Cafe Rakka is one of the best kept secrets in or around Nashville! The food is delicious, plentiful, and beautifully plated. The decor inside the cafe ... More
Cafe Rakka is one of the best kept secrets in or around Nashville! The food is delicious, plentiful, and beautifully plated. The decor inside the cafe and in the small, outdoor eating area is so well-done it instantly moves a diner from the bustle of suburban Nashville to the beauty of the Mediterranean. Cafe Rakka is family-owned and operated and everyone there is friendly and helpful. The meat dishes are distinctly flavorful. Although not listed, it is possible to order a sample of each of the meat dishes for a comparable dinner price. In keeping with the religious traditions of the owner, alcohol is not served. Lynn-nore Chittom
This little restaurant is the hidden jewel of Nashville and Sumner County. They have the freshest, most delicious food in town. Their appetizers are wonderful – hummus, falafel and tabbouleh – the best anywhere. The grilled Eggplant and Cheese pita is my favorite along with their Rakka Mediterranean Salad. Don’t leave without trying their Rice Pudding with chopped pistachios and their delicious Red Tea – so healing. The chef is Syrian and is a third generation cheese and yogurt maker. Everything is made fresh daily including their pita bread. Many of their secret recipes are generations old. His wife Linda is a Hendersonville local. They make a great team. Everything is clean, fresh, and the food presentation is beautiful. It’s great for both vegetarians and meat eaters. You have to check out this Hendersonville hot spot – Cafe Rakka most definitely rocks!!
If your only experience with Mediterranean or Middle Eastern food is with gyros, you need to try this place! The food is incredibly fresh, prepared to order and well worth the wait. Try any of the beef or chicken dishes -they all come with a terrific salad (delicious dressing!!) and fresh pita bread. And try their cucumber/lemon house water.