March 19, 2015

Traveling Taste Buds: The Mykonos Cafe

When vacation seems so far away that you just can't bear to wait any longer, how can you possibly alleviate the pressure?

Go eat ethnic food, of course!

Trust me, it was good.
But if you're planning to write a blog post about it, try to remember to take pictures of the food before you eat it.

Yesterday I discovered that Charlottesville is harboring a little Greek-American cafe known as The Mykonos Cafe.  While American dishes dominate their menu, there are a few Greek staples and favorites, all made fresh and overseen by the cafe's owners who hail from Greece.

I ordered a take-out serving of gyro and an appetizer of tzatziki with pita, which took about seven minutes to make while I waited in the dining area.  The walls were decorated with pictures of Mykonos, Athens, and Santorini, which whet my appetite for a Greek adventure!  Both the gyro and the tzatziki tasted just as good as it looked, but sadly, you'll have to take my word on that.  It wasn't until after I finished the last bite of the gyro that I realized I hadn't even snapped a picture.  Oops!

A few other Greek notables on the menu included: stuffed grape leaves, Greek olives with feta cheese, hummus, souvlaki, falafel sandwich, and mousaka.  Everything was reasonably priced, and a few glances at other customer's plates indicated that serving sizes are hearty.

While I can't say it's the best gyro I've ever had or will have, it certainly did not disappoint, and I am very excited to have found a local place to indulge my cravings for baklava.


What do you do when you're itching for a trip?

P.S.  Thanks to everyone who participated in our 1 Year Blogiversary + Giveaway!  Originally I'd planned to announce the winner by March 22nd, but a busy schedule at my job plus a last minute camping trip this weekend may delay the announcement by a few days.

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