February 17, 2013 Lebanon Middle East

2012: Best Breakfast in Lebanon
Morning Delights


Lebanon boasts a number of restaurants some of which welcome guests in the early hours of the morning to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Whether it's pancakes, croissants, eggs scrambled or Sunny Side Up), manakeesh or even a buffet feast of fancy cheese and cold cuts you desire – here is a list of my favourite breakfast spots to start your day – in this case your year!

Breakfast (literally meaning to break the fasting period of the prior night) is the first meal taken after rising from a night's sleep, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day's work. Among English speakers, "breakfast" can be used to refer to this meal, or, less commonly, to refer to a meal composed of traditional breakfast foods (such as eggs, oatmeal and sausage) served at any time of day.

Joanna’s Table at Kitsch: Fresh and Super Tasty Breakfast

For the past few years, Beirut saw the emergence of a number of unconventional outlets, finding a place for themselves in the market. One of the first places to open such a unique concept store is Kitsch. Kitsch is located on the ground floor of an old and authentic Lebanese house in Gemmayze. The boutique-café-bakery »more…

Koukh El Sabaya: An Authentic Breakfast in the Village

Nestled on the mountains of Mount-Lebanon Metn district, a few minutes before  the Zaarour complex is the famous breakfast spot, Koukh El Sabaya, serving loyal customers from early morning until late afternoon. Koukh El Sabaya is for the Metn region what Ambaratoriat el Lahm Baajin is for the Keserwan district. Why spend more than 45 »more…

A Majestic Breakfast at Hotel Le Vendome Beirut

You get out of bed sometimes wanting to feel pampered somehow, maybe crave to get that special royal treatment?  A silver tray with all your heart’s desire served on silverware? I suggest you drive down for breakfast at Sydney’s – located on the 11th floor of the Hotel Le Vendome Beirut on Ain Mreiseh, Beirut. »more…

A Continental Breakfast at Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

A luxurious hotel-quality, taste, choice and service… AL Mandaloun cafe, which I already reviewed more than once, venting its professionalism and food taste is still maintaining a high standard from breakfast to dinner. Every morning, Al Mandaloun Dbayeh serves a continental breakfast, High-end Hotel-Style where you can enjoy a large variety of mouthwatering cold cuts »more…

The Gordon’s Cafe, The Door To Downtown Beirut

Mmmmmm, Simply perfect: More than a restaurant, better than a cafe… Chic, trendy, cosmopolitan and casual, the Gordon’s Cafe, located in Five Star Le Gray Hotel,  is the perfect place for a delicious breakfast, a light lunch or a smooth afternoon tea on the sidewalk, amidst the bustling Beirut Central District. The Gordon’s Cafe has it »more…

Balima, A Cafe Boutique on Saifi Village Street

Balima, boutique is inspired by the social and cultural life taking place in Saifi: The creation of different seating corners with diverse distinctive characters: the terrace, the couches, alongside varied combinations of seating dispersed within the space… Balima is a fragment of the city transformed into a meeting place glowing with light, playful, fresh and»more…

Al Falamanki Cafe & Restaurant Beirut

Monot Street in Achrafiyeh is one of Beirut’s oldest and most charming areas, well known for its restaurants, night clubs and bohemian cafe culture. At night the street is busy with revellers, clubbers and diners but by day visitors can relax in one of the street’s many cosmopolitan cafes and enjoy a mint tea and »more…

Cappuccino, A Spanish Franchise at the Bay

More than just a coffee shop at the bay: Cappuccino is a delicious restaurant located in a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere by the seaside. I had the chance to take pictures of the complete menu of the Cappuccino Grand Cafe that has opened in Zaitunay Bay Beirut. The Cappuccino Grand Cafe is a Spanish franchise »more…

Breakfast at Casper & Gambini’s

A tasty breakfast at Casper & Gambini’s ABC Dbayeh. Casper & Gambini’sis one of my favorite spots to go and have a good breakfast – a great way to start and boost up my energy for a long day, especially at their ABC Dbayeh and Verdun branches. Their ice-tea is the best I have had yet »more…

Urbanista: Modern, Refreshing and Tasty

Just when you think that Gemmayze can’t be host to another outlet, a new place pops up. I recently discovered Urbanista restaurant/cafe, a place that I loved. As I sat down surrounded with natural wood, big leather chairs, brick walls, books, magazines, people from different parts of the world, reading, working or eating… I felt »more…

Suitable For: Morning Delights






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