Lina's Good Food and Good Mood

Working on a project at home with your friends can end up being very depressing if your house lacks privacy and is over crowded with talkative neighbors that your parents love and of course of it lacks yummy food. Thankfully there is Lina's, a casual fun café, where you can meet with your friends over some delicious drinks or try their new appetizing menu. Lina's Badaro is our favorite branch due its spacious French atmosphere that is filled with positive vibes and a very comfortable seating.
•We started with the "Poulet Thai" salad and it was a great beginning to our dinner. The salad contained rice noodles, sesame, coriander, red and green pepper, carrot, green beans and dinger. We loved how the vermicelli noodles were sliced and how fresh the ingredients were. The sauce was sweet and sour with some sesame oil which made the salad very enjoyable. 
•We went for the "Croque Monsieur" as appetizer especially that we were in a French cafe. It consisted of 2 toasted brown "pain de mie" filled with ham, cheese and béchamel sauce. We loved the buttery taste and how juicy it was. Chips and a green salad accompanied this tasty sandwich.
As main platters we had an "Escalope Poulet" and "Steak Frites".
•The "Steak Frites" was served sliced and topped with a special French sauce but what made this platter lose some ratings was the chewy meat. The sauce was very delicious and the fries were very crispy without being oily. 
•The "Escalope Poulet" was orgasmic! It was one of the best we ever had since it was very crunchy and thin without being oily. The salad on top of it (rocket, cherry tomatoes and parmesan shaves) made it more light and very unique to Lina's. It is one of the reasons we will be going to Lina's more often.
And now for the sweet part that always makes us leave a restaurant in a happier mood; the desserts. We ordered a "Moelleux au Chocolat" and a "Pain Perdu". Summer nights are here so we couldn't but have a vanilla milkshake.
•The "Moelleux au Chocolat" was overwhelming. It consisted of a very moist chocolate cake topped with chocolate sprinkles and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
•The "Pain Perdu" may not be the traditional one but hands down it was one of the best in town. The bread was extremely juicy and had a strong butter taste. It was topped with caramel and cooked apple cubes. To make it more juicy, a cup of caramel and a scoop of vanilla ice cream were served within the palate.

•The vanilla milkshake was spectacular. Pure happiness with every sip.

Lina's new menu additions were a success and those future meet ups won't be only fruitful but also delicious.
Average price: 20$ per person.
Rating: 8.5/10

Location: Badaro, Foch Street, Beirut, Lebanon 

Phone: 01 383 338


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