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“Good place, with air conditioned and seaview”
Review of Petite Cafe

Petite Cafe
Ranked #505 of 904 Restaurants in Beirut
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Good place to stay and relax a bit, not proper to have lunch or dinner, but a nice break time during the day or having a nice after dinner stop with friends

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We went there during Ramadan to take a view of the Rouche rocks and said maybe eat there too. The view is amazing if you sit outdoors.
We went about an hour before iftar, they were cleaning the indoor of the restaurant. The floor was all filled with water on the ground, plus open! If they want to clean in such a way, they should close the restaurant! We took some pictures in front of the Rouche rocks outdoors and wanted to sit at a table there, a manager came and told us in an impolite way that the table is reserved. We told him they should have a "reserved" sign so that customers could know. He answered us and told us that they usually do that, but now they are not fully open. If they are not fully open, then why are they letting people go inside and sit?
While leaving, one of the cleaning men bumped his mop into my jeans, and made a stain on it! The restaurant clearly needs a better service.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The view is fantastic - the food, not so much. I went because i just really needed somewhere to sit down after my long walk to Raouche and this is where I ended up. It's really pretty, but the food is mediocre and overpriced. Also, the staff doesn't speak English very well. Eat lunch somewhere else unless you're dead set on sitting somewhere with a view of the rocks.

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Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We went to Petit Cafe a few nights ago in the wee hours of the morning as we were still on North America time and unable to sleep. This 24 hour restaurant by the Raouche rocks is directly in front of them and has a large outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. One may choose to be seated inside or opt for the terrace. The furniture is rattan with pleasant summer shades of blue and green and the atmosphere is spacious. The host asked us if we would like indoor or out, and as it was 25 degrees celsius at 4 a.m., we sat outside. An average menu...Lebanese fare along with North American style dishes ( quesadillas, steak, omellettes, etc.). We were in the mood for light eating, so we chose sambousik with cheese (smalll deep-fried cream cheese-filled pastry), borek (deep-fried cheese rolls in phyllo dough) and fatayer bi sabanikh (small spinach pies), as well as a cheese omellette. The omellette was served open-faced with grated cheese on it, as well as a side platter of olives, tomatoes, cucumber and fresh mint. It was a decent early morning breakfast. Their cafe latte, however, leaves much to be desired. It was definitely espresso, but the milk used was powdered, and so gave the coffee a terrible smell and did not foam. Arabic coffee would be an option if you need a caffeine boost here. Otherwise, head across the street and down a block to the Second Cup or Starbucks and get a real latte. The mint tea is super though - a fresh bunch of mint leaves steeped in Lipton tea. Wonderfully refreshing.
This restaurant is mainly a huge shisha bar and becomes very busy from about 7 p.m. on. If you are staying at any of the nearby hotels (Coral Beach Suite, Rotana Arjaan, Safir Heliopolis) this is a good place for hanging out and having argile (water pipe) along with a bite to eat. Prices are average. The waiters are there just to take your order, then leave, so try and get what you need from the outset. There are some restaurants that are amazing when it comes to customer service such as Al Dar Lebanese restaurant down the street, and others that just don't seem to care all that much. This place is ok when you need a decent meal or to relax for a while.

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Thank Carol k
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

3 person, only one fruitttt, 3 coffee and 1 hummuş, 1 tebbuli , 3 waterpipe , we paid 180 dollarsss. Only the wiev fantastic. You can find good foods Another Place..

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Thank Barıs D
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