Reading books is known for having scientifically proven benefits, including improving brain connectivity, reducing stress, fighting depression symptoms, and even helping in preventing cognitive decline.
That’s in addition to the wealth of knowledge and inspiration, and the soothing virtual escape from the stress and worries.
Lebanese people are known for their love of knowledge and reading, and many seek these getaway moments in coffee shops where bookworms enjoy reading for hours on end while enjoying coffee in a relaxing atmosphere.
Here are some of these good coffee shops if you are looking for such a pleasant escape.
Also situated in Badaro, Curl Book & Coffee Shop is a book and coffee shop selling English books for Adults and serving as an in-store cafe. It offers a wide variety of coffee and other drinks as well as pastries.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 am until 8:30 pm, Sunday Closed.
Situated in Hamra, Barzakh is a bookshop of used books and a cafe, providing a quiet and cozy escape during the day and many cultural events in the evening, such as readings, screenings, and performances.
Barzakh Bookshop opens from 9 am until 10 pm, from Monday to Saturday.
Nothing is better than taking one of your fave books and reading it surrounded by greenery. Located in the heart of Mar Mikhael, the BEYt Garden Café is a garden and cultural space where you can do just that.
Riwaq Beirut is a library, cafe, bar, and restaurant where people, especially bookworms, can enjoy their time reading a book, sip a good cup of coffee, and chat with like-minded people around breakfast, lunch, or dinner.