First Look: Sultan Palace Bakery and Cafe Serves Shawarma and More on South Grand
The "bakery" part of his business is still in the works, as evidenced by the unpainted portion of the building's two room set-up. It serves as a contrast to the subtly sparkly gold walls in the dining room that are decked out with a few decorative plates, pictures, tapestries, jewelry and pottery.
The bakery will serve coffee and donuts, but not the American kind, Nakhlah says. While he can't provide a specific name for his pastries, he describes them with the assistance of his sister-in-law, who helpfully provides translated food descriptions while hanging around after a late brunch. The donuts will be "wrapped" and contain dates and cinnamon.
Mabel Suen Chef-owner Sufyan Nakhlah.
At Sultan Palace Bakery and Cafe, Nakhlah says everything "comes from zero" and is "cooked in the hand," which we take to mean completely from scratch. He says that even the pita bread -- big, round fluffy pillows of bread that come out with hummus or envelop grilled meats and veggies -- get made in-house.