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Mediterranean in Tirana

Despite its rather pretentious name, this place is all understatement, with a restrained decor and passionate staff who effortlessly translate the daily specials from a giant blackboard into English for guests. There's also a full à la carte menu, taking in various aspects of Mediterranean cooking, with a strong Italian flavour. Brunch is popular here, as is the in-house patisserie.

It's designed to look like a deli, with an open-plan, glass-fronted kitchen.