Café Younes, Hamra, Beirut – Bouncing, Enormity & Debris

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(Bagpuss) Café Younes, Neemat Yafet Street, Beirut, Lebanon.  Monday, c1.10pm
Rakweh (Middle-Eastern coffee with cardamom):  7000 LL (c£3). Strong, sludgy, full of very much functioning caffeine, lots of cardamom flavour. Very effective and a lovely flavour but probably better for my taste buds with a small, very sweet treat. Quality 9/10, to my taste, 7/10 (seriously, I was bouncing off the walls after that!)
Beards:  c4 (only one of the real deal hipster ilk though)
MacBook:  1 (but expected to see c10)
Laptop:  2
Pushchairs:  0 (but I wouldn’t even contemplate a pushchair on the challenging pavements of Beirut.  But c6 pushchairs would adequately reflect spaciousness)
Furniture:  felt like it was mismatching but it’s matching
China:  unexciting, probably matching but lots of different coffees, each seemingly with a designated cup or mug
Food: I can’t remember if they had any.  I was too excited by the enormity of the coffee menu
Toilet:  see above
Wi-Fi:  free password for each person
Summary:  serious coffee house, complete with basement roastery and biggest coffee menu I’ve ever seen. Interesting use of war destruction debris with the light feature (in photo). All round exciting and fantastic mix of old school coffee house and modern cafe and rakweh is the ultimate energy boost, it transpires. 9/10
Flat White & Black Coffee Reviews's photo.
Flat White & Black Coffee Reviews's photo.
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