Middle Eastern civilizations invented many lasting concepts, building globes to explain Earth’s shape and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today’s Groupon to Heart of Jerusalem Cafe, valid at locations in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Middle Eastern cuisine and drinks.<p>
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Middle Eastern cuisine and drinks for a party of four or more.<p>
Heart of Jerusalem Cafe’s crave-worthy menu of Middle Eastern staples and perfectly cooked meats put the restaurant at the top of the heap in Coloradosprings.com’s Dining Guide awards. Juicy beef, lamb, and chicken shawarma ($6.99) pack spiced pita bread to its limits, and rice dishes such as the veggie plate ($7.99) fill bellies with hummus, tabouleh, falafel, and grape-leaf dolmas still warm from a Mediterranean vacation. Diners can finish feasts with delightfully sticky morsels of baklava ($1.49) or rich Turkish coffee that wakes up snoring bellies in time for their digestive work.
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.