Saturday, December 11, 2010

City Cafe Meditteranean Market

The City Cafe is on 116 N. Washington Avenue in downtown Scranton. If you go here (and you should), don't be like us. Bring quarters for the parking meter. We constantly forget this while downtown, and really, in this day and age, who carries any kind of cash, especially change? I almost forget what it looks like.
The City Cafe is owned by Dominic Saadi. He was also our server. He's a very, very nice man.
The place is welcoming and cute.
The menu is simple, with descriptions of how everything is prepared. I like that.

We started with the hummous, which came with warm na'an. Danelle liked it, but I though it was a little tangy. Too much lemon for my taste. But this would be my only critique about the food.
Danelle had the falafel.....

and I had the chicken panini.

The food is good. It's not decadent or rich, but it is tasty. And you feel like you're eating healthy. Because you are! It's a nice change of pace from places that fry everything and cover it with cheese. And then fry it again. And give you a 20 lb portion. Then you feel like you have to eat it all to get your money's worth. Then you go home immediately regretting your decision to eat an entire water buffalo deep fried with extra cheese. Then you hate yourself for the rest of the week. Sure, you think about starting an exercise program, but it's too cold, and you're too tired from work. Or you have nothing to wear. Or you'll do it after your hangnail heals. But I digress.
Anyway, we can confidently recommend this restaurant. Good service, good food, reasonably priced.

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