Everybody’s favourite intermediate meal is now widely known and loved in Lebanon. While the trendy city of Beirut has long been known as the “Paris of the Middle East,” it’s just recently welcomed more and more of the kinds of culinary trends you’d expect to find in the actual City of Lights.
This is great news for travellers craving a tasty, savoury, or even sweet brunch in Beirut. Forget about setting an alarm and prepare to indulge in one of this Lebanese city’s most popular food trends. You’re about to enjoy some of the best brunch food you’ve ever had.
Hungry for brunch in Beirut? We’ve rounded up seven options for you all over the city. Dig in and enjoy.
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Set in some pretty charming gardens, Dar Bistro & Books is a delightful cafe in Beirut offering visitors tasty brunch options amidst a sea of books to discover. The colourful decor makes the spot feel bright, warm and welcoming. And, the dishes are always fresh and enticing. Choose from avocado toast and roasted potatoes or opt for some delicious Eggs Benedict and a cinnamon iced tea.
Couqley is a pretty popular French restaurant that also doubles as one of the best spots for brunch in Beirut. Head here on a Saturday and you’ll be able to enjoy the same quality they deliver weekly but in inventive, delectable brunch dishes. Sugar-dusted Belgian waffles, omelettes, and eggs done pretty much any way you want them all make the brunch here totally top-notch.
Looking for a lively brunch in Beirut? Check out the boozy, music-filled brunches at Villa Badaro. Each weekend they host DJs to spin as tourists and locals alike sip on strong Bloody Marys and champagne. The garden setting and elevated dishes ensure that brunch here is no standard affair; it’s the luxury you’re looking for but in a relaxed garden setting.
Sugar-dusted everything at The Beazbee is going to have you drooling before you can even order. Brunch in Beirut simply wouldn’t be complete without visiting this trendy hotspot. Order their irresistible Croque Monsieur Sunny Side or stick with waffles, pancakes, and everything sweet. You can’t go wrong with a chocolate croissant and some strong coffee.
When you’re in the mood for a healthy breakfast or brunch, head one over to Breakfast Barn. Their focus is on farm-fresh dishes and all-natural options that are just as tasty as they are healthy. Serving breakfast and light brunch options, you can indulge in everything from fresh cereals and sandwiches to their delicious blends of nutrition-packed smoothies and cold-pressed juices.
This hotel-lobby style bistro is a favourite amongst locals and travellers alike to line up just to enjoy the famous daily continental breakfast buffet from 8 am until 12 pm. The interior of this trendy cafe is elegant and creative, upscale and trendy. This means that while it might be one of the best places for an early brunch in Beirut, it’s also perhaps one of the most Instagrammable.
Wander over to the hip neighbourhood of Mar Mikhael and find your way to Home Sweet Home Cafe. It’s the place to be if you’re after breakfast or brunch that tastes a bit like home. Count on numerous healthy options that never sacrifice quality or taste, such as their stacked-high pancakes and a nutrient-packed juice. Definitely make sure to order a coffee, as it’s some of the best in the city.