The Restaurant


Saffron Cafe, Downtown’s first-ever Moroccan restaurant, opened Monday, March 2, 2009 at 621 Fort Wayne Ave. (in the former Canary Cafe location.) Owner Anas Sentissi brings years of restaurant experience and his family’s secret tiramisu recipe.


Saffron-Cafe-17Chef Sentissi has transformed the quaint cafe into an authentic Moroccan experience. The chandeliers, table settings, mirrors and other decor are straight from Morocco. Want more? The menu features delicious Moroccan specialties including traditional tajines (Moroccan stews), kabbabs, gyros, pasta, paella (seafood, vegetables, chicken & saffron rice), desserts and more. Wine is imported from Morocco and fresh seafood is flown in daily. Everything on the menu is homemade from scratch.

saff1Saffron is a spice derived from the dried stigma of the “Crocus Sativus Linneaus” flower and is the world’s most expensive spice by weight. It takes about 225,000 hand-picked stigma to produce one pound of saffron and is native to the Mediterranean. Saffron is used for its bright orange/yellow color, strong and distinctive flavor and aroma and its therapeutic properties. Sentissi imports saffron from Morocco to use in his recipes.


Moroccan Cooking Class



Now YOU Can Cook like an Authentic Moroccan Master Chef!

4 Hour All-Inclusive Cooking Lesson With World Renowned Chef Sentissi

Master the art of Morrocan Cuisine, in this engaging, interactive, information-packed 4 hour course, LIVE with master Chef Sentissi. You will leave with top-secret recipes, masterful tips from Chef Sentissi himself, and your fresh-made food to share with your friends and family! Let the Cumin-Filled Magic 8-Ball determine your destiny (at least for this class) as the menu for the course is generated at random.


Sentissi is excited to be in Downtown Indianapolis and invites employees, residents and visitors to try something different. “I want to get to know my customers and welcome them to my Moroccan restaurant,” said Sentissi. “Here you are family.”
*Call-ahead ordering for take-out is also available. 317.917.0131
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