Planet Cafe & Restaurant

Perpetually busy café, perfect for lunch, coffee and sheesha
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Time Out Says

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.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff  | 11 Aug 2011

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Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
8:00 AM to 1:30 AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 1:30 AMMonday: 8:00 AM to 1:30 AMTuesday: 8:00 AM to 1:30 AMWednesday: 8:00 AM to 1:30 AMThursday: 8:00 AM to 1:30 AMFriday: 8:00 AM to 1:30 AMSaturday: 8:00 AM to 1:30 AM
Show number +971 2 676 7962
Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, NBQ Bank, NBAD, Salaam Street

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