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With celebrity fans ranging from newsreader Jon Snow to PM David Cameron, Maramia has become quite a hit – thanks to its relaxed mood, warm folksy trappings and authentic food. This is one of the
few London cafés specialising in Palestinian home cooking, although you can also come here for more generic Middle Eastern specialities. Veggie Palestinian breakfasts are a winner – likewise Sunday
brunch – but the full menu aims for all-round satisfaction with a host of hot and cold mezze, plus ‘sandwiches’ served in Arabic flatbreads and more substantial dishes often cooked to family
recipes. Expect a full range of grills and kebabs alongside the likes of chicken mousakhan, maftoul (super-sized couscous) and khodar meshweyeh. For dessert, it has to be traditional cakes and
sticky pastries. Drinks range from refreshing mint tea to fresh juices, while live music adds to the vibe at weekends.