There are a few vegetarian and gluten-free options.
The room is long and sort of narrow, and a very pleasant respite from the very dilapidated neighbourhood. Pretty quiet on weekday afternoons, so that's your best bet for large groups or a slow, lingering lunch with excellent company. Their made-in-house lemonade might not be ready yet so early in the day, though.
Shakshouka Maraguez ($13) Slow cooked spicy tomato sauce and poached eggs with our famous made in-house spicy Maraguez sausages served with focaccia bread and tahini sauce
- Comes sizzling to your table.
- Very spicy-hot so watch out!
- Overall really pretty good and at $13 the portion you get is also good value.
Homemade Veggie Sausage (vegetarian, gluten-free; $14) Fresh vegetable puree with garbanzo beans, stuffed to a sausage and grilled to perfection, topped with feta cheese and our unique almond pesto sauce served with carrot rice
- Sausage very tender, almost mushy.
- Way too much pickle (?) inside for me. All I tasted was pickle.
- Rice had interesting look from carrots but otherwise this is a pretty boring dish.
Malabi ($5) Traditional Arabic dessert of corn flour and milk topped with rose water and maple syrup, coconut shavings, and crushed peanuts.
- The light, creamy dessert is actually pretty bland without the rose water, maple syrup, coconut, and peanuts, so be sure to get a bit of everything with each scoop.
- You can ask for less of the rose water/maple syrup sauce. I'm not good with that pungent stuff so they toned it down to just half the usual portion, and I found that to be a very good amount, nicely balancing everything.
- Overall OK. The only dessert they have on the menu at the moment.