Perhaps the most inviting cafe to spend time at in Abu Dhabi is The Third Place. With furnished alcoves, window seats, and patio tables, it’s a great place to meet a friend, settle in with a book, or get some work done over wifi. The food is terrific—fresh, well-prepared, and good for you. Servers cheerfully welcome their patrons with a smile and offer recommendations from the large menu written on the wall. When your meal is finished, they move things away quickly so you can continue conversing or working. Started by architects, the business showcases an appreciation for art and design, in a second-floor gallery.
This is one of those special neighborhood spots that draw locals, expats and visitors in with a relaxed vibe and great range of refreshing drinks and delicious food items. On the drinks front, you can choose from a selection of coffee concoctions, fresh-pressed juices and smooties, or try a kiwi and cucumber soda, served up in a mini carafe. For food, Third Place does burgers, wraps, a variety of mains and even vegan salads, with a few Middle Eastern specialties like shakshuka, falafel and fattoush,