Cafe Kookoo, (Kooko?)
Stopped into the replacement for King Tut, in Brookline Village. Cafe Kookoo is owned by the former owners of the Bean and Leaf, downtown. They bought it from the KT guy, who retired someplace warm. They've kept the Middle eastern menu, but added fresh baked goods, quirky American sandwiches, and some Iranian specialties. (one for an Iranian frittatta with herbs I had previously seen a recipe for in the Globe).
BUT, they're redone the space, and it's a cozy little warren, with exposed brick wall, warm colors and several tables, which, despite their modest number, seem to really invite lingering. And it's open on Saturdays! I didn't have time to eat, but will definitely be back.
I stopped in yesterday and had an amazing chocolate chip cookie... I will be back to try a sandwich soon... I can't wait to try the falafal!
Just tried their falafel roll-up. For the price (6.95) I would expect a sandwich about twice the size (such as the large at the late, lamented Sepal). Fresh pita, a few dry, underseasoned falafel patties, a little lettuce, tomato, and tahini and not much else. Being a little more generous with the fixins might have made for a moister overall sandwich. Good iced coffee.