A restaurant specializing in North African cuisine is days away from opening in its new location on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. Baraka Cafe is finishing up its relocation from just outside of Central Square to Porter Square and is almost ready to debut its new space, according to a post on Facebook.
Baraka Cafe closed its doors at 80 1⁄2 Pearl St. on September 24, as previously reported, and moved into the former Boca Grande Taqueria space at 1728 Mass. Ave. The restaurant has been in business for 20 years and was forced to relocated after the owner of its original building passed away.
The cafe’s menu features dishes from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean, including couscous, melfouf la kasbah, meze, tapas, and more. (Don't forget to order the signature cherbet, a rose lemonade.) When it reopens, Baraka Cafe will serve lunch and dinner, as it did before.