I believe the first hundred meters of Gemmayze are tuning into “Asia Town” while the end from St.Nicolas stairs onward is becoming a destination for coffee lovers. Cortado is one of many signature coffee shops which had open in Lebanon the last year or so.
It has become a trend; friends are partnering to open coffee shops, casual cafes playing good music and serving good craft coffee.
Sitting on the sidewalk in Gemmayze facing Phil&Joe and the Red Cross, I let myself and body feel Beirut’s vibes. Beirut, my Beirut, PARIS of the east. Cars, traffic, people walking, smiles, laughs; a vibrant city.
Cortado is one small espresso bar serving coffee and several desserts; good quality desserts, good chocolate, Japanese jiggly cheesecake, chocolate cookies and much more.
I like it how Beirut is evolving; new coffee bars are a big part of it.