We first went to Cantina Sociale for a business meeting that soon turned into a wine tasting evening. This self-service wine shop, bar and café in the heart of Achrafieh,Beirut is perfect for breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, dinner… At Cantina Sociale wines come from all around the world : Lebanon -obviously- , France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Chile, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.
The place is ideal to enjoy an iced Americano while working on your computer -thanks to the free high-speed internet- or just enjoy a glass of rosé on the patio-looking terrasse.
We are not going to lie, it is the avocado toast that has us coming back over and over. It could hardly be any more perfect.
In the evening, the atmosphere gets voluptuous with music events, wine tastings, cheese boards or charcuterie.
Fun fact: wine dispensers are at your disposal, enabling you to sample 24 different wines.