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First Look at Ba’al Café and Falafel, Serving ‘Heavenly Food at Earthly Prices’

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This week’s issue of New York brought news that Ba’al Café and Falafel is opening on Sullivan Street, and today owner Abraham Mimi (who also operates Pup Culture nearby) was quietly giving out lentil soup as well as falafel sandwiches (normally $5). The pita sandwiches are inspired by a recipe from his Jordanian mother (she’s shown shopping at the souq in one of the photos that decorates the wall), and the za’atar bread is baked in a pizza oven and dusted with thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds (the breakfast versions are topped with egg or with feta, tomato and basil). Espresso biscuits will be made by caterer Catherine Louise Schubert. The drip coffee, meanwhile, comes from Gimme!, and cardamom coffee is in the works. While you await Ba’al’s Monday opening (it’ll operate from 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. daily; closed Sundays), check it out in our slideshow, and see the menu below.

Breakfast
(Items are $2.50 to $4)
Za’atar bread
Za’atar bread with organic eggs and cheese
Za’atar bread with feta,garlic, olive oil and basil
Labneh and cucumber sandwich on pita
Scones

Lunch
(Sandwiches $5, platters $6)
Felafel sandwich
Ba’al sandwich with hard boiled egg,hummus,eggplant,shepard salad and tahini
Tabboule
Fattoush
Ba’al salad with fennel, chickpeas, olive and coriander
Green lentil soup
Tomato soup

Beverages
Gimme! Coffee
Fresh squeezed orange juice
Ba’al lemonade with orange flower water
Smoothies:
Banana,date and cardamom
Mixed berry
Mango and pineapple

Ba’al Café and Falafel, 71 Sullivan St., nr. Broome St.; 646-368-9957

First Look at Ba’al Café and Falafel, Serving ‘Heavenly Food at