Alevri offers up brunch, baklava cheesecake and maybe the world’s only moussaka in a pie (that’s pie stuffed with moussaka). You can also find strawberry tarts, eclairs and cream puffs alongside old-fashioned items Aki remembers from family trips to Thessaloniki – such as galaktoboureko (flaky custard pie), Greek-style baklava, karidopita (a dense walnut cake), doughnuts and much more.
The savoury selection is just as comprehensive. There’s peynirli, a pide-like pastry that’s filled with cheese, meat, egg or a mix of the above, spanakopita, and an array of pies: prasopita with leek and feta, mince-filled kreatopita, and goat-cheese kaseropita.
If you want an old-school experience, check out the brunch spread. The platter comes with boiled eggs, slices of raw tomato, cucumber, olives, salty cheese, bread and cured meats – the sorts of things Greek people have been eating for breakfast for centuries.
To drink, there’s freddo cappuccinos (like an iced cappuccino, usually served sweet) and Greek frappes (a sweet, foam-covered Greek Nescafe brew). Everything is made in-house, including the filo pastry.
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