It’s quite hard to miss the long queue that forms every morning outside the café To Meli near the busy Schuman Area. Whether it’s a week day and you are rushing to your office, or it’s the weekend and you are enjoying a walk in the European Quarter, this Greek café and the smell of fresh pastry coming out of it will grab your attention (and make you run a bit late for work!).
To Meli means “Honey” in Greek, but that won’t be the only sweet thing that will make this your new favorite coffee place. Greek coffee and bakery ware are the highlights of the place: get lost in the great selection of greek delicatessens displayed at the counter in the bar. Not sure what to get? If you have a sweet tooth, I would recommend a slice of Bougatsa, a traditional Greek dessert made with creamy custard wrapped in golden brown crispy phyllo, sprinkled with melted butter and garnished with icing sugar and cinnamon. Want to grab something for lunch? Then the salty pastries are what you are looking for. My favorite is the Spanakopita, a buttery and flaky phyllo pastry with a filling of cooked spinach and feta cheese. The Mediterranean (and sometimes “loud”) vibe you can find inside will make you experience a traditional greek café. Did I mention you can also buy greek products (including an original greek extra-virgin olive oil)?
Say Kalimera, grab a bite, and enjoy your break at To Meli.