|photo from CasablancaMemphis.com|
The Daughter and I had noticed the Casablanca Cafe on Poplar several times, and we tried them for lunch one day recently. I wanted to share it with the T(ea) Tuesday party, since the tea was such a unique taste experience for me.
I had the Chicken Schawerma:
You can see The Daughter's Chicken Kabob in the background of the picture. You can see the menu at this link. The food was wonderful! We each had the hot tea, which is described as "the best tea in Memphis" and is a black tea with sage, ginger and honey. They let us try it 2 different ways, with one being appreciably sweeter than the other. You can taste more of the ginger in the less sweet tea. We liked them both. In fact, we liked it so much we bought some of the loose tea (in that jar behind my plate you can see in the photo above).
The service was helpful and friendly, and they made us feel right at home. The price for both of us, including tax and tip, was just over $45, which is steep for us. When I go back, I'll try to order something cheaper from the menu. It is very good food, though, and the restaurant is even more beautiful than these photographs show.
The Urban Spoon gives it a score of 90% with 394 votes. Yelp gives it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars with 119 ratings. Tart and Teal says it's "fantastic".