Baraka Cafe Menu and Prices updated 2021


Baraka Cafe Menu

For more than two decades, Baraka has been a Cambridge institution, combining the sophisticated tastes of French cuisine with the vitality of North African cuisines. Alia Meddeb was born to a local pastry maker in Lille, France and a Tunisian antiquity trader. She grew up in her parents’ kitchens with fresh produce from her garden and cooked traditional French and Tunisian meals. Meddeb created her own culinary style and was inspired by a love of her family and her enthusiasm for cooking throughout her life. As she maintains traditional North African and French cuisine her distinct creative touches enrich Baraka’s recipes.’… persistence in every kind of art is really important,’ adds Meddeb. ‘Cooking is like a ladder; the higher you climb, the closer you get to the ultimate flavour…’ Meddeb began a career as a Line Chef at Café Blasé in Provincetown, MA, following her studies in Lycée de Carthage in Tunisia and the business school in Massachusetts. She was working for quite some time before serving as a Party Chef at Boston’s famous restaurant L’Espalier, where she was responsible for pastries, pâtés and terrines. Later in the Marquesa Hotel in Key West, Florida and also in exclusive Little Palm Island R she served as assistant chief executive alongside Marcelo Vasquez and Susan Ferry.

Baraka Cafe Menu and Prices:

Salads And Appetizers

Cassantina $4.95
mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions & scallions dressed with black caraway olive oil & house vinegar
Hannibal $7.00
greens, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta & vidalia onions with a choice of spicy tuna or grilled chicken breast

Open-Face Sandwiches

Chicken Or Tuna $7.00
chicken or albacore tuna served tunisian style with scallions, capers, olives, cilantro, italian parsley, lemon juice & olive oil, tossed with harissa
Chicken Or Tuna $8.00
with fries
Mahdjouba Djazairia $8.00
(vegetarian). grilled algerian crepe stuffed with tchektchouka of bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, farm cheese & mixed green salad
Mahdjouba Djazairia $9.50
with grilled chicken or merguez
Djadje $7.00
* grilled chicken breast marinated in north african spices
Homemade Grilled Merguez $8.00
* lamb & beef north african sausage seasoned with ras-el-hanout

Kemiette, Meze & Tapas – Cold

Served With House Crackers.
Arabesque Hummus $4.00
a voluptuous creamy blend of fresh soaked chick peas with squeezed lemon juice, thyme, cumin, an abundance of tahini and north african olive oil from home
Teklia $4.00
marinated diced green olives in harissa salsa, diced vegetables, mint, parsley & cilantro
Bedenjal Mechoui $5.00
an algerian classic smokey eggplant with roasted peppers, garlic, flat parsley, olive oil & house vinegar topped with labna
Zaitoun $4.00
berber style marinated olives
Jbinet With Berber Karmous $7.00
plate of mediterranean cheeses with a marinated berber compote
M’Chermlat El Sanaria $4.00
spicy carrots in m’chermla sauce with oregano, raisins & onion jam
H’rissa $4.00
homemade north african spicy pepper pesto with parsley, olives, garlic

Kemiette, Meze & Tapas – Hot

Served With House Crackers.
Hasouat $3.00 – $6.00
served cold in the hot season. savory mediterranean soups served with house crackers
Merguez D’Alger $5.00
spicy lamb & beef north african sausage
Karentika $4.00
oran famous savory chickpea custard with harissa tapenade
Zaatar Coca $7.00
traditional bedouin galette of sage, thyme, sesame seeds, lemon juice, caramelized onions on hand-stretched grilled berber bread

Salads & Appetizers

Bekloula $7.00
mixed greens, watercress, onions, roasted bell peppers, cucumbers, pearl tomatoes & spicy chickpeas tossed in black caraway, thyme & mustard vinaigrette
M’Chermla Du Jour
baraka mystery
Ultimate Vegetarian Platter Du Jour $15.00


Melkha $14.00
algerian roasted barquette of stuffed eggplant with imported feta cheese, cured black olives, scallions, parsley, spinach, gruyere cheese & lemon juice served on a bed of couscous
Couscous $11.00
traditional north african grain served in a casserole style classical :: whole spice bouillon with assorted vegetables, lentils, chickpeas & fava beans
Couscous Brochette $16.00
same as above with an assortment of grilled brochette & h’rissa “pesto of the maghreb”
Melfouf La Kasbah $13.00
grilled marinated varieties of white & red meat with tchektchouka & pommes frites drizzled with h’rissa vinaigrette
M’Katef $21.00
new zealand baby lamb chops delicately marinated in ras-el-hanout served with “ehbah essoufra,” an arabian almond tartlet layered in sweet saffron shallots, mint sauce & leeks spinach t’biy
catch of the day changes with the season & availability of the freshest in the market
Classical Bastilla Torte
requires 36-hour notice. filo pastry layered with almonds, cinnamon, saffron, parsley, marinated squab or free-range chicken with figs, mint, parsley, orange blossom infusion

Side Orders

Grain Du Jour $3.50
Spicy Pommes Frites $4.00
Grilled Flat Bread $2.50
H’rissa Tapenade $2.50


Tahitian Fresh Vanilla Creme Brulée $7.00
baked creamy custard, sugar topping blow-torched to caramelization, served with a house cookie
Seven Spice Flourless Chocolate Torte $7.00
with a dark, rich valrhona sauce & fruit compote
Pastry Du Jour Special


Turkish Coffee $3.50
with cardamom
Green Mint Tea With Roasted Nuts, Sweetened $7.50 – $1.75
Green Mint Tea With Roasted Nuts, Sweetened $6.50 – $2.50
Green Mint Tea With Roasted Nuts, Sweetened $5.50
in a tea-pot
Soft Drink $1.50
Sparkling Water $3.50 – $1.50
Cherbat (Signature Of The House) $6.50 – $8.50
algerian style homemade lemonade with rose petals and north african spice

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