Coco's Lebanese Cafe moves to former Flying Burrito location on West Spring Street
Coco’s Lebanese Cafe's new location is at 509 W. Spring Street, Suite 220, next to the Wine Cellar in Fayetteville. More information is available on Facebook or by calling (479) 799-0322.
Posted: October 6, 2013 at 6 a.m.
Lebanese cuisine parallels many of the progressive trends in food today, in that it is centered around local, seasonal, fresh and organic ingredients.
At Coco’s Lebanese Cafe, extensive measures are taken to make everything from scratch and without preservatives.
“There are no fillers, no canned food, no iodized salt. Our meats are Halal, non-medicated and hormone-free. As much as we can, we get locally... and we use organic herbs,” owner Genoveva Ancer said.
Halal foods are permitted under Islamic dietary guidelines.
The menu includes babaganoush, hummus, tabouleh and stuffed grape leaves. Sampler platters give guests opportunity to share and try a variety of items. Fresh salads, house-marinated olives, labne yogurt and Bedouin eggplant also are featured.
The preparation of Lebanese food is labor-intensive and methodical. Items like the grape or cabbage leaves are rolled individually. Parsley leaves are hand-picked off the stem. Each dish is made with hands-on diligence.
Specialties, such as cabbage leaves and Kibbeh, won’t be found at other area restaurants. Basic dishes, such as Coco’s pita or Amira’s kafta, are recommended for those with simpler tastes.
Along with the baklava, house-made desserts include Sahara dates, and Bazaar prunes or apricots. The menu offers descriptions of each dish, and items are marked as vegan, vegetarian or with meat for easier ordering.