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Atmosphere: 5/5. Modern-rustic decor, not especially Arabic, a lot of wood. Both indoor and outdoor seating, it has an open front so even the indoor seats are kind of outside. Very casual, very chill.

Argileh: 4/5. Fine. Not the best, but about normal. Had melon and it was Nakhla all the way. This place uses mostly standard Lebanese pipes, but has a couple tall brass aragil with the Syrian trumpet vases.

Service: 4/5. Decent for Lebanese standards, which means not the fastest in the world but you're not ignored (which often happens in Beirut)

Food: 5/5. Really good. Their specialty is Ka'ak (or Ka3ak as they spell it), which is sort of like a Lebanese bagel. You can get this for breakfast lunch or dinner, stuffed with any sort of things, cheese, jams, sandwich type things, etc. Also have regular Lebanese and some Western food. No alcohol but a very good selection of drinks including lots of fresh juices, coffees, teas, and sahlab, which is a hot creamy drink so thick that calling it a drink is kind of a joke. (Good stuff in winter though!)

Price: 5/5. Brilliant. Argile is 11,000 LL, or a hair over $7. Food is also very cheap

Overall: A great place for breakfast or lunch foodwise, and they're open very late, still serving food, but by this point most people are there for argile. If you're in Hamra and want something off the beaten path, I recommend it[/size][/font][/color]

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