Baklava Cafe, South Street’s Newest Mediterranean Spot
Baklava Cafe opened last week on South Street with welcoming open window seating and a selection of Mediterranean pastries and platters.
A shish kebob platter came with a skewer of beef and onion on top of an olive heavy salad. The beef had a lip smacking seasoning but was on the dry side, as was the pita that came with it. The hummus wasn’t super flavorful but I enjoyed it. The rice pilaf was spruced up by some almonds. And the salad had fresh veggies, pickles things, and a really great white sauce. But the $9.79 price tag for so few pieces of meat is high considering similar kebab platters elsewhere.
Spinach and cheese pie was also overpriced at $3.70, especially considering that the Greek ladies at St. Church do it bigger and better for $2. It was, however, very flakey and the spinach cheese mixture had a lot of flavor.
Baklava Cafe has a ton of little desserts, including, of course, a wide array of baklava variations. Baklava isn’t really my think so I tried something called a Shaaebiyat- which was a sweet cheese filled pastry topped with honey for $2.50.
I think Baklava Cafe is a nice place to sit and people watch while enjoying a pastry. The platters are priced high for what they come with but all sandwiches are under $7. I didn’t get to try the chicken and veggie pie, which looks like a big empanada, so I might give this place a second try to check that out.
Baklava Cafe, 627 South St, 267 702 3623
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- Sweet, savory, or thirsty they have you covered
- Good South St people watching
- Terrific white sauce
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- Dry meat
- Platters priced higher than they are worth