International Coffee Day is going down on October 1, so we’ve decided to spill the beans (sorry) on all the places around town where you can score a free cup. From funky coffee shops in Dubai to hotel cafes, here’s where caffeine addicts need to head…
1. Costa Coffee on Deliveroo
What’s on: Want your coffee delivered straight to you? Be one of the first 500 customers to order from Costa Coffee on the Deliveroo app on October 1… and your coffee is on the house.
2. Intersect by Lexus Dubai
What’s on: Check out Intersect by Lexus Dubai from 8am-11am to sample a complimentary selection of organic coffees, as well as enjoy live demonstrations and snag a goodie bag on the way out.
Where: Gate Village 7, DIFC
3. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
What’s on: Visit Crescendo, Mekong, Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar or Revo Café at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort for a complimentary macchiato, cappuccino or espresso after your dining experience.
Where: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah
4. Le Méridien Dubai
What’s on: Head to Gourmandises and Latitude 25 in the lobby of Le Meridien Dubai where they’re hosting a free event from 4pm-6pm, featuring complimentary Italian coffee and flavoured Éclairs, along with a flower workshop. Coffee lovers can even have their portrait painted and learn tricks from expert baristas.
Where: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud
What’s on: The first 100 coffees sold at Flow on October 1 will be handed out free of charge. They’ve also teamed up with Nightjar to host a ‘Coffee Cupping’ masterclass at 6pm — the first 15 people to arrive will experience a complimentary coffee tasting session.
Where: Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
6. Counter Culture Cafe
What’s on: Stop by Counter Culture Cafe in Dubai Marina from 11am-11pm to get your coffee on the house. International Coffee Day specials kick off earlier on Sunday, September 30 with a 2-for-1 offer on coffee.
Where: Marriott Harbour Hotel, Dubai Marina
7. Park House
What’s on: Drop by Park House at Nessnass Beach any time from 7am to 9pm on October 1 and grab a hot (or cold) cup — brewed specially by Seven Fortunes.
Where: Nessnass Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road
8. Pantry Cafe
What’s on: Pantry Cafe is giving away free coffee along with any purchase on October 1 from 8am-10pm. All you have to do is ask your baristas or apron clad servers for a “caffeine rush.”
Where: Bay Square, Business Bay
9. Arrows & Sparrows
What’s on: In case you miss the action on International Coffee Day, head down to Arrows & Sparrows on October 4 to celebrate their second birthday with a free cup on offer for guests from 8am and 10pm.
Where: Emaar Business Park, Building 4