Exterior

Exterior

West Nicolson Street is home to a rich and varied array of eateries. Aside from the splendid Field, there’s a number of differing dining options, including Usher’s and Marhaba Kitchen.

I visited, today, with a simple lunchtime takeaway foremost in my thoughts. I alighted upon Cafe Arabicana, which looked a likely spot.

Counter

Counter

Having opened just a matter of weeks ago, the place has a good fresh feel to it, with smiling and prompt service. It’s ploughing familiar territory with falafel wraps and various other light Mediterranean options. Their falafel wrap with baba ghanoush and aubergine sounded good to me, so I opted for that.

Once the various elements had been assembled, then the wrap lightly toasted, I was on my way. I ate as I walked.

Wrap

Wrap

It was a massive and generously packed item. The falafel were nicely nutty and the baba ghanoush brought required moisture. The only major weakness was that the wrap really needed toasted for a minute or two longer, both to crisp the casing, but also to heat things through more evenly.

So overall, if you’re looking for a large, tasty lunchtime wrap, Cafe Arabicana is one to add to your list. What they’re serving is really rather good. I’d be happy to pop back for another visit.

Scores
Blythe scores Cafe Arabicana
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: falafel, baba ghanoush and aubergine wrap

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £4

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Written by BKR