Located right on the sea, the Manara Palace Café is always popular enough to warrant it opening all day and night. With an outdoor terrace as well as a large yet basic interior, the vibe is relaxed and pleasant during the day – perfect for snacks and Turkish coffee flavoured with cardamom, as well as for taking in the sea air. During the night it becomes more upbeat, with a live Arabic group every evening from 10pm. But where Manara really comes in handy is in the early morning after an all-night Beirut party binge. Come around 4 or 5am and eat – or continue to drink – to your heart’s content while you watch the sunrise.