One of the best-loved restaurants in the festive town of Jbeil/Byblos is éCafé; a French/Italian courtyard restaurant with an outdoor grill that sends the delicious scents of summer wafting through the air. In a courtyard dotted with olive trees and enclosed by the souk’s honey-colored stone walls covered with purple bougainvillae, the éCafé serves French Bistro food with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. You can’t miss the scent of juicy grilled steaks as you approach. Just follow the olfactory crumbs and you will undoubtedly find your way into this carnivorous paradise.The menu is a delightful mix of French and Italian so vegetarians among you don’t have to sulk. The rich selection of pastas, pizzas, risottos and salads will keep any palate amply satisfied. Open year-round and easily accessible from Byblos’ old souk, éCafé provides a unique perspective on the activities of the latter by day. Take a break from shopping and stop by to enjoy their mouth-watering frozen lemonade. By night, when the shops close and the vibes of EddéYard take over, the place is the hub of scheduled cultural events that take place in the adjoining courtyard.Prefer not to drive in traffic and in the mood for soothing melodies? Come for Sunday brunch and hear the delightful tunes of pianist George.