Cafe Aurora

3.1 out of 5 
Breakfast & Brunch, Italian
  • Aurora Signature
    10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Basmati Rice
    10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Desserts and Drinks
    10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Breakfast
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • Soups and Salads
    10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Eritrean Dishes
    10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Express/ Sandwiches
    10:00am to 9:00pm

Popular Dishes

Pasta Alfredo
Fettuccine with marinated chicken in Alfredo sauce with light cheese
$12.50
Lasagna
Delicately prepared with dahab signature tomato sauce
$12.50

Italian

All dishes start with Italian bread and choice of seasoned herbal olive oil or fresh salad.
Pasta Alfredo
Fettuccine with marinated chicken in Alfredo sauce with light cheese
$12.50
Lasagna
Delicately prepared with dahab signature tomato sauce
$12.50
Aurora Bells
Bell shaped pasta with tender cubed beef in a tomato meat sauce
$13.95
Pasta San Marzane
Pasta with San Marzane tomatoes and basil sauce
$9.99
Pasta Bolognese
Spaghetti with a perfectly balanced tomato and ground beef sauce
$12.50
Ravioli
Choice of cheese or beef
$12.99
Shrimp Pasta (Joe's Favorite)
$14.99
Linguine in Pesto Sauce and Spinach
$10.99

Basmati Rice Dishes

Rice with Shrimp
$14.99
Rice Kabob
Rice with sautéed stemmed veggies and chicken kabab
$14.99
Rice Klwa
Rice served with a succulent sauce made with beef and Eritrean spices
$13.50
Rice of the Red Sea
Rice, mixed veggies, cubed chicken breast and spring mixed salad
$11.95

Express

Panini
Grilled turkey with lettuce and tomato served with whole wheat or sliced bread
$6.75
Sandwich Deluxe
Choice of chicken, tuna or turkey on focaccia or French bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mayo...
$8.95
Enjerito Vegetarian
Served with enjera and vegetarian specialties
$8.95
Enjerito with Beef or Chicken
Served with enjera and choice of beef or chicken
$9.95
Tortilla Wrap
Chicken or tuna wrapped with veggies, sour cream, rice and spinach
$8.95

Soups and Salads

Signature Salad
Our Mediterranean salad. Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, green pepper, red onion and house vinaigrette....
$7.95
Caesar Salad
$7.50
Adei's Lentil Soup
My beloved mother's recipe
$7.70
Veggie Soup
$7.95

Popular Dishes

Pasta Alfredo
Fettuccine with marinated chicken in Alfredo sauce with light cheese
$12.50
Lasagna
Delicately prepared with dahab signature tomato sauce
$12.50

Basmati Rice

Rice with Shrimp
$14.99
Rice Kabob
Rice with sauteed steamed veggies and chicken kabob
$14.99
Rice Klwa
Rice served with a succulent sauce made with beef and Eritrean spices
$13.50
Rice of the Red Sea
Rice, mixed veggies, cubed chicken breast and spring mixed salad
$11.95

Popular Dishes

Pasta Alfredo
Fettuccine with marinated chicken in Alfredo sauce with light cheese
$12.50
Lasagna
Delicately prepared with dahab signature tomato sauce
$12.50

Desserts

Tiramisu (Imported)
$4.69
Millefoglie (Imported)
$3.95
Aurora Cake
$2.49
Torta Della Nonna
$3.95
Baklava
$2.69
Anise Cake
$2.49
Crème Brulee (Frutta)
$4.69
Croissant (Chocolate)
$2.49
Croissant
$1.49
Biscotti
$1.79
Homemade Cookies
$1.29
Muffin
$1.79
Pastry of the Day
$1.99

Drinks

Tea
Shahi me'amer house special
$1.79
Berad Shahi
$1.99
Herbal Tea
$1.85
Lavazza Drip Coffe
$1.89
Macchiato
$1.89
Caffelatte
$2.69
Coffee Mocha
$2.99
Cappuccino
$2.69
Cappuccino Viennese
$3.69
Caramel Macchiato
$2.99
Hot Chocolate
With whipped cream
$2.49
Americano
Espresso + hot water
$2.29
Breve Creamy Coffe
$2.49
Espresso
$1.89
Macchiato Tre Stelle
a.k.a. Maradona
$2.49
Flaxseed
Our specialty Organic Blend
$3.69
Smoothie
Fruit based
$3.49
Amore Espresso Cocktail
$3.99
Aurora's Signature
Espresso + kahlua
$3.99
Ice Tea
$1.99
Coke
$1.95
Diet Coke
$1.95
Everfresh Juices
$2.75

Popular Dishes

Pasta Alfredo
Fettuccine with marinated chicken in Alfredo sauce with light cheese
$12.50
Lasagna
Delicately prepared with dahab signature tomato sauce
$12.50

Breakfast

Fu'ul
This is Aurora's special. Served with fresh tomatoes, green peppers, onions, feta cheese or yogurt...
$8.95
Fatta
French bread pieces in a tasty tomato onion and red pepper sauce, fresh yogurt on the side
$8.50
Kitcha Fitfit
Prepared with Eritrean homemade bread pieces mixed and marinated with flavored butter and red pepp...
$8.95
Enjera Fitfit
Enjera (traditional Eritrean fermented soft bread) sautéed in a very tasty and spicy medium hot me...
$10.95
Ga'at
Eritrean porridge. Authentic Eritrean breakfast served on joyous occasions to mark and celebrate t...
$12.95
Three Egg Frittata
Scrambled egg served with fresh tomatoes, onions, green peppers and canola oil
$8.50
Egg Silsi
Scrambled egg in a tomato sauce made with onions and jalapeno pepper. French or pita bread
$8.75
Tuna Silsa
Tuna made with a tomato sauce made with onions and jalapenos pepper. French or pita bread
$8.75
Omelet
Pick your ingredients. Three eggs folded with choice of spinach, cheese, tomato, onion and jalapen...
$9.50
Panino
2 eggs, cheese, tomato, onion. Choice of focaccia or French bread
$7.50
French Toast
Tasty French toast with a house recipe
$7.95
Belgian Waffles
Our recipe. Served with strawberry sundae topping
$8.95
Sunday Special Breakfast Combo
Kicha fitfit, fuul, enjera fitfit, frittata with french bread. Served on Sundays
$14.99

Popular Dishes

Pasta Alfredo
Fettuccine with marinated chicken in Alfredo sauce with light cheese
$12.50
Lasagna
Delicately prepared with dahab signature tomato sauce
$12.50

Soups and Salads

Signature Salad
Our Mediterranean salad. Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, green pepper, red onion and house vinaigrette.
$7.95
Ceasar Salad
$7.50
Veggie Soup
$7.50
Adei's Lentil Soup
My beloved mother's recipe
$7.95

Popular Dishes

Pasta Alfredo
Fettuccine with marinated chicken in Alfredo sauce with light cheese
$12.50
Lasagna
Delicately prepared with dahab signature tomato sauce
$12.50

Eritrean Dishes

Qlwa - Beef with Spinach (Chef's Special)
Tender beef prepared with fresh spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spices, flavored butter...
$12.99
Qlwa - Beef (Tibsi/'Spris)
Tender beef prepared with fresh tomato, green peppers, onions, spices, flavored butter or combo oi...
$13.99
Qlwa - Dry
Tender beef prepared with fresh tomato, green peppers, onions, spices, flavored butter or combo oi...
$15.99
Qlwa - Lamb (Nay Begie')
Beef prepared with different spices. Awaze (traditional Eritrean spicy pasty) on the side
$14.95
Qlwa - Chicken Breast with Spinach
Chicken breast prepared with fresh spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spices, flavored butt...
$11.99
Tsebhi Derho
Chicken cooked in a traditional Eritrean sauce. Simmered for hours. Served with a hard-boiled egg
$11.99
Qlwa Shrimp
Shrimp sautéed with onions tomatoes and peppers. Seasoned with Eritrean traditional butter
$14.99
Tilapia
Prepared with fresh tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spices, flavored butter or canola oil served...
$12.95
Vegetarian Combination
Medium hot lentil sauce with mixed veggies and house salad
$12.95
Shiro (Shiro in a Clay Pot)
Chickpeas based on sauce made with sautéed onions, tomatoes and spices
$13.50

Popular Dishes

Pasta Alfredo
Fettuccine with marinated chicken in Alfredo sauce with light cheese
$12.50
Lasagna
Delicately prepared with dahab signature tomato sauce
$12.50

Sandwiches

Panini
Grilled turkey with lettuce and tomato served with whole wheat or sliced bread.
$6.75
Sandwich Deluxe
Your choice of chicken or tuna or turkey on focaccia or French bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onion...
$8.95
Tortilla Wrap
Chicken or tuna wrapped with veggies, sour cream, rice and spinach
$8.95
Enjerito Vegetarian
Served with enjera and our vegetarian specialties
$8.95
Enjerito with Beef or Chicken
Served with enjera and your choice of beef or chicken
$9.95

About Cafe Aurora

(703) 567-4050 • 50 S Pickett St, Alexandria, VA 22304

Flavorful homestyle breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items of North East African origin, particularly from Eritrea. To compliment our sumptuous menu items we also serve the choicest selection of delicious Italian pastries along with coffee and tea selections. We select our coffee beans and tea leaves with great care and attention to ensure your utmost enjoyment and satisfaction.