An old Lebanese sweets shop including ‘Knafeh’ and ‘Backlawa.’ Hamra, Beirut. Tel: (961) 01-354400. Open: 6:00 AM–6:00 PM.
A small coffee shop that offers assorted coffee and cakes. Wi-fi available. Hamra Street, Hamra, Beirut.
Its cuisine, quality, and standards are French style. Plaza Hotel, Hamra, Beirut. Tel: (961) 01-755777. Average price per person: $10-$30
Old, local coffee shop that serves freshly-roasted coffee, sandwiches, and desserts. Wi-fi available. Reasonable pricing. Neamat Yafat Street, off Hamra Main Street (near the Crown Plaza), Hamra, Beirut. Tel: (961) 01-347531. Open: 8:00 AM–12:00 AM
A coffee shop with free wi-fi service in the morning, and a candle-lit pub with gourmet food in the evenings. A classic movie is being screened every night. Makdissi Street, Hamra, Beirut. Tel: (961) 03-575282. Open: 10:00 AM–2:00 AM. Price range: $10-$30.
Gloria Jeans Coffee:
Coffee served with wi-fi internet. Makdesi Street, Hamra, Beirut. Tel.: (961) 01- 741053. Open: 8:00 AM–12:00 AM
Taj Al Moulouk Sweets:
Offers Lebanese sweets such as ‘Knafeh’ and ‘Backlawa,’ as well as Lebanese booza (ice cream). Bliss Street, Beirut (one block from AUB). Tel: (961) 01-864259. Open: 6:00 AM–12:00 AM.
A large, US-based chain of coffee shops with several locations in Beirut, including in the main cafeteria at AUB. There is also a branch on Hamra Street. Tel: (961) 1 743436. Open 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM.