It’s as if you have entered a Fourno/Zaharoplastio (Greek bakery/sweet shop) in Greece, when you enter ‘Alevri’ located in Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia.
Your nose will tingle from the beautiful aromas and immediately your stomach will send a message to your brain that you crave delicious, home-made, mouthwatering Greek sweets and pastries.
‘Alevri’ is the brainchild of creative cafe entrepreneur Aki Daikos and his wife Kathy, who together with their legendary team bring a contemporary Greek food hall that showcases the flavour, diversity, provenance and sheer quality that Greece has to offer and Australians yearn for.
“We’re opening up Alevri because it’s a love and a passion of ours and there is a real gap in the market for Greek daily eats like you would find in Greece. A place where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the atmosphere and flavours of Greece without actually being there” Aki stated.
In Greek, the word ‘Alevri’ means “flour”, the core ingredient used in every bake house.
Hungry customers can expect to find food that is thoughtfully created according to Greek family baking traditions including Peynerli (a boat-shaped pizza with a fluffy and thick base), Tsoureki (a soft and fluffy pastry with a beautiful brown semi-soft crust that is rich in flavour) and the Signature Aussie Moussaka pie (traditional flavours of Moussaka enveloped within an Aussie pastry shell), amongst many other choices that will stare at you until you eat them.
How could we forget to mention there is also the most amazingly mouthwatering pites, pastry tarts, whole cakes, paninis, puff pastries, koulouria, Baklava cheesecake, Mediterranean breakfast boards, Mykonian Scrambled Eggs, Alevri Club Sandwich, Corinthian Benedict, Athenian Baked Eggs, traditional Greek Frappe, Greek coffee made in the sand (Hovoli) and imported drinks.
“Hospitality is in our DNA through the teaching of ‘Philoxenia’, which is literally translated to ‘friend to a stranger’, even though at Alevri there will be no strangers, everyone’s considered family. At Alevri, we offer the same level of Greek hospitality which Greece has become renowned for, as it will be a destination where family and friends can enjoy a meal and talk for hours, catch up on old times and laugh wholeheartedly. There’s an old Greek saying that says, “San to spiti sou” which loosely translates to “feel at home” and that’s our aim – to make everyone feel at home.”
Greece has never felt closer to Sydney and the highly anticipated new store opens on Monday 26th August 2019.
Warning though, ‘Alevri’ will become your new favourite spot!
Where: 260-264 Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill, NSW, 2203
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 7am – 8pm
*Images Copyright by George Karantonis