Tub of Butter | Dubai

โ€œAs the early expression goes; landing in a tub of butter is a translation of someone falling into good fortune.โ€ Tub of Butter

In this day and age of getting the perfect Instagram shot having a coffee with a celebrity in Dubai is the latest must have photo. Just to clarify Tub of Butter, located just off the Sheikh Zayed Road, is not offering guests actual celebrity meet-ups but instead their famous faces emblazoned in cappuccino and latte art. Celebrities both alive and dead make an appearance at the cafe; Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Drake, Bob Marley, Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama and even Donald Trump are all available to name but a few. Just when you thought selecting your coffee was time-consuming enough now you have a list of celebrity faces to choose from and while you might think this is just the latest gimmick, my coffee was very good.

It doesnโ€™t stop there, for an additional cost the Tub of Butter baristas can make a personalised stencil from your own photo so you can have your very own custom-made coffee art for the ultimate narcissistic social media post. The introduction of this unique coffee art at this homegrown UAE cafe has seen its popularity take a significant rise recently but this spacious casual dining venue has actually been open since December 2016 serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


The self-titled โ€˜epicurean emporiumโ€™ offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu, that takes influence from one of the owners visits to Greece, customers can choose from hand crafted deli and bakery products, fresh juices, speciality coffees and teas. A well-stocked retail area jammed packed with artisanal products offers customers the opportunity to purchase goods to use in their own kitchens.


A menu of organic and healthy dishes are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Freshly baked goods, Italian cold cuts and Mediterranean cheeses from the in-house cheesemonger are available from the deli section. A range of gourmet sandwiches, salads, signature pizzas cooked in the traditional on-site oven, pastas and rotisserie roasted chicken are also all available daily. The food is available for takeaway as well as dine-in and can also be delivered, catering platters can be ordered if you want to impress your guests at home or at corporate functions.

The retail area is a fine food marketplace offering customers a selection of gourmet jams, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, dried pastas and sugary treats from around the globe. Japanese tea blends, 23-carat gold truffle honey, diamond salt from Pakistan and Madagascan pepper are some of the more unusual products available to purchase. Tub of Butter also offers a customised gourmet hamper service where customers can select products to make up a bespoke gift.

This modern cafe, which takes its name from the expression โ€˜landed in a tub of butterโ€™ meaning that you are lucky or have good fortune, is a stylish contemporary space thatโ€™s family friendly, thereโ€™s even a separate kids play area. Perfect for a tasty breakfast, a coffee date, lunch with the children or dinner with friends itโ€™s divided into different areas with lounge and dining spaces lined with bold art, wooden crates, beautiful blue seating and comfy leather booths.

The popular breakfast menu is available until 11:30am on weekdays and until 2:30pm at weekends for that lazy Friday and Saturday treat of breakfast at a cafe which is one of my favourite things to do. Iโ€™m already planning who to immortalise in my next latte, Tub of Butter I will see you again soon for another celebrity coffee date ๐Ÿ™‚

Tub of Butter

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit 41, Umm Al Sheif, Dubai, UAE

Telephone: 04 343 8884

Opening Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm

Website: www.tubofbutter.com

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The views in this post are all my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos ยฉ Jo Brett 2017. All rights reserved.ย