I've been a fan of the Abukhdeir family's Heart of Jerusalem Cafe since discovering it a few years ago while strolling through downtown Manitou Springs. They've been serving authentic Middle Eastern food in Colorado Springs since 2007, and have since added two new locations. This time I stopped by the Austin Bluffs location and had the Ultimate Sandwich-Panini Style. It's made with a mix of beef, lamb, and chicken breast and grilled to perfection. Naturally I had to have some homemade Baklava, a real treat and the best I've ever had anywhere!
718 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829 719.227.3989
4587 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Colorado Springs, CO 80915 719.685.9554
3242 Centennial Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 719.227.3989