Manaret Beirut

Where: New Al Merqab Street, Al Nasr - almost opp. to Family Food Centre

When: All week, 8 am or 9 am or more appropriately when the bus arrives with the staff.

What’s on the menu: Arabic goodies like fatayers and egg varieties.

What was consumed:

Got excited to see shakshouka on the menu after a pleasant experience in Shater Abbas. There were hardly any customers choosing to have breakfast here.
Back on to the food: the eggs were cooked with a little less oil than I would’ve liked, living in Qatar, how can anyone have less “OIL” ? Dry eggs aren’t my favorite. The eggs with the khubz are very bland in general and didn’t anyway feel like a meal. It felt more like one portion of the meal.
A bit of a saving grace is the salad plate, do make sure to get it in order to avoid coming out searching for where to go for breakfast.

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Verdict:
Hani: If you never came here for breakfast, you wouldn’t be missing out.  For the evening you may come and try the sausage shawarma.

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Where: Near MidMac Roundabout.

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When: Breakfast served daily from 7AM to 11AM

What’s on the menu: Pancakes, Eggs of different kinds and “Arabic Breakfast” (consisting of lebneh, manakeesh and eggs). The options are limited but offers popular items which makes it easier for you to choose from. The cost varies from QR 38 to QR 48.

What we ate:

Hani: 

I had farm fresh eggs which is two eggs, served with turkey bacon or sausages, grilled tomatoes and rosti potatoes. It was great to know that this restaurant had turkey bacon, since I have to start watching my cholesterol, this alternative was welcomed ( I know I know, there are fried potatoes and eggs on my plate).
What’s also note-worthy here is that the preparation was kept simple, devoid of much spices. My latte was average.




Kavi: You know by now, I am not big on sweet stuff for breakfast. But I decided to forgo the customary (read ‘boring and safe’) eggs for pancakes this time. And boy, was I glad. The pancakes were delicious, light, perfectly sweet with a very very tiny hint of cinnamon. The maple syrup and the raspberry compote were very well suited to it. I absolutely LOVED it!


Hani’s verdict:  Quiet place for breakfast up in the morning, has large windows giving meaning to the saying “bright breakfast mornings”.

They also have a lot of Lonely Planet books stocked, giving your travel plans a morning boost.

Kavi’s verdict: Delumptious.

A quick note on the service. It was GOLD STAR. There’s a very efficient gentleman whose name is Raju. He’s courteous, attentive and extremely good at what he does. If there’s a problem with your order (unlikely as it may be), he’ll make it right in no time. Do tip generously.