Christopher Saleh, whose family started the business in 1977, manages the Morrisville location and speaks of Neomonde with infectious enthusiasm. He was born and raised in Raleigh, but his family hails from north Lebanon.
Among the Middle Eastern delicacies featured at the café are items like the beef & lamb Shawarma sandwich and the Neomonde platter with tabouli, hummus, baba ghanouj and stuffed grape leaves.
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Fredin
Another popular offering, the foul (pronounced FOOL) mudammas soup, comprises a lemon garlic tahini broth with flava and garbanzo beans, green peppers, cilantro, tomato, black pepper, cumin and salt. The soup is available by cup ($2.39), bowl ($2.99) or even by the pound for $4.99.
Neomonde is open daily for lunch and dinner. Free WiFi Internet access is available.