Taste buds can easily turn into viciously passive-aggressive taste frenemies without proper attention. Keep your tongue from gossiping behind your back with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Middle Eastern fare at Heart of Jerusalem Cafe, with locations on Manitou Avenue and Austin Bluffs Parkway. The family-owned-and-operated Heart of Jerusalem Cafe delicately flavors a range of authentic Middle Eastern fare. Its no-frills menu is ripe with items from faraway lands and sparkling seas, including the user-friendly falafel sandwich ($6.99), dolmas plate ($7.99), and lamb shawermah ($6.99). After filling stomachs with earthy elements and hummus, diners can send taste buds reeling with a piece of sweet baklava ($1.49). For casual dates, and mostly casual business meetings, Heart of Jerusalem Cafe makes its dining area available seven days a week.
Yelpers give Heart of Jerusalem Cafe on Austin Bluffs Parkway an average of 4.5 stars, and three TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes. Eighty-eight percent of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant.
- Best Mediterranean food in the springs! The service is absolutely fantastic, the food is delicious and always fresh - I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. – Justin G., Yelp
- I rated Heart of Jerusalem with 5 ticks and it deserves every one of them.. There's a reason it's been voted #1 in the Best of the Springs surveys......because it's really, really, good. – bnminco, TripAdvisor
Heart of Jerusalem Cafe
Heart of Jerusalem Cafe, a Dining Guide winner, embodies its name from its menu of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to its decor. Inside the rustic dining room, palm-tree murals offer background to faux stonework and high-arched porticos. Intricately decorated glass lights dangle from the ceiling like exotic ornaments, casting a soft glow on grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice and shish kebabs skewered with lamb and fantail shrimp (available at the Manitou location only). Hummus, tabbouleh, and baganooj eggplant dips spread effortlessly across slices of Zaatar pita and warm flatbread fresh from the oven. Heart-shaped falafel and vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Diners may retreat to the outdoor patio for an authentic Greek dessert, such as a slice of homemade baklava baked fresh daily, or to remind themselves that they are, in fact, still in the United States.