Menus are laminated to prevent staining from diners' spilled coffee or attempts to pen falafel into every item's description. Get the dish you really want with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine
The menu includes chicken shawarma with hummus and tahini ($7.75), lamb and beef gyros ($7.75), and a mediterranean platter with hummus, baba ghanouj, tabouli, falafel, and dolmas ($9.95).
Baladie Gourmet Café
At Baladie Gourmet Café, owner Nick Bazlamit channels his heritage into a gracefully simple menu that has garnered a feature on KQED's Check, Please!. Dispersing spice-steeped clouds of steam, pita-pocket sandwiches blend spinach and other garden accoutrements alongside warm platters of chickpea and eggplant dips. Gyro platters and shawarma insulate savory meats such as lamb, chicken, and beef, and arabic coffees and teas offer noontime jolts without the stress of rooming in cuckoo clocks. With a bell ringing gleefully in the background to signal that a belly dance is about to begin, patrons snag to-go platters, dodging couriers toting heaping catering orders.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Food was very good. :-)”
“Great place - great food - great service and Great price”
“I <3 Baladie! It's my favorite place for a quick reasonable tasty lunch.”