The weekly work lunches continue with Baby J. We decided to check out a Middle Eastern spot called Baghdad Cafe.
The place was crazy busy during the lunch rush. On a Tuesday, there was a line up all the way to the back by the tables. People are totally right; the line up is strangely set up but that’s just something you’ll have to deal with if you want to eat here. It’s because the inside is long and narrow.
The menu consists of appetizers, manakiesh, platters, wraps, breakfast and desserts.
The baklava looked tasty.
Will have to try that next time around.
Chicken shawarma (#16) ($9.99)
A platter gets you choice of rice, salad and sauces. Baby J opted for yellow rice, Baghdad salad and half hummus/half labneh. Baghdad salad was pretty boring; surprised they don’t offer fattoush. Yellow rice was good but the star was the chicken shawarma. Flavourful, tender and moist.
Shawarma arabi (#18) ($10.50)
I opted for the spicy rice, tabouli salad and half hummus/half labneh. Tabouli salad was forgettable and dry. The spicy rice wasn’t very spicy at all but the arabi was tasty. Like how they grill the pita after it’s been wrapped up.
Come early or after the lunch rush. The food is fast, cheap and filling.
548 Seymour Street