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This Montreal Restaurant Serves Lebanese Coffee So Authentic You’ll Feel Like You’re In Beirut

A little taste of Lebanon right in the Plateau.

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This Montreal Restaurant Serves Lebanese Coffee So Authentic You’ll Feel Like You’re In Beirut

In the mood for some traditional Lebanese coffee? Then Café Chez Téta is the spot to check out. With Montreal restaurants officially reopened, you can visit this Lebanese restaurant located in the Plateau for an experience so authentic you'll be transported to Beirut.

The restaurant offers Lebanese coffee in its traditional form, or with cardamom. Mmm...

It's served in the fanciest of Lebanese cups straight from the coffee pot, known as a "rakwe," and while the cups may seem small, you'll realize the potency of true Lebanese coffee beans sip after sip.

One cup costs $3.05, however, there are plenty of options to choose from. Café Chez Téta offers two lattes for $5, a cardamom latte and a chai latte, with an array of other coffee items on their menu.

The concept first began in August 2019, with the owners landing on the name and logo a month later, per their website. "Téta" means grandmother in Arabic — and it's safe to say nothing beats grandmother's cooking.

"The name of our café honours the childhood memories associated with the warm and friendly welcome from my grandmother," their website says.

If you aren't in the mood for coffee, Café Chez Téta also has some delicious Lebanese food options, including their manoucheh. While it is oftentimes known simply as "Lebanese pizza," it's far more than that.

As mentioned on Instagram, the manoucheh is prepared fresh every single morning and can be topped with various ingredients. A few of their popular choices on the menu include zaatar, cheese, kechek, which is made up of yogurt, tomatoes, and onions, or their iconic lahem bi ajin, made of ground meat, red peppers, and tomato paste.

If you're feeling up for the full Lebanese experience, then pair your meal with some of their dips, such as hummus, baba ghanouj, and labneh, a yogurt dip that won't disappoint.

Bon appétit! Or as they say in Lebanon, "sahtein!"

Café Chez Téta

Price: 💸

Address: 227, rue Rachel E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking to sip on some authentic Lebanese coffee or bask in the glory of some delicious Lebanese staples, such as manoucheh, tabouleh and hummus, then Café Chez Téta should be on your list of places to check out.

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