Run by restauranteur Peter Koutsopoulos and his family, Medusa Meze makes authentic Greek street food. Head chef Pantelis Paretas adds a traditional twist to the Aussie breakfast menu, and the lunch and dinner is classic Greek; just about everything on the menu is handmade. Crete-born Michalis Tzanakakis is employed only to make gyros and was doing just that in Greece for more than 30 years.

The cafe is designed to look like a Greek-style taverna. Blue doors, striped awnings and whitewashed walls evoke the Greek islands. The outside eating area captures enough natural light for it to feel pleasantly sunny and warm, ideal for long afternoons with a bougatsa (custard pastry) and a custom blend Toby’s Estate coffee.

You should consider ordering an Ouzo with the htapodi xythato (marinated octopus), the Ouzo prawns or the dolmathakia (stuffed vine leaves). For a more hearty option, try the souvlaki or gyros on an open plate: a good value, slow-cooked meat dish presented on a traditional open platter. Medusa Greek Meze’s olive oil is produced by the Koutsopoulos grandparents on their property in Greece.

Medusa is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Takeaway food and coffee, both pre-ordered and walk-in is available.

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Updated: March 16th, 2021

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