Consult the menu: ala coffee + more – Menu (PDF)
Extract from a press release:
“The team behind Dupont Circle’s Levantine inspired ala (1320 19th Street NO) has converted part of the space on the first floor into an ala + plus cafÃ©. A neighborhood cafÃ©, ala coffee and more will sell pastries, teas and coffees, showcasing traditional ingredients from the Levant region. Homemade coffee includes drip, espresso, Turkish, and pour-over versions, with additions like ground cardamom, rose hips and dried lavender leaves, and Levantine flavors like orange blossom and blossom. elderberries can also be added to tea. In addition to coffee and tea, they will also offer homemade baked goods like Zaatar to my Labneh, a croissant sprinkled with za’atar and filled with labneh and the Halva Nice Day a halva croissant sprinkled with cinnamon with cumin, as well. as scones, like Heavenly Tahini, a nutty tahini maple scone.
Grab and Go food includes dips, spreads and sandwiches, like the one with mackerel, labneh, sumac, pickled onions and curly and Caprese, with feta, tomatoes, zug, pomegranate molasses, sumac, mint and parsley). Homemade non-alcoholic drinks include Limon Sumac (sumac infused lemonade) and orange blossom iced tea.
A grocery store will sell spices, Turkish coffee and tea, cheese and olives. Wine, beer and cocktail sachets will also be available for purchase. Free filter coffee will be available to all customers until the end of September.
About ala: ala, which translates to ‘a mixture of colors’ in Turkish, is a one-of-a-kind Levantine dining experience, located in the heart of Dupont Circle. Formerly known as Ankara, ala debuted in March 2021 and its cuisine blends flavors from Turkey, Syria, Israel, Lebanon and beyond (known as the Levant ), a region of the world that has both a long history and a colorful past. In addition to the Ã la carte dishes, prix fixe menus are available for brunch and dinner. The space has also undergone an overhaul, with an expansive indoor dining area, a private room for 200 people, as well as a patio that can be heated during the colder months. Ala’s cocktail menu has been carefully curated with wines from Georgia, Israel, Lebanon and Italy and features cocktails adorned with everything from turmeric and sumac to Za’atar syrup and Orange tree Flower water. ala is open daily for dinner, as well as for weekend brunch. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
ala cafÃ© + more hours:
Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekends: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.“