Best of Boston

2003 Best Lemonade

Baraka Café

Few liquids can quench a thirst like lemonade. But making it—balancing the tart and puckering lemon juice with enough sugar, but not too much—is a tricky business. Baraka Café pulls it off, adding fragrant rose petals and crushed fresh mint leaves to create a perfect accompaniment to its assertively spiced North African menu.

80 1/2 Pearl St., Cambridge, 617-868-3951,