Andala Coffee House

Andala Coffee House

Shakshouka, a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions

About Andala Coffee House

286 Franklin Street
Central Square
(617) 945-2212

“Andala” is the name of the nightingale’s song. Andala Coffee House bridges the gap between slow-roasted coffee and fast service.

Here, you’ll taste authentic Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine in what Andala is proud to call a homestyle restaurant.

Relationships and community are important at Andala, which means you will receive the ultimate treatment in customer service.

The staff often remembers repeat customers, even if it’s only your second visit. “Shakshouka for here?” they say when you walk in. “Shakshouka for here.”

Andala’s owners hope you stay a while at their restaurant, and the interior matches their wishes. You won’t find cozier or comfier seating anywhere, with tables, couches, and benches available. It’s a great place to study with low key music and old ’90s tunes.

The Taste of Jerusalem in One Menu

Andala Coffee House

Inside Andala. Click to enlarge

Andala has a variety of baked goods, but it is known most for its croissants. Croissant flavors include plain, chocolate, almond, and cinnamon brioche. There’s also assorted bagels and muffins.

If you fancy more of a meal, Andala has a variety of soups and salads such as lentil, vegetarian chile, and eggplant mbabal salad (baked eggplant pure with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, garnished with parsley and extra virgin olive oil, served with arabic bread).

There’s also other yummy plates, such as spanakopita (spinach pie), meat pie, and hummus.

Andala Coffee House has other entrees, such as house specialties with a Middle Eastern flair and sandwiches (might we recommend the avocado press sandwich?).

Of course, there is a wide variety of drinks, too—fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, coffees, ciders, and teas. Pair these drinks with a decadent baklava dessert and your day plans have been made.

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