Technically, I already wrote an article about this place. The space at św. Tomasza 30 was once occupied by Cafe Philo, a bohemian cafe with a cult status. As it was wiped away by the pandemic and a range of other factors, Philo became Filo – a modern Greek restaurant with the same name, but a different spelling.
Filo is full of references to the past, but not without a creative twist. The head chef, Ada Wójcikowska, is inspired by classic Greek pairings and ingredients, yet the menu is far from orthodox. I’ve tried the vast majority of dishes there and there were several plates I’d list among some of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Be sure to try the hummus/calamari pairing. It might sound confusing if you’re Greek but you’ve got to trust me on this one. You won’t regret it!
As I live on the other side of the river, I don’t go to eat in the Main Square area very often. This is one of the very few truly original restaurants in this part of the town. If you’re wondering where the locals go if they’re in the Old Town, Filo is the answer.