Why go: For the kind of homespun cooking you’d find in a neighborhood taverna along the Aegean, in a cafe setting brimming with local color: bouzouki music, evil-eye amulets.
What to get: Grilled Greek sausages scented with orange; fasólia, white beans braised with olive oil, parsley, and tomato; salty taramasalata; keftéthes, spiced torpedo-shaped meatballs; crusty feta-cheese rolls; one of the area’s best gyros; galaktoboureko, made with phyllo and a creamy milk-based filling.
Best for: A quick but soul-satisfying lunch or dinner solo or with friends.
Insider tip: Look for specials that go beyond the familiar, such as nutty bulgur pilaf; tas kebab, a homey beef stew; and kreatopita, a ground-beef-and-onion pie.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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