Sunday, 31 January 2016


It's fair to say that Melbournites are spoilt for choice when it comes to delicious Greek cuisine - so there were high expectations going into Kalamaki Greek Street Food Café.  Situated at the end Hardware Lane near Lonsdale Street, the café has a casual but yet welcoming vibe, with its benches being lined with baklava and spanakopita, and pictures of Greek scenery adorning the walls. Unfortunately the staff were not as welcoming as the décor - and the food didn't get much better. 

The bread on the chicken souvlaki (with tomato, red onion, lettuce, chips, mustard and mayo) was light and fluffy, however the chicken was chewy (and concerningly pink) and the overall dish was dry. The trio of dips were also disappointing - lacking in flavour, they were barely touched by the three of us.


The chips, however, were incredible - soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and beautifully seasoned.

However, with so many other amazing Greek restaurants to choose from in Melbourne, Kalamaki does not rate high on my recommendation list.

Food: 2/5
Décor: 3.5/5
Service: 2/5
Total: 7.5/15
Verdict: Don't bother - not when there are so many other incredible Greek places around.
Kalamaki Greek Street Food Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato