Manakeesh Cafe

$ University City and West Philadelphia Lebanese Fodor's Choice

Fodor’s Expert Review

Housed into a former bank building in the Spruce Hill area of West Philly, Manakeesh specializes in the Lebanese flatbread of the same name. Served warm from the oven, the puffy, round loaves come with both traditional toppings (za’atar, kafta) and unorthodox ones (B.E.C., cheesesteak), which speak to the diverse crowd of university types and transplants from the Middle East that fill the lounge-y, tapestry-lined space. Encased behind glass along the front counter, pistachio baklava cut in a dozen different shapes glitter like jewelry. A box makes an excellent take-home treat. Note that the bakery closes briefly on Friday afternoons.
Lebanese Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Coffee Brunch Dessert Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

4420 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19104, USA

215-921–2135

www.manakeeshcafebakery.net

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed 1–2:15 Fri.

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