Hamra, Beirut district
Gustav is a sweet local success story. In 2010, they opened their doors in Beirut and quickly became a haven for dessert lovers, as they introduced innovative French-inspired creations to the Lebanese pastry market. The name Gustav was inspired by the Italian word "Gusto," meaning good taste, and was influenced by the colours and shapes of the paintings of Gustav Klimt.
Drawing on French, American and Oriental techniques, Gustav brings elements that are local into Western pastries with a twist. Their creative chefs continue to experiment with new flavours and innovative designs, while still holding on to traditional baked products. They strive to impress their customers with their wide range of freshly-made sweet creations, such as their top selling pavé au chocolat cake, and their star item, the apple crumble cake.