The name might confuse you, so lets get straight to the point: FALAFEL CAFÉ isnt really about falafel. Sure, the unassuming space hidden among a jumble of drab strip malls has falafel on the menu. But you didnt drive to Cobb Parkway for that. Rather, its the call of silky, sultry, riotously delicious Persian food that youre answering. The most seductive of the restaurants sirens are the stews, and the standout among them is the fesenjan, a pomegranate-walnut concoction thats better than any imitator in town. The aash-e jow, a cream-of-barley soup, is the ultimate comfort food. And the warm reception from owner Reza Gharaat and his staff more than makes up for the no-frills ambiance. 950 Cobb Parkway, Marietta. 770-429-8999.