Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


High quality breads cakes and coffee from the Beirut outpost of this global chain.
Le Coffee
American-style diner serving burgers milkshakes and all things unholy.
The perfect place to kick back with a strong morning coffee a little bit of breakfast and a newspaper.
Al Kahwa
Across the road from the university Al Kahwa attracts a friendly student crowd.
Small American-style diner serving strong black coffee pancakes and eggs.
One Stop has become Spoon with a slick all wooden interior and laid back music.
High design café with seasonal décor changes and a light airy feel.
An old-school café serving up sport beer and decent Armenian food.
Laid-back New York-style café in Achrafieh.
Laid-back Achrafieh stalwart overlooking Sassine Square.
Grand Cafe
We are a modern French brasserie, merging France's timeless vibrancy with an unmistakable Bay Area flair. But don't let the grandeur fool you. Dress up, dress down this is all of the French with none of the fuss. 
Manara Palace
Popular with families Manara Palace has a large open terrace right by the sea.
Place de L’Etoile
A spacious outdoor terrace pretty surroundings and an impressive political clientele.
Suit up, gents.
De Prague
A social hub for the arty Hamra crowd de Prague is café by day and bar by night
Zaatar Wa Zeit
24-hour café that's busy all day and night. Perfect for a early morning snack before bed.
Casper & Gambini
With great food efficient service and an understatedly hip atmosphere Casper's remains a favourite.
Le Rouge
Rawda Café
A local institution a trip to Rawda is a glimpse into real everyday Beirut life.
La Maison du Café Najjar
Contemporary café from the coffee barons of the Najjar family.
Bay Rock Café
Touristy but popular café with beautiful views over the Med and Pigeon Rocks.
Amore Mio Café
Smart modern café with a large terrace in the upmarket Verdun shopping area.
Al Falamanki
Backgammon, Shisha and Lebanese tea are all on the menu at this lively little café

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