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Saffron Cafe

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Topped with tomatoes and kalamata olives
Moroccan style eggplant spread
Classic moroccan spinach spread
Antipasto Plate
A‎ sampling of hummus, zaalouk, and bakoula served with feta cheese, kalamata olives, tomato, cucumber, and artichoke hearts
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Moroccan, Mediterranean
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

The restaurant is very cute on the inside. I got take out but would have liked to sit down if I had time. I had the bakoula and falafel. The bakoula was quite tasty but I have had better falafel. I'd like to come back...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lfhritz
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

In Indianapolis for business. One of my colleagues suggested this place and I’m so happy she did! The lamb tajini was to die for... and the table bread was delicious as well! Nice decor and ambience as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Voyage30761
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Waited for long time, the food was very salty. Worst service I have seen in years. Will not go there again. Not recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sherpa789436
Reviewed October 2, 2018

For my husband and I, this is our 'go to' for a special night out! We absolutely love the delicious meals prepared by Chef Sentissi. The tajine specialities are amazing. I almost always end up with Tajine Lamb Honey. Afterwards, sit back and enjoy a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tomita22
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Known for its Moroccan food.....but much to our surprise there were a number of Italian offerings on the menu as well. Upon questioning this observation we found that the owner is Moroccan, but his grandmother was Italian. So....some interesting variety on the menu. We opted...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We started with the antipasto sampler dish to share. Both the Zaalouk and the Bakoula were very good, the hummus average [oliy]. Lamb kabob entrée was good. Lamb Honey Tajine was excellent. Service was mechanical, but adequate.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Morgan2010
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Moroccan tagines and a variety of other dishes along with specials. Food is served timely and tastes great. Friendly staff. Location walking distance in downtown area. Some construction in parking area makes the place appear closed but the side door is open- nice ambiance. Look...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nuyu2013
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening for dinner. The place wasn’t crowded, and we were able to get a table straight away. The chef is Moroccan and his American wife acts both as front of house and waits the tables. The service and attention are...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Pushkin007
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Excellent dinner, cozy atmosphere very friendly and helpful staff, never waited for anything, music perfect compliment to the dining experience.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Josh W
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

I can’t even begin to tell you how much we enjoy Chef Senossi and his restaurant. He is so welcoming and his good brings back such great memories of being in Morocco. The tagines are great, the couscous is wonderful and the desserts are just...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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