When Bedawi first opened in my neighborhood I ate there once, was unimpressed, and then completely dismissed it from my mind. I must have walked past it fifty times and didn’t give it a second thought. But on a recent summer evening my girlfriend and I went out for dinner and she wanted to try Bedawi. We got a seat out in their back patio and ordered an appetizer platter, plus a bowl of lentil soup and a couple of falafel sandwiches. And oh boy, I’m glad Carolyn insisted on Bedawi. The soup and the falafel were good, but the appetizer platter was great. You can choose five of their appetizers — we went with spinach & chickpeas, beet salad, potatoes with lemon, fava beans, and tabouleh. Everything was bright and fresh, and refreshing on such a hot evening. I really need to stop judging places on a bad first impression.
Bedawi Cafe — 266 Prospect Park West