Bab Al Hara

Cafe in Sur

This simple open-air coffeeshop offers the typical local brand of nightlife: plastic seats, a tree or awning of some description, chai libton (a disposable cup of teabag black tea), a mushkak (kebab) or shawarma, freshly made mint-and-lemon juice, a TV grumbling in the background, a gurgle of scented shisha, and of course the company of friends.