Kif kif is an old petrol station by the Flagey lakes turned cute meze place. Owned by an Moroccan-Israeli duo, it takes its name from the small plates with meze and salad that you select at the chef’s counter. If you pick meat from the grill you get five kifs to go with it, so it’s a hit for those who like eating many different things. They kifs are varied and very tasty. We sampled their artichokes, green lentils, beetroot salad, hummus, sweet potato and yoghurt dip (to name a few), which were the perfect compliment to the spicy merguez and kofta from the grill. The grilled meat was served with a cumin-dusted baked poato, which was a hit combo I’ve never tried before.
The vegetarian options were perhaps a little less exciting (we tried the tagine), but cheap and of good standard. A lot of attention has gone into designing the interior of Kif kif, but it doesn’t feel pretentious or uncomfortable, just relaxed and atmospheric. It’s a great place to gather with friends for late nights over good meze. For summer it must be a winner – they have an outside terrace, covered with colourful lights overlooking the Flagey ponds.