It's called Lady Grey and it's located in Metn area. Known by only a few, this cafe/restaurant is special, let's say different than others around. The ambiance is cozy and calm, the food is good and healthy, the ingredients are special and the plates are decorated nicely. My wife loves the place with an inspiration as she gets acquainted with new and special ingredients.
On the Rabieh/Bayada internal road, behind Stereophonie, next to the Orthodox Church on the Byblos Bank street is Lady Grey. An English-style coffee shop that opens from 10:30am to 10pm and offers a selection of cakes and cookies, eggs and manakish for breakfast, as well as sandwiches for lunch and dinner. A Plat du Jour or a daily special is what people come here for.
This restaurant offers a mixture of delicate french cuisine and a tasty Mediterranean dishes.
White ceramic tiles, white walls, old style homey furniture, a display fridge, antique decoration and a bar. Don't expect something fancy, but more of a living room like my grandma's house and I like it. It's not like those commercial cafes, it's Lady Grey.
On the tables, or at least the one we were sitting on, there's a joke hidden under the glass to read and maybe put a smile on your face. English style placemats, Chinaware, lounge music, good food... A place my mum also loves...
- Pasta and hot entrees
- Main dishes
I loved the selection of Awan tea, a local company that offers an interesting selection of tea flavors.
We came for breakfast:
- Lady Grey Sandwich: Fresh French bread, slightly toasted on the outside with a homemade chutney flavor that takes over as a start. Melting cheese, tender ham and a sauce as an after note for juiciness and flavor. Not sweet and rich, a tasty and simple sandwich. Enjoyable.
- Mankoushe: A small mankoushe, thin and crunchy dough and a load of vegetables. A good looking mankoushe, but too many vegetables. Nothing to write home about. Like a fatouch flavored mankoushe.
- Eggs and Bacon: A beautifully presented plate which reflects a real English breakfast. Two sunny side up eggs on toasted French bread, crunchy bacon and a load of grilled mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Juicy egg, full of taste, lightly buttery, a crispy bacon and a tender bread. Let every bite combine the three. Simple and clear. The bacon is the best this plate has to offer. Very well done and flavorful. I loved its crunch. The tomatoes were a bit undercooked, but I enjoyed the mushrooms.
- Gryuere and Zubaa tart: It's a very good one. Fresh, crispy dough topped with a generous portion of cheese, cherry tomatoes and wild thyme. I loved the fresh cream, the full bodied cheese, the crispy crust and the Zubaa that makes the difference. That's surely something I'll remember for a long time. Bravo.
- Ginger Cheesecake: Good looking for sure, a white cheese cake topped with golden marmalade. The biscuit bed is too dull and soft, the cheese too heavy, as for the ginger, it adds the flavor to make this cake different. Not my favorite.
- Carrot Cake: A large triangle filled with nuts. A juicy heart, aromatic with a hint of spiciness. A healthy cake.
- Chocolate Cake: Yummy! A condensed and fluffy cake with a moist heart, not too sweet and offering a superb chocolate flavor. I loved it, big time!
- You'll be served by a local team, the owners or maybe relatives
- Prices are reasonable
- Food is fresh, feels healthy and enjoyable
- Portions are generous
Close to home, calm and different, Lady Grey is a place I recommend for tasty food for your business meetings or romantic outings.