About CoffeeCakesAndRunning

Hi I’m Debbie Rogers, the person behind CoffeeCakesAndRunning.  I’m a British Expat living in Dubai with a passion for Food, Drink (Street food to Seven Star), Travel and Adventure (from a hammock on the beach to Seven Star).  I’m often found behind a camera, laptop or slurping good coffee.  I’ve been living in Dubai since 2007 and started this website as a hobby/passion in 2011..

Readers :

The majority of my readers are in Dubai and the UAE then Europe and the US but my blog reaches across the world too.

An accidental blogger and passionate foodie accurately describes me and the way in which I started writing.

My website is about some of my passions :

Coffee & Cakes – translates to Food and Drink and Running – err, well, not anymore, but when I started the blog I was into getting fit and running in quite a focused way.

In a more general sense I write about Food, Travel & Coffee ~ with a slice of life on the side.

My blog is about Food & Drink – from dining out to cooking at home -healthy & indulgent are covered here. Travel – both in the UAE and further afield. I love traveling, from adventure to luxury or somewhere in between, it’s all about the experience. Coffee – Speciality Coffee is my thing. I write about where to find Speciality Coffee in Dubai with a helpful Speciality Coffee Map, through to coffee recipes and learning how to pour the perfect latte.

Whilst the focus of the blog is described above, I also write about Life!  More specifically I cover a few Expat Tips and being Healthy The My Dubai section covers some of my favorite experiences in Dubai, be it celebrating Ramadan and Fasting, or helping with FilingThe Blues, and occasionally the odd trip to the salon for hair or nails.  I occasionally I write a ‘from the heart’ posts or tips about blogging sharing a few tips that I’ve learnt along the way.

FoodeMag dxb

In addition to writing here, I am also Editor and Business Head for Food e Mag dxb, please click on the link to find out more. FoodeMag dxb is a commercial magazine and is registered as a free zone Company in Dubai, whilst CoffeeCakesAndRunning is very much a personal website.


I’m passionate about coffee and am a real coffee lover, always on the hunt for specialty coffee and an avid supporter of Specialty Coffee Shops & Roasters. I’m always hunting out new coffee beans and coffee gadgets to grind and brew at home too.


I’m not a professional photographer, but try to showcase the food and drink that I eat and drink as best as I can using my Nikon 3200 and Sony A6000. Other images are taken with a Samsung Galaxy S6 

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Find me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and please do feel free to contact me, I love to hear from you.  I’m also on Snapchat as CoffeeCakesRun.


On Content

I always write in my own style so will be open and honest in my posts. Writing with integrity and authenticity is one of my key values.

I do not write about anything that I have not personally experienced and therefore I do not rehash press releases into content.

I do not endorse products unless I actually use them myself regularly.


I am not a fitness/nutrition/diet expert so please take advice if you are considering taking up exercise etc.

All opinions in this blog are my own.

All images (unless mentioned otherwise) are taken by me and are my property, please don’t reuse them without my express permission.

When I am provided with a complimentary food and/or drink or receive a press invite to attend a particular event I will elude to that in the post.  This refers to posts before 1st June 2018 and the implementation of the new Media Regulations in Dubai.

I do not accept payment for posts on this website, or on my social media channels and I am not registered, nor do I intend to be registered for a Media License. (if this changes, then I’ll let you know).

Reviews : reviews are based on my opinions and my personal experience on the day when I visited an establishment.

Please note : Everyone of us, has a different perception of taste, flavour, value for money, favourite food and view on what is good/bad service etc – this is very subjective.  I try very hard to portray my experience and to give an accurate view based on my experience at the time of my visit – but you must appreciate this is based on my opinions and expectations which may be different than yours.

Thanks for dropping by


Work with me over at FoodeMag dxb

Have something which is related to Food, Travel or Wellness,  then do get in touch for Editorial considerations for FoodeMag dxb by contacting me debbie@foodemag.com


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