If you’re fascinated by the architecture in Mar Mikhael, and if you’ve always wanted to visit a traditional old Lebanese house, then Beyt will give you just that. Located towards the end of Mar Mikhael street, Beyt is situated on the second floor of an old Lebanese building. You climb up a small flight of stairs and land directly in their charming garden, perfect for a spring breakfast or afternoon coffee.
On the inside, Beyt is all about the traditional vibes, with an Arabic-style lounge area, a balcony overlooking the street with two small tables that seat two people each, and a gift shop packed with local goods, from jams to rosewater and even some hand-crafted goodies! The service might be a bit slow sometimes, but be bold about passing by the kitchen and asking for what you want! The menu has everything, from coffee to drinks and breakfast to lunch and dinner items. I’m a fan of their breakfast and healthy desserts (did anyone say flourless chocolate cake?). Beyt is well-known for its pizzas too.
After a quiet time in Beyt’s beautiful space, you can walk around Mar Mikhael to discover nearby street art or visit Plan Bey or Zawal to catch some lovely drawings and other handmade products such as scarves and bowls.