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Abracadabra kind of looks like a coffee shop that would also sell healing crystals and books on Area 51. It’s about the size of a large utility closet, and it’s filled with mismatched furniture, potted plants, and various arts and crafts. The food is mostly pretty healthy, so it’s a great spot to eat a plate of things that’ll make you feel like you got all your nutrients for the week, like a plate with lentil balls, brown rice, roasted vegetables, and green hummus. And if that sounds unappealing, you should know that it’s actually pretty good, and you might wind up coming back several times a week.
Some mornings you wake up and think, “I should eat more things with nutritional value.” Those are good days to go to Abracadabra. This is a tiny Turkish cafe where you can get a plate of wild rice and vegetables, hummus, and a protein like lentil quinoa balls or chicken. They also have burritos and smoothies with ingredients like turmeric and chia seeds. There aren’t many tables, but this is a great spot for a quick, casual meal, and it also works well for takeout.
Abracadabra is a little Turkish cafe in Williamsburg where you can eat a “magic” plate with rice, vegetables, green hummus, and a protein like chicken tikka or lentil-quinoa balls. There are also Turkish burritos made with whole wheat flatbread, smoothies with optional ingredients like flax seeds and turmeric powder, and a bunch of baked goods that are healthier than usual. Take your food to go, or grab a table in the homey little space that looks like something you’d find within walking distance of UC Berkeley.
If you need to sit down and have dinner with a friend, but don’t want to spend more than $20 and would like to eat something that makes you feel like a somewhat healthy human being, try Abracadabra. You can get a good plate of salmon or falafel with brown rice and vegetables here, and it’s about as casual as a neighborhood coffee shop.
Abracadabra is a mostly-vegetarian cafe in Williamsburg that looks like it belongs in Joshua Tree. The space is small, but there’s room to sit down - or you can take your food to-go. From the quinoa-filled burritos and Turkish meatballs to veggie burgers with green hummus on top, nothing costs more than $15 - except the feeling that you’ve achieved a higher level of health, which is priceless.