Great Takeout: Cafesano

Is quick and healthy Med-Ital cuisine your thing? This sleek cafe offers a wide selection of made-to-order supper options. Spicy falafel ($4.79) and silky baba ghanoush ($4.49) are great for sharing. The heaping charbroiled shrimp-kebab platter ($11.99) comes with fragrant basmati rice, tzatziki, and a crisp green salad; there are chicken, steak, and vegetable kebabs as well but, oddly, no lamb.

The house-made organic soups ($3.29 for a cup, $4.29 for a bowl) change daily—we love the lentil—and are hearty though a tad underseasoned, as are many of the salads ($3.99 to $7.79). Best to stick with the delicate 11-inch brick-oven pizzas ($8.49 to $11.49), filling wraps ($6.49 to $8.79), and well-priced kids’-menu items ($3.99 to $4.99)—and save room for the terrific baklava ($2.79) and house-made chocolate or oatmeal-raisin cookies ($1.99).

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.