We all love to start the day with a satisfying breakfast, and with so many options in Lebanon, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with choices. However, we can point you in the right direction! Simply follow our list of the best breakfast spots that are guaranteed to serve you great food in the morning and a bill you can digest!
The Lebanese Bakery: Achrafieh
Found in the heart of Achrafieh, The Lebanese Bakery (+961 1 337 807) serves traditional manouche and mouajjanet with a variety of different toppings, including classic cheese to hummus and beetroot manoushe. This little neighborhood bakery sources its ingredients from farmers across Lebanon, making every bite truly local.
Ichkhanian Bakery: Zalka and Zokak el Blat
You cannot skip a hearty breakfast at Ichkhanian Bakery (+961 4 717 586). This Armenian bakery is most famous for its traditional lahmajun, which it has been serving since 1946. Infused with pomegranate molasses and spices, this meaty delight is simply irresistible! (Vegetarian option available.)
Pain de Sesame: Zalka
Knefe lovers unite at Pain de Sesame (+961 1 690 102). Open until noon, this simple spot serves hot and cheesy knefe that’s not too sweet or heavy. What’s more, the soft and fluffy kaake is made in-house.
Having experienced a recent boom as a coffee shop for university students, B.Hive (+961 1 355 351) also happens to be a great place for your morning fix! Savory sandwiches, pancakes, granola cups, bowls of cereal and any breakfast item you might crave can be found on the menu. (Vegan options available.)
Kaakeh Square: Mar Mikhael
Kaakeh Square (+961 1 568 095) offers over 20 different kaake combinations, including cheese, zaatar, kafta and soujouk. You’ll also find oat and seeded kaake on the menu. If you end up going with a friend, try the “brunch for two” option and enjoy assorted sides for you to customize your own square.
Roots Eatery: Mrouj
Roots Eatery (+961 81 297 397) serves an array of delicious breakfast items, such as eggs, halloumi, stuffed kaake, cold sandwiches and pastries! Indulge in a selection of stomach-satisfying favorites indoors on the terrace, which boasts the most amazing views!
The crowd favorite SUD Resto Bar (+961 81 666 481) features an “all-day brunch” option on its menu from 11am until 3pm. Choose one of the three set formulas or mix and match from the sweet, savory and egg section.
Al Mouajjanati: Hamra
El Soussi: Mar Elias
El Soussi (+961 1 312 145) is an iconic breakfast spot that has stood the test of time. Passed down through the generations, it was recognized by CNN as being one of the best foul and hummus restaurants in the world.
Sawani Falfoul: Badaro
Sawani Falfoul (+961 1 382 212) focuses on three main dishes: falafel, fatteh and foul. It actively promotes local, organic produce by supporting Lebanese farmers and small businesses. Authentic dishes are served with a unique twist, such as fattet sfiha! The place is also open 24/7.
Raseef Beirut: Hamra
Raseef Beirut (+961 1 340 081) is an old Beiruti house that has been transformed into a restaurant, café, pub and guesthouse. The ambience is relaxed, with plants all around you. The menu features a special breakfast formula to kick start your day.
Fern Ghattas: Gemmayze
Don’t let the size of Fern Ghattas (+961 1 585 218) fool you. This cozy 1920s bakery boasts more than 30 traditional manouche options, fatayer, sandwiches and mini bites.
Croissant Al Sheikh: Baabdat and Hamra
Nî café: ABC Verdun and ABC Achrafieh
Nî (Verdun: +961 1 812 330, Achrafieh: +961 1 330 214) offers different breakfast formulas from different cities around the world! For those who simply can’t get enough, the open breakfast buffet every Saturday and Sunday morning, from 10am until 12pm, is a must.Loading