My friend Donna Hardaman introduced me to Lawrence's Cafe and Restaurant. It's a Middle Eastern restaurant on Buford Highway at North Druid Hills.
Since it was my first trip, I had to try the combo lunch. As you can see, it had a selection of greatest hits, all of which were very well prepared. Although this was a fairly large lunch, the feel was very light and pleasant. The salad on the right was additional, but a welcome addition. I've been eating too much lettuce lately. Coffee is usually a hit at such places, and this was no exception. My coffee was prepared by steeping in my own little pot. It had a wonderful rich flavor without being in any way bitter. All too often in this country, people try to make coffee rich by overroasting the beans (are you listening, Starbucks?) and trying to cram too much caffeine into the cup. My cup here was what a good cup of coffee should be---handmade.