10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMMonday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMTuesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMWednesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMThursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMFriday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Show number
Abu Dhabi, Al Maqtaa, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Recommended for you in Restaurants

Check out these brilliant spots for sightseeing and food

Pictures from the winners and nominees at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awar

Find out if you can handle the heat of 24 spicy wings

Get dressed up check out the event at the revolving steakhouse

Meat-imitating patty arrives at top burger joints in Dubai and Abu Dhabi