© 2012 Stacey Viera Labane with olives and za'atar

Live in the Moment at Rockville’s CremCaffe

Mmm. Shakshuka. I’d never even heard of the Middle Eastern dish until I had an opportunity to write about an Israeli restaurant and coffee shop in Rockville called CremCaffe.

I particularly loved the shakshuka and labane.

Shakshuka is basically eggs poached in tomato sauce. CremCaffe’s dish is served the traditional way, piping hot in the dish in which it was cooked, and topped with herbs and feta cheese.


Shakshuka at CremCaffe

Labane is a yogurt spread also popular in the Mediterranean. It’s topped with a good drizzle of olive oil and za’atar, a seasoning blend made of ground dried olives, sesame seeds and pepper. It is served with pillowy slices of pita bread.

Labane with olives and za'atar

Labane with olives and za’atar

CremCaffe is located in the Metro-accessible Rockville Town Center. It’s a great place to visit for a nosh, a cup of coffee and great conversation with friends. Read more about CremCaffe in my article for the new D.C. website, the Jewish Food Experience.

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