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Mo Cafe & Terrace – Moroccan Magic meets Parisian style

Heddon Street, London, Mo cafe
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Its Friday yet again. I am out on the streets , in search of  The perfect  spot .  My Friday night escapade has to be an amalgamation of Music, Food & Alfresco.  I stumble upon Mo Cafe while on a walking expedition across one of the busiest shopping areas of London- Regent Street.

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Mo cafe & Terrace is tucked away , down the alley on Heddon Street. It’s perfect, a ‘tranquil haven’ amidst the bustling madness of Central London.

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Mo offers a Gastronomic Journey through North Africa ! The Maghreb, the northernmost part of Africa along the Mediterranean Sea is composed of the countries of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. The region has a high degree of geographic, political, social, economic and cultural diversity which influences the region’s cuisine & the culinary style.

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My heart skips a beat when i see beautifully adorned outdoor seating arrangements. The modern Moroccan inspired decor gives Mo Cafe & Terrace a subtle Parisian character. Not at all lush or showy.

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Best time to fully experience Mo Cafe is between 5 pm – 6 pm. You will get to enjoy some time alone or with friends before the weekend crowd hits the ground. Outdoor seating is much sought after as the evening progresses, so try & grab a table before the bells ring. The staff is extremely courteous & accommodating therefore do not hesitate to share your seating preferences with them.

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London is completely unpredictable when it comes to weather. So the best bet is to opt for rain safe , wind safe, fully heated outdoor seating areas. Thankfully Mo cafe is completely weather proof .

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Its time to fire-up the evening now that we have found our perfect watering hole !  We order ‘Pomerol’, a much respected red wine appellation from the Bordeaux region of south western France.

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Beer drinkers  in our group chose a Peruvian Beer – Cusquena . The finest lager from South America.  Although they secretly wished for a beer on Tap.

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The staff at Mo strongly recommended a few Hot & Cold Mezze dishes & we all blindly followed . Fried Hallumi Cheese with Herb Crust. This robust, salty cheese can withstand grilling or frying as it keeps its shape and adopts a meaty texture. It was an interesting Moroccan rendition of our very own Indian Samosas. Loved it!

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Hummus Puree of chickpeas with tahini, garlic and lemon juice. Served with toasted pitta bread.  North African cuisine would almost be considered incomplete without Hummus & Pitta Bread. Spread each slice of bread with a generous helping of hummus & enjoy !

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Chargrilled Chicken Skewers ,Marinated with ginger, coriander & garlic. Served with a yoghurt dip. Grilled chicken goes great with drinks making for a nice light nibble.

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MERGUEZ Spicy lamb sausages. Its a complete powerhouse of spicy and earthy flavor. Strongly recommended.

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Traditionally it is most common to enjoy Hookah after a meal or with coffee, tea, and dessert.

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The inside section is dimly lit, hence the picture quality. The flight of stairs take you into a hidden den . Go closer & you will find a full fledged night club . Now that’s a Bonus !

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All items displayed and hanging lamps in the café are on sale; they sell some books, CDs & Antique jewels too.  Don’t forget to get yourself a piece of Moroccan Delight !

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MO undoubtedly is the best kept Moroccan secret in the heart of Central London. This post only covers Mo Cafe & terrace which has limited menu & Alfresco dining space. Watch this space as i will be visiting again to experience the delights of Momo restaurant as the main restaurant has a lot more to offer in-terms of Food, Drinks & Ambiance .

I’ll be back soon MO, i miss you already !!

MO Cafe & Terrace , 25 Heddon St, London W1B 4BH
Tel : +44 (20) 7434 4040

 

 

 

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