. It’s bringing a new twist to Lebanese classics and people are falling in love. Lebanese and non-Lebanese people alike are freaking out about it after BlogTO, a local Toronto Blog, featured it in a video. The cafe and bakery is called
(of Lebanon?). Republic offers mana2eesh, brunch and traditional baked goods. This video was viewed over 164,000 times in just 2 days – with almost 700 shares and 2.3k likes: The cafe was launched by George Tohme and Carmela Akiki and many of the mana2eesh on the menu are named after George’s five sisters and their other female relatives. It’s been quite hard finding authentic Lebanese food in Toronto. This cafe seems to offer the original Lebanese foods but with a twist. From the cheese and zaatar man2oushe to a platter of hummus, baba ghanouj, labneh, bread and olives – Republic has it all. They even have bi2lewa (baklava) and Riz b 7alib (rice pudding). And nammoura.. And it wouldn’t be authentic without the original Lebanese coffee.. A Sami C. left this review on Yelp:
Of course, many local Lebanese people are using this cafe as a way to introduce others to our food: And we can finally show people that there is more to Lebanese food than just shawarma: And of course, the joke that never knows how to die:
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