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LUNCH

Appetizers

Mediterranean plate: hummus, tabbouleh, babaghanoush, cucumber yogurt   9

Maush-awa soup: 3 bean soup with braised lamb, qurut yogurt   9

Vegetarian Maush-awa soup: 3 bean soup, qurut yogurt   8

Kadoo boranee: butternut squash, garlic, qurut yogurt, mint   9

Bolani: crispy flatbread filled with your choice of spinach or butternut squash   9

Salads

Mixed greens: pomegranate seeds, cardamom-herb dressing   7

Moroccan beet salad: turmeric, coriander, marinated beets, wild arugula, goat cheese   10.5

Cilantro caesar salad: romaine, cilantro, mint, parmesan, house made naan crisps half 8/full 12

Greek salad: romaine, feta, kalamata, tomato, cucumber, onion, lemon vinaigrette -v- half 9/full 13

Spinach salad: pickled onion, candied walnuts, seared halloumi, balsamic vinaigrette -v- half 9/full 14

Add:    Chicken  8     Grilled Prawns  10

Wraps and Flatbreads

Veggie wrap: hummus, wild arugula, cucumbers, tomato, red onion   8.5

Saffron chicken wrap:  wild arugula, tomato, red onion   12

Lamb wrap: wild arugula, tomato, red onion   12

Fennel tomato flatbread:  basil, garlic, parmesan   11

Grilled chicken flatbread: parmesan, apricot chutney, medjool dates, pomegranate, mint   12.5

Entrees

Lamb burger: tomatoes, red onion, mint aioli, swiss cheese, roasted potatoes, green salad  15

Arugula pesto:  house made pasta, sundried tomato, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts   12

Salmon pasta: house made fettuccine, creamy tomato basil sauce, capers 19

Pomegranate eggplant: saffron basmati rice, chard, caramelized onion, qurut yogurt   16

Roasted Cauliflower: chickpeas, tomato ginger sauce, saffron basmati rice, salata   14

Pomegranate chicken kabob: saffron basmati rice, arugula   15

Garlic lime beef filet kabob: saffron basmati rice, arugula   21

Lamb kabob: saffron basmati rice, arugula   21

Trout: lemon, parsley, garlic, saffron basmati rice, salata   19

Fresh seafood special: Market Price

Lunch Combo

Two of the following items   11

All three of the following items  15


Bolani (butternut squash or spinach) /  Maush awa soup (with lamb or vegetarian) / Organic greens

-v- vegetarian  ◦  10% of the shared item will be added for split plates  ◦  kids menu available

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DINNER

Appetizers

Mediterranean Plate: hummus, tabbouleh, babaghanoush, cucumber yogurt   9.5

Maush-awa soup: 3 bean soup, lentils, split peas, braised lamb, qurut yogurt   9.5

Vegetarian Maush-awa soup: 3 bean soup, lentils, split peas, qurut yogurt   8

Kadoo boranee: butternut squash, qurut yogurt   10

Mantoo: ground beef and onion dumplings , tomato sauce, yellow split peas, qurut yogurt 11

Aushak: leek dumplings, chard, lentils, qurut yogurt   10

Bolani: fried turnover filled with choice of butternut squash or spinach   9

Salads

Mixed Greens: cardamom-herb dressing, pomegranate seeds   8

Beet salad: marinated beets, honey-dijon balsamic vinaigrette, wild arugula, goat cheese   10.5

Cilantro caesar salad: romaine, cilantro, mint, parmesan, house made naan crisps half 8/ full 12

Greek salad: romaine, feta, kalamatas, tomato, cucumber, red onion, lemon mint vinaigrette  half 9.5/ full 13.5

Spinach salad: pickled onion, candied walnuts, seared halloumi, balsamic vinaigrette  half 10/ full 15

Add:   Chicken  10       Grilled Prawns  11

Flatbreads & Pastas

Fennel tomato flatbread:  parmesan, basil, roasted garlic   11.5

Apricot chicken flatbread: parmesan, medjool dates, pomegranate, mint   12.5

Salmon pasta: house made fettuccine, creamy tomato basil sauce, capers   19

Arugula pesto pasta: house made fettuccine, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts   16

Entrees

Anar chicken: roasted half chicken with pomegranate sauce, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables   19

Lamb shank: braised lamb, kabuli rice, mixed vegetables   24

Beef Koubideh kabob: ground beef skewers, saffron basmati rice, mixed vegetables   16

Chicken kabob: chicken breast skewer, saffron basmati rice, mixed vegetables   18

Filet mignon kabob: beef skewer with a garlic lime sauce, kabuli rice, mixed vegetables   26

Lamb kabob: lamb tenderloin skewer, kabuli rice, mixed vegetables   29

Pomegranate eggplant: saffron basmati rice, chard, caramelized onion, qurut yogurt   16.5

Roasted Cauliflower: chickpeas, tomato ginger sauce, saffron basmati rice, salata   14

Trout: pan roasted with lemon garlic sauce, saffron basmati rice, salata   19

Fresh Seafood Special: Market Price

vegan/ gluten free options available     ◦     10% of the shared item will be added for split plates

INDULGE

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Pistachio Cardamom Ice Cream   6

Old Tyme Vanilla Ice Cream   6

Baklava   6

Ice Cream topped with Baklava   8

Rose Meringue with Balsamic Strawberries, Chantilly Crème, pistachio crumbles and mint oil      8

Chocolate Mousse with Sabayon Crème  6

Cardamom Crème Brûlée   6

Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Purée  6

Beverages

French Press Cardamom Coffee  sm 3/ med 6/ lrg 12
we proudly feature CAN coffee: organic, sustainable and fair trade

Cardamom Honey Iced Coffee     3.75

Fresh Mint Tea   cup 2/ pot 5

Chai   3.50

Organic Tea   2.75 
chamomile, honeybush caramel rooibos, organic green, 
white pomegranate, oolong, lavender earl grey , 
and english breakfast

Dessert Wine

Petite Manseng, Jurancon, France, 
‘09 Clos Uroulat*o  6
bright and delicious, sweet apricot, honey and exotic tropical fruit

Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal, Nv Niepoort   5
sweet fruit and caramel notes with a fiery spirit finish

Madeira Medium Dry, Portugal, Nv Broadbent  7
balanced fruit and alcohol, mildly sweet, long nutty finish

20 Year Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal, 
Nv Niepoort  15
hints of dried apricots with a nutty alcoholic finish

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WINE & BEVERAGE

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White

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Vinho Verde, Portugal 14 Quinta de Azevedo        light, citrus and tropical fruits, invigorating acidity persistent finish                                 7 28
Furmint, Slovenia, ‘12 years
fragrant rass and white currant on the nose, peace, and quince, well balanced
36
Gruner Veltliner, Krems, Austria, ‘14 Weingut Berger (1 liter bottle)
dry, notes of lime and minerality
8 42
Vermentino “Naeli”, Sardegna, Italy, ‘13 Dolianova*s
aromatic, peppery, dry, herbaceous
 –  36
Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey, California, ‘14 Morgan
crisp, with bright flavors of citrus and sweet pea, hints of melon and mineral
9 36
Portugeuse Blend, Alentejo, Portugal, ‘13 Esporão
chardonnay-like, full and bright with a lively balance of oak and fruit, spicy finish
40
Rhone Blend, Santa Clara Valley, California, ‘12 Sarah’s Vineyard
full, floral, ripe pear, lemon zest
42
Chenin blanc, Clarksburg, California 14 Dry Creek
dry. juicy tropical fruit tones, minerally, refreshing with great acidity
9 36
Chardonnay, Colchuagua Valley, Chile 14 Los Vascos
crisp, clean, rich melon, unoaked
8 32
Chardonnay, “metz road,” Monterey, California 12 Riverview Vineyard
apple, pear, minerality, notes of vanilla and toasty oak, balanced acidity with full mouth feel
60
Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California 13 Storrs
full, notes of ripe fruit, caramel, and oak
10.50 42
Riesling “Incline” Mosel, Germany, ‘13 Selbach
ripe fruit, floral, sweet apple
7 28
 Torrontes, Northwestern Argentina, 12 Anko intense floral aromatics, citrus fruit flavors, stoney minerality  30
Viognier, Barboursville, Virginia 13 Barboursville Vineyard                                                                          full, notes of honeysuckle and apricot with hints of citrus  – 44

Pink

Sparkling Pinot Noir Brut, Veneto, Italy, NV Carpene Malvolti*s
slightly floral, hint of fruit, light and elegant
40
Grenache/Cinsault Rosé, Tavel, France, ‘13 Prieuré De Montézargues
light, dry, refreshing with a subtle hint of strawberry and peaches
10.50 42

Red

Pinot Noir, Monterey, California 12 Cima Colina
notes of cherry, sppices and toasty oak, bright acidity
8 32
Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, California 12 Storrs
full mouth feel, fruit driven, notes of toasty vanilla
11 44
Pinot Noir, St George Burgandy, France 11 Patrice Rion
cherry, black currant, smooth and elegant
115
Grenache Syrah, Monterey, California, 14 Morgan
blackberry, plum, sweet spice and floral aromas, medium-bodied with soft tannins
9 36
Merlot, Santa Cruz Mountains California, 12 Bargetto
aromas rich in spice, fruit and oak with hints of black pepper, cherry and vanilla bean
10 40
Zinfandel, “east bench,” Dry Creek Valley, California, 12 Ridge
dark cherry and black currant fruit, balanced acidity with fine tannins on the finish
14 56
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre, “homestead,” California, 12 Sarah’s Vineyard
dark berry, spice and tannins with full body and great acidity
12 48
Zweigelt, Krems, Austria, ‘13 Weingut Bergerbright notes of red raspberry, peppery finish 36
Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, ‘13 Altocedro*s
round fruit, hints of violet, nice acidity
9 36
Rhode Blend, Santa Clara Valley, California 10 Sarah’s Vineyard
dark fruit, earthy, long finish with notes of peppery vanilla clove
11 44
Grenache Mourvèdre Syrah, “grizzly,” Monterey Bay 11 Big Basin Vineyards
dark and intense with lively fruit on the palate, mouth coating, long layered finish with hints of cherry and plum
95
Nebbiolo, Barolo, Italy, ‘08 Monchiero
full dark fruit, peppery, long tannins, hint of oak, full finish
75
Syrah, Cotes Du Rhone, France, ‘13 Saint Cosme*o
earthy, dark berry, tobacco
32
*denotes *s sustainable/*o organic/ *b bio dynamic practices

Sparkling

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Lambrusco, “marcello grand cru,” Parma Italy nv ariola*
frizzante, ripe pear and apricot, aromatic
35
Rosé of Pinot Noir Brut, Veneto, Italy, Nv Carpene Malvolti*s
slightly floral, hint of fruit, light and elegant
40
Prosecco Brut, Veneto, Italy, LaMarca
crisp, light and bubbly with hints of vanilla and bright citrus
8 32

Half Bottles

Zinfandel, Lodi, California Klinker Brick 26
Pinot Noir, Carneros, California, Schug 26

Specialty Drinks

Ginger Champagne Cocktail: Prosecco, Ginger Syrup, Bitters 9
Pomegranate Mimosa: Prosecco, Pomegranate Syrup 9
Cardamom Sangria: Red Wine, Cardamom, Fresh Fruit, Ginger Soda 8 28

Dessert

Petite Manseng, Jurançon, France, ‘09 Clos Uroulat*o
a bright and delicious dessert wine, with flavors of sweet apricot, honey and exotic tropical fruit
6
Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal, Nv Niepoort
sweet dried fruit, caramel and nutty notes with a fiery spirit finish
5
Madeira “Rainwater” Medium Dry, Portugal, Nv Broadbent
balanced fruit and alcohol, mildly sweet, long nutty finish
7
20 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal, Nv Niepoort
hints of dried apricots with a nutty alcoholic finish
15

Beer and Cider

Bottle

Hard apple cider, Pure Cider 5%, Germany
350 ml
6
Black Currant Rose Cider, Pure Cider 5%, Germany 350ml  6
Hefe Weisse Wheat Beer 5.4%, Maisel’s Weisse, Germany 16oz  6
Weissbier non-alcoholic Germany Erdinger 330ml 5
Acme Pale Ale, 5%, North Coast Brewery, Fort Bragg, California 12oz  6
Mission Amber Ale, 5% San Diego, California 12oz  6
Mission Double IPA, 9.25% San Diego, California 12oz 10
Baltic Porter 7.8%, Uncommon Brewery, Santa Cruz 16oz*o  6
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel 11%, Belgium, De Halve Mann 11.2oz  9
 Old Rasputin Stout, 9% North Coast Brewery, Fort Bragg, California 12oz  7

Tap

Scrimshaw Pilsner 4.4%, Fort Bragg,CA 16oz 6
Indian Pale Ale 7.5%, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, Santa Cruz 16oz*o
aromatic, lightly carbonated, great balance of malt and lots of bitter hop
6
Siamese Twin Belgian Style Ale 8.5%, Uncommon Brewery, Santa Cruz 16oz*o
brewed with coriander lemongrass and kaffir lime, watch out this one’s 8.5%
6

Non-alcoholic

San Pellegrino 6
Lime Ginger Soda: Muddled Citrus, Mint, Ginger Ale 3.50
Iced Tea 2.50
Apple Juice 2.50
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale 2
Qay Maag Chai: Traditional Afghan Sweet Tea, Cardamom, Milk (Hot Or Cold) 3.50
Hot Tea (chamomile, rooibos honeybush caramel, organic green, oolong, white pomegranate,lavender earl grey, and english breakfast) 2.75
Fresh Mint Tea Cup 2/ Pot 5
Cardamom Honey Iced Coffee With Cream 3.50
French Press Coffee*o
we proudly feature CAN coffee: organic, shade grown, sustainable and fair trade
sm 3/
med 6
lrg 12
*denotes *s sustainable/*o organic/ *b bio dynamic practices

LOCATION

101 B. Cooper Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone 831.423.4545

HOURS

Open Tuesday-Sunday

Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner 5:00pm - close