12 Stunning Garden Cafes In Beirut That Will Make You Forget You’re In The City

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If you’re looking to enjoy a coffee or a meal surrounded by the charm and vibes of nature without leaving the city, here are some stunning garden cafes in and around Beirut.

With their beautiful settings and enchanting ambiance, these garden cafes will make you forget you’re still in the city.

#1 Blue House Tea

This enchanting fairytale-like tea house is tucked away in Gemmayzeh, Beirut – Alice might want to join the tea party!

#2 BEYt Garden Café

BEYt is a secret garden café and cultural space in an old traditional house in the heart of Mar Mikhael, Beirut.

#3 Makan

Offering delicious international cuisine in an intimate setting, Makan’s garden is set in an old mansion in Mar Mikhael hidden from the streets and the crowds. It is run by the same team that manages BEYt.

#4 Hotel Albergo

Hotel Albergo is a 1930s building transformed into an incredibly unique hotel full of wonders on the interior. On the rooftop, the hotel offers a charming natural scene with a garden overlooking the bustling city of Beirut.

#5 Union Marks

A surprising find, Union Marks is a silk factory-turned-pub, an absolute hidden gem in Bourj Hammoud that exudes a mix of vintage and modern vibes.

#6 Salon Beirut

Inspired by jazz-era salons, Salon Beirut includes a relaxing garden space where you can indulge in a calm moment away from reality.

#7 Orenda

The resto-bar Orenda is a plant-based and pet-friendly hideaway in Mar Mikhael, Beirut where you can enjoy coffee, food, and cocktails in a stunning garden.

#8 L’Appartement Beirut

L’appartement is a cozy garden bistro and hidden gem located in Ashrafieh offering a supremely laid-back escape from the city life.

#9 Dar el-Wardieh

Dar had to make the unfortunate decision to close in 2020, however, the popular spot has recently reopened under a new name at its same Hamra location. Coffee and book lovers unite!

#10 Kalei Coffee Co.

Kalei Coffee Co. is one of Beirut‘s most beloved coffeehouses and hang-out spots that transforms into a bar at night. It’s one of the preferred places to work remotely in Beirut.

#11 Beit Em Nazih

After Gemmayzeh’s beloved Em Nazih Cafe was destroyed by the Beirut Explosion, the management still operates at its location in Hamra Urban Gardens.

#12 Café Younes

The iconic Café Younes recently opened its new Hamra branch in a spot that is as green as it gets.

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