BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN BEIRUT
Are you craving eggs Benedict? Or are you more of the granola type? After a long night of partying, a good brunch is crucial. Here are our favourite brunch spots in Beirut.
LizaBrunch sunday 12h00 – 16h00
Metropolitan club doumani street, trabaud, Achrafieh
Tel +961 1 208 108 / +961 71 71 71 05
This grand buffet –and beautiful setting– is an excellent way to start the day. For (LBP 63.000) indulge in an unlimited amount of Lebanese mezzes and sweet treats.
TawletMonday to Saturday 1pm-4pm
Closed on Sundays Armenia st. Mar Mikhael
Tel +961 1 448129
If you feel like Arabic food – Tawlet is your best bet. The buffet (LBP 50.000/33$) includes unlimited arak, homemade lemonade / rosewater, and sumptuous food. Check their weekly schedule to find out which local chef is doing the honours.
Four SeasonsBreakfast every day until noon
Professeur Wafic Sinno Avenue, Minet El Hosn
Tel +961 1 761 000
If you tend to wake up late, ignore this one. If you’re prepared to sacrifice a bit of sleep for some mind-blowing food then book a table at the The Grill Room Restaurant for breakfast. Their unlimited buffet (LBP 58.000/38$ per person) is to die for and the waiters are at your beck and call.
Daily from noon-3am
No reservations unless 6 or more
Alexander Flemming St. Mar Mikhael
Tel +961 1 569040
Happy Prince sure knows how to make us happy. For Brunch, try their selection of Bloody Marys and their Nutella Hot Coco (LBP 10.000/7$) with the steak and eggs sandwich (LBP 30.000/20$). But really, order the burger (LBP 23.000/15$).
Frosty PalaceMonday-Saturday from 11am-11pm
Closed on Sundays
Pharaoh St. Mar Mikhael
Tel +961 1 449 595
There’s nothing better than a juicy burger and a good milkshake to cure a hangover. This tiny American diner not only plays great retro tunes but also serves some of the best fatty sandwiches, burgers, pancakes, or desserts you’d want to chew on after a rough night. Salads are also available if your significant other sadly happens to be on a diet.
CasablancaBrunch on Sunday only from 11am-3pm
Dar Al Mreisseh St. Ain El Mreisseh
Tel 961 1 369334
Casablanca is known for only using organic products –most of which come straight from the owner’s farm in the countryside– so indulge in a healthy brunch and order a sake martini! We particular recommend that you try their cheesecake (LBP 16.500/10$), it’s wow.
GinetteDaily from 8am-10pm
Convivium V Project, Gouraud St. Gemmayzeh
Tel +961 1 570440
Are you craving a fresh pomegranate juice (LBP 8.750) with Eggs Royale (LBP 23.000)? We are. This concept store / eatery serves some tasty healthy dishes. If you plan on going with your significant other, why not order a Classic Breakfast for two (LPB 38.500) which includes a Hot drink, fresh juice, a viennoiserie basket, jam & butter with French bread and a waffle sprinkled with sugar.
Bread RepublicDaily from 7.30am-11pm
Nehme Yafet St. Hamra
Tel +961 1 739040
Bread Republic is a healthy breakfast and lunch spot. Serving organic vegetables and local produce, dishes are tastefully wholesome. Egg worshippers: order the Tabouleh omelette (LBP 11.500/7.5$) for the perfect west-meets-orient type of dish. Their dark lemonade, with blackcurrant and blackberry, is also pretty delicious.
AlbergoDaily from 9am-12am
Albergo Hotel, 137 Abdel Wahab El Inglizi St. Achrafieh
Tel +961 1 339797
For a bit of sunshine, head to the Albergo’s rooftop. This charming Garden of Eden is one of our favourite spots to enjoy a tasty breakfast. Whether you’d like some scrambled eggs with truffles (LBP 40.000) or are more into their Lebanese Breakfast Combo (LBP 37.000/24$), this place will treat you well.
Indigo on the roofLe Gray Hotel, Martyrs’ Sq, Downtown
Tel +961 1 972000
While they stop serving breakfast at 12.00 on the weekend, you can catch a “late breakfast” for lunch on Sundays. Eggs are naturally on the menu and they’re egg-cellent. Their bircher muesli and porridge are also pretty damn good.
PruneDaily from noon-11pm
Tel +961 1 569 939
If –like us– you’re obsessed with truffles, then order the oeuf cocotte baked in a ramequin and covered with cream and black truffle (LBP 19.000). If you dig oysters, they’re also on the menu. Prune is a great way to start the day and A cote (their next door bistro, which serves tasty sandwiches and lobster rolls) is also a good choice.
Meat the FishMonday-Friday from 10.30 am – 7 pm Saturday 10.30am-5pm
Closed on Sundays Moukhallassiya st. Saifi Village
Tel +961 1 993 606
We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we are huge fans of Meat the Fish. From their fresh oysters to their delicious sandwiches, everything they make is a dream. We recommend this place any time of the day.
ON A BUDGET
KissproofBrunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm
Main Street, Badaro
Tel +961 1 382992
How would you feel about waking up to oven-baked eggs served with either sausages or goat cheese, house made granola (LBP 9.000) and a tasty Bloody Mary (LBP 14.000)? Sounds like heaven to us.