People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents intrasystem quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with hearty Mediterranean eats: for $15, you get $30 worth of French and Mediterranean food and drinks at Wally's Cafe in Emeryville.
The diverse menu at Wally's serves a variety of Mediterranean meals with a focus on fast, friendly service. Start off by sampling sweet and savory crêpes containing walnuts, sugar, and lemon ($4) and eggs, ham, and cheese ($7). Greek breakfast options include the Fati—yogurt, garbanzo beans, and lamb snuggling inside a crispy pita bear hug ($8). For lunch, the greek salad ($8) and a French pesto, turkey, and cheese galette ($7) combine influences with the grace of a trained Olympian chasing a chocolate éclair. Gear up gastro baskets at dinnertime, when falafel ($4) and baba gannouj ($7) tease appetites with whispers of all-expenses-paid vacations. Entree kebabs such as the lamb or shrimp come à la carte ($10) or on a platter ($21), and Turkish coffee ($3) and baklava ($3) place a dunce cap on the night.
Owner Angelica was raised in Mexico but is passionate about French and Mediterranean cuisine in a culture combination as American as a high-school quarterback tweeting against a backdrop of fireworks. Wally's is conveniently located near several major highways and open all day. To maintain a cozy, intimate atmosphere, reservations are required for dinner.
- I felt like I had walked into a restaurant in a small town in the Mediterranean. In summary--the lamb is the bomb with the Mesa plate and dont forget to top it all off with a crepe. – Rena Y., Yelp
- Ms. Wally"s [sic] is the place to go for yummy Mediterranean food plus a good place to watch sports. I have tried all the vegetarian food and I recommend all of it. – Valerie S., Yelp