It's no secret that I love food and trying out new restaurants, just take a peek at my Instagram or Snapchat accounts and you'll be bombarded with images of food from all over the place. One of my favorite meals to enjoy is brunch. I love it so much that I consider it one of my favorite hobbies. I don't go out to brunch very often though, I usually like making my own selection of yummy foods on a Sunday morning that I get to enjoy while watching Empire or The Mindy Project. Last Sunday though, I got to try out the new brunch menu at Junkyard Beirut with some friends and it was an interesting experience.
I woke up a little later than planned and didn't have a lot of time to think about my outfit for the day, I just knew I wanted to be comfy so I wore my comfiest leggings that have a cute Christmas print. Up top, I went with a sweatshirt dress that's a little too short to be worn on its own and need opaque bottoms. A vest was a must, because I don't feel like my outfit is complete without one on. This one from Oxygene is pretty old but very well loved, I think it's been in my closet for a good four years now.
I had never been to Junkyard Beirut during the day in winter, for some reason I always consider it to be a summer venue because they have an AWESOME outdoor space. In the colder weather though they close it off, and they have a very quirky and cozy interior.
We were super duper hungry so we order a bunch of items from the menu (sausage frittata, avocado smash on toast with salmon, shakshouka, croque monsieur) to share. We also wanted to get the Lobster Roll but they had run out by the time we ordered! For drinks I started off with a brunch essential: MIMOSA, and then moved on to the Passion Fruit Martini which was delicious (possibly the best I've had in Lebanon). They also offer smoothies from Eat Sunshine, so I tried out the Banana Lucuma which included almonds, banana, lucuma, chia seeds, maple and vanilla, it wasn't too bad, but I would have preferred it if it included some berries.
My favorite items were the Sausage Frittata, Avocado Salmon Toast and the Passion Fruit Martini... yum! The best part about the whole brunch was spending time with some friends that I hadn't seen for a while. We got to catch up while having some yummy food, which is basically what brunch is all about!
Meet the brunch crew: Danielle from Beirutista and her hubby, Serge from The Foodict, PAOLA , Chanty from Le Blog De Chanty, and the one and only +Mohammad Hijazi !
Dress + Necklace + Handbag: H&M | Vest: Oxygene | Leggings: Target | Scarf: Vintage | Boots: Primark | Sunglasses: Quay Australia | Ring: Cera Barr | Nails: China Glaze "Under The Stars"
Where's your favorite brunch spot in Beirut?
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