May 20, 2019 Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh (Restaurant Closed)

2.85 out of 5 based on 1 professional review.

RATING:57/100

Welcoming: 2/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 6.5/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 12/30

Architecture / Interior: 5/10

Food presentation: 6/10

Service: 7/10

Value for money: 8/10

Located in the heart of Achrafieh facing Pate a Choux on Sodeco street, “Furn w Fekhar” is the latest bakery to open proposing a selection of manakish, wraps, sandwiches, and food served in clay pots. The all-day breakfast restaurant has it all; manakish in the oven, saroukh, pizzas, mini bites, fekhar, mashrouha, Kaak, sandwiches, salads, sweet mouajjanet.

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Visiting at noon, I wanted to try a taste of breakfast and lunch. Let’s have Labneh and Awarma manouche, turkey and cheese saroukh, Margherita pizza, eggplant, and Laban Fatteh, French fries sandwich.

A loaded bowl of Fatteh served in a clay pot; diced eggplant served with their thick skin, chickpeas, toasted bread, watery Laban and crunchy nuts.

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  • Pizza Margherita needs flavor, acidity, salt, and a thinner dough. A bit too chewy, the filling needs a kick, needs more taste.
  • The Turkey and cheese sandwich is sweet!!!!! Why is it covered with milk? That’s new to me! An unpleasant taste of sweetness and a lack of salt. Generously filled, the saroukh is fulfilling.
  • The French fries sandwich that reminded me of my school days! When fries were undercooked, the bread was soggy and the pickles very crunchy. The change: More fries cooked adequately to crunch, more balance and a thicker, more generous sandwich.
  • Awarma w Labneh: the labneh is cooked in a closed Manouche like a calzone mixed with Awarma. Good taste but again, the dough is sweet and too thin for the filling. 

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Clearly: A lack of “Lebanese Nafass” and knowhow. A Lebanese chef is needed in here. Food is not only about ingredients, but how you use them properly.

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Pay attention: they have no credit card.




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