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Baraka Café
80 1/2 Pearl St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.868.3951

Lunch:
Tues to Sat
11:30 am to 3 pm
Dinner:
Tues to Sun
5:30 pm to 10 pm

Cash only
No alcohol served
18% gratuity added to parties of six and more



Take out & catering for all occasions :: 617.868.3951



Lunch Menu

Salads and Appetizers

Cassantina :: mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions & scallions dressed with black caraway olive oil & house vinegar :: $4.95

Hannibal :: greens, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta & vidalia onions with a choice of spicy tuna or grilled chicken breast :: $7.00


Open-face Sandwiches
served on hand-stretched, homemade flat Berber bread with greens, tomatoes & onion, tossed in black caraway & mustard vinaigrette

Chicken or Tuna :: chicken or albacore tuna served Tunisian style with scallions, capers, olives, cilantro, Italian parsley, lemon juice & olive oil, tossed with harissa :: $7.00 // with fries $8.00

Mahdjouba Djazairia :: grilled Algerian crepe stuffed with tchektchouka of bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, farm cheese & mixed green salad :: vegetarian $8.00
// with grilled chicken or merguez :: $9.50

Djadje :: grilled chicken breast marinated in North African spices :: $7.00 ***

Homemade Grilled Merguez :: lamb & beef North African sausage seasoned with ras-el-hanout :: 8.00 ***

*** includes side of spicy pommes frites ***


Dinner Menu

Kemiette, Meze & Tapas
served with house crackers

Served Cold

Arabesque Hummus :: a voluptuous creamy blend of fresh soaked chick peas with squeezed lemon juice, thyme, cumin, an abundance of tahini and North African olive oil from home :: $4.00

Teklia :: marinated diced green olives in harissa salsa, diced vegetables, mint, parsley & cilantro :: $4.00

Bedenjal Mechoui :: an Algerian classic smokey eggplant with roasted peppers, garlic, flat parsley, olive oil & house vinegar topped with labna :: $5.00

Zaitoun :: Berber style marinated olives :: $4.00

Jbinet with Berber Karmous :: plate of Mediterranean cheeses with a marinated Berber compote :: $7.00

M'Chermlat El Sanaria :: spicy carrots in m'chermla sauce with oregano, raisins & onion jam :: $4.00

H'rissa :: homemade North African spicy pepper pesto with parsley, olives, garlic :: $4.00

Served Hot

Hasouat (served cold in the hot season) :: savory Mediterranean soups served with house crackers :: cup $3.00 // bowl $6.00

Merguez D'Alger :: spicy lamb & beef North African sausage :: $5.00

Karentika :: Oran famous savory chickpea custard with harissa tapenade :: $4.00

Zaatar Coca :: traditional Bedouin galette of sage, thyme, sesame seeds, lemon juice, caramelized onions on hand-stretched grilled Berber bread :: $7.00

Salads & Appetizers

Bekloula :: mixed greens, watercress, onions, roasted bell peppers, cucumbers, pearl tomatoes & spicy chickpeas tossed in black caraway, thyme & mustard vinaigrette :: $7.00

M'Chermla du Jour :: Baraka mystery !! :: price varies

Ultimate Vegetarian Platter du Jour :: $15.00

Entrées

Melkha :: Algerian roasted barquette of stuffed eggplant with imported feta cheese, cured black olives, scallions, parsley, spinach, gruyere cheese & lemon juice served on a bed of couscous :: $14.00

Couscous :: traditional North African grain served in a casserole style
Classical :: whole spice bouillon with assorted vegetables, lentils, chickpeas & fava beans :: $11.00

Couscous Brochette :: same as above with an assortment of grilled brochette & h'rissa "pesto of the Maghreb" :: $16.00

Melfouf la Kasbah :: grilled marinated varieties of white & red meat with tchektchouka & pommes frites drizzled with h'rissa vinaigrette :: $13.00

M'Katef :: New Zealand baby lamb chops delicately marinated in ras-el-hanout served with "ehbah essoufra," an Arabian almond tartlet layered in sweet saffron shallots, mint sauce & leeks spinach t'biykha :: $21.00

El-Moustad :: catch of the day changes with the season & availability of the freshest in the market :: price varies

Classical Bastilla Torte :: requires 36-hour notice :: filo pastry layered with almonds, cinnamon, saffron, parsley, marinated squab or free-range chicken with figs, mint, parsley, orange blossom infusion :: market price


Side Orders

Grain du Jour :: $3.50
Spicy Pommes Frites :: $4.00
Grilled Flat Bread :: $2.50
H'rissa Tapenade :: $2.50

Desserts

Tahitian Fresh Vanilla Creme Brulée :: baked creamy custard, sugar topping blow-torched to caramelization, served with a house cookie :: $7.00

Seven Spice Flourless Chocolate Torte :: with a dark, rich Valrhona sauce & fruit compote :: $7.00

Pastry du Jour Special inquire about our special daily deseert with the server :: market price


Drinks

Turkish Coffee with cardamom :: $3.50

Green Mint Tea with roasted nuts, sweetened :: glass $1.75 // in a tea-pot small $5.50, large $7.50 // iced glass $2.50 // iced pitcher $6.50

Soft Drink :: $1.50

Sparkling Water :: small $1.50 // large $3.50

Cherbat (signature of the house) :: Algerian style homemade lemonade with rose petals and North African spice :: glass $2.50 // carafe $6.50 // pitcher $8.50

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