Spitaki. Greek Deli Cafe
Avotu iela has never been the place that springs to mind when thinking about lunch, let alone dinner. Normally you’d get a string of “home-style” cafeterias and one or two 1.60 EUR dirt cheap Chinese joints. However, the times, they are a-changing and the wind of change blows from the south – more specifically – from Greece. Spitaki, Greek for “the little house”, sure lives up to its name; it’s a cosy cafe with only a handful of tables, but what they lack in size, they make up for in flavours. A daily lunch menu that caters for both carnivores and veggies changes from day to day, offering things like the well known babaganoush, super tasty and filling spanakopita or moussaka pies and more.
Should it be a full meal with a glass of wine or just some tapas, they’ve got you covered. Wonderful Greek sweets and cakes are available for take-away or to be munched down sitting by the window, sipping some Greek coffee and people-watching; you’ll find a lot of variations of baklava and other traditional Greek sweets. The owner, from Greece of course, is a delightful chap and you’re sure to receive the warmest welcome on all of Avotu street. The best orange-cake in the city too; I mean, you’ve got to “make up” for all the healthy mains somehow.