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Kairo Kafé - New Brunswick, NJ


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Kairo Kafé - New Brunswick, NJ

ambrose | | Aug 4, 2009 01:55 PM

Kairo Kafé was recently mentioned on this board and I realized that there has been no other discussion about this little restaurant in New Brunswick.

The restaurant is on Bayard Street, just south of George. There is a big sign outside which says that Kairo Kafé serves Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. A glance at the menu, however, reveals a certain schizophrenia, probably because the two brothers who own the place were born in the US but spent much of their childhood in Egypt. Thus, along with the expected falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush, feta cheese, etc., you will also find a shrimp cocktail, Buffalo wings (!), a bacon cheeseburger and Caesar salad.

I have never had dinner there, only lunch, and I have to say the lunch prices are truly amazing. For $7.95, you can have soup, salad, sandwich (falafel, hummus and a couple of others), Belgian fries AND dessert. How do these guys make money? Iirc, the last time I was there I had a hummus wrap (excellent), which cost $4.99, along with Belgian fries and a soda, which together cost $1.50. I really felt I was cheating them!

Another peculiarity (in my opinion) is that they serve wine from a NJ winery. So far, I have not sampled the local juice. I also understand they have entertainment, in the form of a belly dancer, on Friday and Saturday nights. Haven’t sampled that either. :-))