Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

Zaatar Wa Zeit
24-hour café that's busy all day and night. Perfect for a early morning snack before bed.
Waterlemon
High design café with seasonal décor changes and a light airy feel.
Tribeca
Laid-back New York-style café in Achrafieh.
Sydney’s
Suit up, gents.
Spoon
One Stop has become Spoon with a slick all wooden interior and laid back music.
Ristretto
Small American-style diner serving strong black coffee pancakes and eggs.
Regusto
An old-school café serving up sport beer and decent Armenian food.
Rawda Café
A local institution a trip to Rawda is a glimpse into real everyday Beirut life.
Place de L’Etoile
A spacious outdoor terrace pretty surroundings and an impressive political clientele.
Paul
High quality breads cakes and coffee from the Beirut outpost of this global chain.
Manara Palace
Popular with families Manara Palace has a large open terrace right by the sea.
Lina’s
The perfect place to kick back with a strong morning coffee a little bit of breakfast and a newspaper.
Le Rouge
Le Coffee
American-style diner serving burgers milkshakes and all things unholy.
La Maison du Café Najjar
Contemporary café from the coffee barons of the Najjar family.
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. 
De Prague
A social hub for the arty Hamra crowd de Prague is café by day and bar by night
Chase
Laid-back Achrafieh stalwart overlooking Sassine Square.
Casper & Gambini
With great food efficient service and an understatedly hip atmosphere Casper's remains a favourite.
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 Kahwa
Across the road from the university Al Kahwa attracts a friendly student crowd.
Al Falamanki
Backgammon, Shisha and Lebanese tea are all on the menu at this lively little café

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