Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant-cafe in the lobby of Hotel Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana. Offers a separate vegan menu with starters, salads, main courses, desserts and hot and cold beverages. Vegan high tea also available. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm.

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18 Reviews

First Review by Ezey11


Points +315

09 Nov 2023

Great vegan options

They have at least 15 vegan options, the salad I got was really good and tasty. Staff are very nice



Points +44

17 Oct 2023

Very good

Good food, good service!
We ordered too much, but they offered to pack the rest up for us

Pros: Food, Service


Points +2520

08 Jul 2023

Great food and great staff

Amazing selection of top quality burgers and a vegan buffet to die for!

Edit: The Roots & Shoots vegan buffet has not been on offer since recently after this review.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-21

Pros: The best vegan buffet ever!


Points +2232

06 Mar 2023

Nutritious vegan food and lovely staff

With a great atmosphere and a separate vegan menu, Cafe 302 was definitely not a disappointment. I'd had the hearty Portobello and Black bean burger with red cabbage slaw and pickled onions with a side of sweet potato fries. Definitely would love to visit again!

Update: Revisited this cafe after 3 years for breakfast but unfortunately their rice pancakes were a bit of a disappointment. They tasted like a savory pancake that was served with maple and berries. Also, according to my dining companions, their coffee wasn't great either. Regardless, their vegan options are plenty and perhaps some dishes are better than others.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-06

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Lovely atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Slightly pricey, Meat is also served


Points +768

24 Feb 2023

Really good!!

Extensive vegan menu, delicious food and super friendly staff. Would definitely come again!


Points +89

03 Feb 2023

מומלץ ביותר!

הכל נפלא! תפריט מגוון. הייתי שמחה ליותר קינוחים

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-03

Pros: הרבה אפשרויות טבעוניות בתפריט שלם, אוכל ממש טעים, שירות נפלא


Points +34

24 Nov 2022


The Vegan Afternoon Tea was amazing, the place is cute, and the service was spectacular!


Points +20

01 Oct 2022


Cafe 302 was our go-to place to eat in Abu Dhabi. My fiancé and I went there to eat everyday and had both breakfasts and lunches, we were never disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks, literally appreciated every bite I took, and am upset that my trip is nearly over and we won't be able to eat there anymore.

I had the chilled caramel coffee with coconut milk every time we went (too good to be true), and would recommend the rice pancakes for a sweet tooth, and the beyond meat pizza for a really cheesy meal!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Super nice staff members, Vegan food is delicious


Points +1589

11 Sep 2022

Yup. It's good

Say what you want about Rotana Hotels, but when it comes to F&B concepts, they're regularly churning out winners. Café 302 is one of those. It's a pleasant, welcoming, space and the menu is probably the most vegan-friendly I've ever seen in a hotel.
I could have ordered lots of things, but in the end I settled for a red lentil & cauliflower burger and it was yummy. Good portion size, enough fries, and an ample supply of ketchup. There's no doubt that I'll dine here again - so many other vegan dishes still waiting to be tasted!

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-11

Pros: Awesome choice, Pleasant surroundings, Decent prices


Points +44

29 Apr 2022

Great vegan breakfast

Cafe 302 was a great surprise! The pancakes where very light and soft, the tumeric latte was so creamy! The place is very nice and they have many vegan option not only in à la carte menu, but also in the breakfast buffet.


Points +44

17 Feb 2022

A consistent favourite

I enjoy going to Café 302. I am always greeted as if I’m a neighbour who lives next door and I have yet to have a bad meal. One of my favourites is the lentil penne bolognese; I actually preferred this to the vegan spaghetti with meatballs, which I believe were made with beyond meat mince. The burgers are also good. Another favourite was the vegan sunshine breakfast special which, unfortunately isn’t available at the moment, but all items can be ordered separately. Also, there is a great vegan buffet on Thursday and Friday evenings. The creative efforts of the chefs are to be appreciated as they seem to be continually experimenting to offer clients great food. Oh! And how could I forget dessert … I recently had a chocolate, caramel, peanut treat that took me back to my childhood days of the Oh Henry chocolate bar! Delicious! #Veganuary

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good prices, Friendly service

Cons: I miss the breakfast special :)


Points +831

02 Jan 2022

Amazing vegan menu

Like other reviewers have said, this café deserves 5 stars for its great vegan options, full menu, attentive staff and good atmosphere. The desserts deserve a special mention, in particular the coconut milk rice. Probably one of the best spots for vegans in Abu Dhabi.


Points +32

22 Dec 2021

Would give 5 stars if HappyCow allowed it

It is extremely hard to find a great vegan breakfast anywhere and cafe 302 did an excellent job!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , All you can eat breakfast is amazing


Points +4285

30 Nov 2021

Nice food

Options presented in the weekly vegan buffet are much more varied and tastier than the regular menu. Highly recommend it.

Pros: variety, price

Cons: high tea can be improved


Points +760

10 Oct 2019

Amazing Vegan Food

I wish I could give them a 5 star because they are awesome but they can only get a 4 because they aren't a completely vegan restaurant. They are so vegan friendly they host vegan events monthly. They have vegan high tea and truly exceptional dishes for each type of food. We were blown away by Cafe 302.


Points +149

10 Sep 2019

Great atmosphere, really good burgers

We tried the Portobello Mushroom and Black Bean Burger and the Quinoa and white Bean Burger. I liked both burgers but I found the relish too sweet for my liking. Next time I would customize the burger a little. Vegan cheese would have been a nice addition to the burger. The Cinnamon Pumpkin Tart was to die for. I would definitely go back.

Pros: Nice menu choices , Buzzing atmosphere, Friendly informative staff

Cons: Burger relish too sweet, Need vegan cheese to be added to burger


Points +55

16 Apr 2019

An oasis in a vegan desert

Breakfast and lunch/dinner options for vegans. I visited twice. First for a late lunch. I thought I’d go for the burger and instead was drawn in by the superfood bowl (edamame, sweet corn, tomato, avocado, kale, broccoli, and choice of either quinoa or cauliflower rice). Second time I was just in time to try their ful (Egyptian fava bean dish) breakfast. Both were excellent. They also have a vegan high tea special, almond milk on hand for substitutions, etc. super aware and accommodating. Highly recommend.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegan menu upon request


Points +958

03 Mar 2018

Get your vegan burger fix

Cosy cafe in downtown Abu Dhabi. Nice selection of food on the separate vegan menu.i ordered a vegan burger which came with a (large) side or potato or sweet potato fries. The patty was substantial and made from lentils and cauliflower and drilled with lettuce; fresh tomato carrot, onion and a tomato relish.
Big serving that won’t leave you hungry.
Burger and fries was just under 60AED

Pros: Separate Vegan menu, Large serving

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