7 years after Filakia opened, the team has rolled up their sleeves and started major alterations. They are now inaugurating Filakia, Petit Café d’Athènes in Montorgueil, the little brother of Grand Café d’Athènes, the Greek bistro rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis.
At Filakia, one merrily celebrates Mediterranean lifestyle with the best of Greek produces. With this renewal, Chloé and Benjamin, the two bosses present a genuine Greek canteen updating the spirits of taverns and authentic Greek cafés, the Nio cafés.
Open-plan kitchen, comfortable large wooden bench seats for lunch on the go, or early dinner, take-away counter, marbled table… One comes here at any time of the day to treat themselves.
Moving on to the menu, Filakia does not joke with meat and served free-range pork from Auvergen, beef from Basque country, lamb’s shoulder from Boucheries Nivernaises, and even poultries from Le Coq Saint Honoré. And these beautiful pieces of meat are worked with the traditional techniques, and on a spit. For instance, you get the mouthwatering lamb kabob, Kalamata olives, fresh moint; or beef bifteka with cumin and tahini sauce; or pork and chicken gyros.
Also featured on the menu, signature rolled sandwiches made to order and served with French fries, plant-based dishes, a whole range of mezze for a pre-dinner party with friends (homemade tzatziki, fried halloumi, Kalamata olive cream and Cretan breadsticks, spanakopita), original souvlaki…
As for beverages, natural wines and Greek cocktails such as the Athenian Sunset, Greek spritz based on Otto Athen’s Vermouth, grapefruit tonic and orange zest; the super-local mojito based on Mastiha, cucumber tonic; or the Ouzo on the rocks.
Let us give it a go, shall we?
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 20 October 2020
9 Rue Mandar
75002 Paris 2
M° Etienne Marcel