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Published October 9th 2020
A taste of Persia
Limoo Cafe is the place to go for a taste of Persia in Newcastle. The friendly owners/staff pride themselves on their ability to provide tasty home-style food. The spices are delicate and mild but fragrant with rose water and saffron.
The menu is full of interesting and unique flavours in dishes that are perfect for sharing. Many of the items are suitable for vegetarians and everything except the samosas and bread is free of gluten. The saffron hummus and mast o laboo (beetroot dip) were a colourful and tasty intro to our meal.
The mains had combinations of flavours that were unfamiliar using walnuts, pomegranates, sumac, saffron, apricots and rose water. We were keen to try the slow-cooked lamb in rose water (Badoom) but found it a bit too fragrant for our tastes. Next time we would probably try the salmon or slow-cooked lamb shank.
You can BYO for $3 corkage a bottle or purchase from the drink menu. As well as dine-in, they have take-away available and function catering and Limoo is a popular day time cafe, serving delicious homemade cakes and baklava. The atmosphere is good with many of the patrons opting to share mezze platters.