Welcome to Café Habibi website. We are planning to open on Tuesday February 27 2018. Feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.
Explore the sweet side of Middle Eastern food with our collection of freshly prepared pastries, sweets, and desserts.
Fresh, wholesome, healthy, rich, aromatic -- it's no wonder that the past decade has seen Middle Eastern cuisine's global profile skyrocketing. Iraqi cuisine belongs to the Middle Eastern culinary art. Fresh vegetables, fruit, legumes, low-fat dairy products, fish, nuts and seeds are the foundation of Iraqi cuisine.
Many staples of the diet, including olive oil, a variety of nuts, stuffed vegetables, yogurt as well as baklava derived from Ottoman influences. Fresh ingredients are enhanced with herbs and spices instead of heavy sauces. The most common seasonings include mint, parsley, oregano, garlic, and cinnamon. Fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed in much larger portions than meats and flat bread or pita is eaten at nearly every meal.
The key factor of this diet is that the foods are low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat. Olive oil, which has the highest levels of monounsaturated fats of all the cooking oils, is the most commonly used oil. There is minimum butter in Iraqi style cooking. Very few dishes are fried, also. Many foods are grilled and baked.
Iraqi food is a natural choice for vegetarians. Veggie only kebobs, appetizers like hummus and baba ghannouj, and meatless soups and stews give vegetarians so many options. Salads are filling and served with many types of veggies and spices.
Our rich Arabic coffee is made with the finest roasted and ground coffee beans boiled to perfection with sugar and served piping hot.