Sunday, October 17, 2010

Palo Alto: A tribute to Cafe220

I've been to Cafe220 more times than I can count over the past three or four years.  I first ate there during sophomore year with some friends, and relatively soon it became one of my "happy places."  The owners, Hassan and Yusef, are so warm and welcoming, and have many regular customers (myself included, hooray!).  My friends and I liked Cafe220 so much that we had our graduation dinner there in June, with some of our family members.

I generally get the falafel plate or moussaka, though I also like the falafel wrap and chicken gyros; tea obviously works well with nearly every meal there; and if I want dessert, the rice pudding, baklava, or crepes are all great.  I don't know if the food is the "best" inexpensive Mediterranean on University, but for once I don't care.  I know that whenever I go to Cafe220 I'll have a comfortable and tasty meal served with friendliness, and that's what keeps me going back.