Greek Street Café
Greek Street Café opened up on St Johns Bluff Rd recently, so I grabbed a few friends and we headed out to try it. We all love Greek food so we were very excited about this. We were talking to the owner and were happy to learn that they make everything in house, including their stuffed grape leaves and Greek yogurt! We were also pleased to hear that they have a woman chef!
We started the evening with the Taverna Special, which is your choice of 4 items from the Meze/Tapas menu (dinner only). I got Hummus, Felafel, Saganaki, and Spanakopita on mine. I was completely in love with the felafel and the hummus. I judge places on their hummus, and they passed with flying colors! It was very unique and authentic from any others in town. The felafel was life changing. They were huge, very soft, and tasted like Heaven. The Spanakopita was also delightful. The outside was very flaky and reminded me of a croissant, and the feta and spinach inside tasted wonderful. The Saganaki was not our favorite, but that is because we were expecting the flaming cheese type. However, the mint infused olive oil drizzled over the top was on point.
My friend got the Greek Nachos (pita chips covered in gyro meat, feta, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, banana peppers, and Greek Street Sauce) for the table to share. These were remarkable! I loved the pita chips and the gyro meat was very good. My favorite part is the Greet Street Sauce. They make this sauce from their homemade Greek Yogurt. I love this sauce so much!
We decided on Chicken Platter to share. This comes with Two Skewers of white meat chicken (marinated in lemon, olive oil, and seasonings then char-grilled), Greek Street Rice, pita bread, tzatziki sauce, and salad. I loved the marinade on the chicken. It tasted great by itself and also dipped into that tzatziki sauce.
Here is the whole spread!
Verdict: Loved it!
I have been thinking about that food for days now. I am counting down the days until I get to go back, which I’m sure will be sooner rather than later. I loved everything about this place from the location, to the food, to the fact that they have a woman chef. Another awesome little tidbit is that they stream the radio directly from Athens. We heard Greek Christmas music for the first time and it was great! We had a wonderful experience and the owner was very kind and very involved in the business from what we could tell. While they have only been in business for a few months, I have no doubt they will be around for a while.