420 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
A small but quaint building, it is surrounded with lovely flowers and grass. The interior has a somewhat Mediterranean décor. The staff members are prompt and courteous. We were quickly seated in a booth by the front windows. Our Server was attentive and we quickly had water and time to look over the menu and ponder our selection.
Select items can be ordered Vegan, Vegetarian or Halal and the menu offers a smidgeon of this and that from Greek, Italian and Turkish cuisines. This includes appetizers, stews, soups and salads, souvlakis and kabobs, pastas, sandwiches, wraps and burgers to what they call “café favorites”. Café favorites, pastas and souvlakis and kabobs come with a side salad, all other entrees come with your choice of soup, lemon rice, basmati rice, side salad or fries.
We ordered from the Souvlakis and Kabobs section: my son ordered the Greek Combo plate; $11.99 ($1.00 extra for lamb) two skewers of meat (beef, lamb, and pork, chicken) served with lemon rice and pita wedges. I ordered the Souvlaki plate; $8.99 ($1.00 extra for lamb), one Greek style marinated chicken kabob with lemon rice and pita wedges. The side salads were of good size, crisp lettuce with cucumbers, onions and tomatoes. My salad was served with a tangy blue cheese and my son’s with the house Greek dressing. Both were equally good.
The lemon rice was delicious, moist with a delicate lemony tartness. The pita wedges were warm and soft. The kabobs on my son’s plate were cooked well done and a bit dry, but still had a good flavor and not stringy. My chicken kabob was also done well, but still retained some juiciness and the flavor was excellent. We each had a glass of the House Table Red Wine which was okay but it did manage to clean the palate.
There was ample food on the plate, but we had to forego boxing up the left overs since we were traveling and had no way to preserve the food. We informed our server about the over-cooked meat and he stated he would inform the chefs. We also commented that he might inform other diners to special order their meat.
It was an enjoyable dining experience and we both would dine again to sample other items on the menu. They offer dine in, take out and catering and seating is booths and tables with ample lighting and space to walk between.