Several months ago I posted about finding "Costco" in Beirut--except it wasn't a real Costco.
So, I was prepared for something similar when, the other day, I found Tchibo here in Beirut. If you've never lived in Germany you might not be familiar with Tchibo--though they're in a bunch of other countries too. They sell all kinds of kitchen, household, and clothing items--and in Germany the shops usually (always?) are combined with a cafe.
Inside the shop the products were exactly what I'd expect to see in a German Tchibo. Prices were great, and I had to try very hard to resist the urge to immediately buy leather boots and jackets, tablecloths, fun Christmas decorations, new plates and kitchen appliances, rain coats for my kids, and an array of nice shirts for me.
I think I'm going to take myself back there soon.
I've done a little google research, and Tchibo's corporate site lists no locations in Lebanon at all. So, now I'm left wondering if they're the real thing or not . . .
It's literally two blocks down the hill (toward the sea) from TSC Jnah. It's combined with a shop quite a lot like TJMaxx (Brands for Less) which had a decent selection of clothes for men, women, and kids.