Friday, 10 December 2010

Coffee Shop Series - Cafe Younes Gourmet

I know that it's Saturday and I'm a day late, but it completely slipped my mind yesterday and well, better late than never right?

The thing that I love about Cafe Younes is the outdoors seating area. I think it has one of the nicest ones out of all the coffee shops around the area. When the weather is just right, there's no where better to sit and enjoy your coffee. The only problem is that there is rarely an empty seat outside, which is why I don't get to sit there much! To my knowledge, the downstairs indoors area is supposed to be a non-smoking area, but recently I've seen a lot of people sitting there and smoking. The upstairs area is also non-smoking, and is perfect if you're looking for a place to work or study with your laptop. Literally, if you look up, all you see are people and their laptops lined up side by side.

The Drinks

As usual, my preferred drink has something to do with Caramel! The Caramelized Coffee is by far the best caramel coffee I've had. It's very sweet though, so if you're not a big fan of sugar I don't recommend that you try it. The French-Press is also really good. Their American Coffee is alright, it's not the best but it's good enough if you get to sit outside!

Other Pluses?

They do have free Wi-Fi, but the connection is not that great. If you're a patient person, you'll be fine using it. If you're there to do hardcore research, I wouldn't advise using the Wi-Fi.
Their food is good, as well as their desserts. The chocolate spoons are my favorite.
The service is great, I've never had any problems with wrong orders, late orders or even missing orders.

For everyone who enjoys something sweet once in a while, make it Cafe Younes' Caramelized Coffee, you won't regret it.


Mich said...

Cafe Younes is my favorite spot in Beirut. I go there straight from the airport and spend a few hours a day there when I am in town. I just love the feeling of the place, the outdoors seating that you describe so well, the friendly service you get, the way you always meet friends there or get to know new ones... Everything about the place is perfect and oh... they have the best cappuccino! :-)

Joumana said...

The indoors is completely non-smoking so if you see anyone smoking there it's only because they haven't been caught yet. They should be reported. I've never seen the staff allow smoking inside if they noticed it. I always kick trespassers out very rudely, myself, because there are no less than 8 no-smoking signs when you walk in.