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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great karak!
1. Great karak!
"Cute little joint serving great karak tea."
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2. Fabulous place for breakfast.
2. Fabulous place for breakfast.
"Shay Madhboot is a hidden gem."
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3. Tasty Shakshuka
3. Tasty Shakshuka
"charming spot that serves delicious egg dishes"
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Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

Small little cafe tucked away from the main road. I picked up my breakfast from here today. Ordered the Egg porotta with cream cheese. Shay Madhboot signature tea Parata was a bit overpriced but it tasted delicious 😋 Karak tea was in a big cup...and you could smell the cardamom. Nice and sweet tea. Very friendly and polite staff Paid parking space is availableMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 9 June 2020 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice cozy place to have a tea you should visit their cafe. I would say they have one of the best tea in Abu Dhabi! ❤️❤️it’s a must try if you are a karak tea lover! Highly recommended 🍵

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

I was looking for a new place for breakfast in the capital and upon reading the reviews of the place, I was intrigued. When entering the place I was expecting something bigger and I was a bit disappointed. However, we decided to stay and have...breakfast anyways. My initial disappointment was somewhat eased when I saw the menu and the local flavors the place had to offer. It took a bit of waiting until the dishes came out of the kitchen but it was absolutely worth the wait. After the first few bites my son has stated that we must come back next week as well. The staff and the owner were all amazingly friendly and helpful. I strongly recommend the place to anyone who is looking for local, Emirati, home-tasting meals.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

It’s a very small place but they sure have amazing Shakshuka and Karak. The staff are very friendly. But make sure to allow some time as the place is small and you might not find seats

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Tacked away by a side street in mouroor area, this is a hidden gem. Sawson will welcome you as you walk in to this cosy cafe style restaurant. Only three tables with three chairs each and a comfy sofa area table. It is small but...worth it. Huge selection of eastern style breakfasts and the famous karak tea. Good size portions and pricing is what it should be. No extras or overcharging! very clean too Google it for directions !More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

I ordered the Shay Madhboot (Signature Tea) and some of food sorry can't remember the name. The food is excellent, Any way its good to visit them.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

After searching the local area we found the cafe tucked away. Well worth the effort, for a reasonable price we enjoyed delicious porotta bread with eggs, and amazing French toast. It’s only small inside, but that was fine for us as we were just passing...through.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Sawsan A, Owner at Shay Madhboot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for the 5 star rating and wonderfully written review Helen. We are so glad you got a chance to stumble across our cafe. Hope you get a chance to swing by next time your back in AD Much appreciated The Shay Madhboot Team

Reviewed 18 April 2018

Shay Madhboot is a hidden gem. They serve the highest quality local food. The restaurant is very small and only has seating capacity for around 10-12 people. It's tucked away in a strip mall, so you it's not something people often just stumble upon. A...friend who lives in Abu Dhabi recommended we visit and we're so happy we did. We went for a late breakfast and placed our order for several of the Shay Madhboot Breakfasts (which is basically a skillet of shakshuka with unlimited karak tea and delicious bread) and French toast for the kids. The shakshuka is incredibly good. The eggs are cooked to perfection, the tomato sauce is fabulous and the goat cheese dropped on top is spectacular. It is served bubbly hot and with perfect presentation... an amazing dish. The bread served with our breakfast was also served hot and fresh and it too was delicious. The karak tea was the best I've come across in all my Middle Eastern travels, just amazing. I can't recommend a visit here enough. If you come across this review, take my advice and go to Shay Madhboot!!More

Date of visit: March 2018
SusuBella, Owner at Shay Madhboot, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hi Randy, First off thank you for the beautifully crafted and well-written review, we could not ask for a higher praise. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and appreciate your recommendation. Hopefully, we get to see you again next time...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I am in Abu Dhabi on business for 2 weeks. Got tired of local food, so I stumbled into Al-Ulya for lunch. It looked like it d just a pastry shop, but I asked the owner what they offer for lunch. He told me they...have cod, tenderloin, and chicken dishes. When I told him I like cod, he carefully explained the 4 ways they prepare it. I went with the cod, egg, and potato, and I was thrilled with it. Extremely fresh. Beautifully prepared. And uniquely Portuguese.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Sawsan A, Owner at Shay Madhboot, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Kip, I believe you have shared a review for another restaurant. Thought I'd let you know

Reviewed 15 March 2018

We wanted authentic middle eastern food and what a great choice! We had porotta flat bread with Lahm Naashef (a beef dish) and menemen eggs, and Turkish eggs which were poached with labneh, a thick yogurt-like product and served with a dark sourdough bread. Each...dish was an introduction to flavour combinations we'd never experienced before, and each was outstanding. Saffron karak, Turkish coffee and mint tea rounded out a perfect meal. Sawsan and Hicham were our charming hostess and waiter and provided service in English, French and Arabic.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Sawsan A, Owner at Shay Madhboot, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

It was an absolute pleasure serving you all and I am quite glad you enjoyed the experience Rosceaux. Enjoy your trip to Spain we very much hope to see all you again if your ever back in the UAE. Sincerely The Shay Madhboot Team

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