Theo’s Greek Cakes, 11 Fosters Road, Keilor Park. Phone: 0434 099 450
We are delighted to herald the arrival of new Greek baking emporium on the smallish shopping strip on Fosters Road in Keilor Park.
Theo’s has all your sweet Greek dreams covered at great prices.
Parking is no problem.
And it’s simply a cool place to be.
We suspect most customers treat it as a shop, taking their goodies home.
But for eating-in purposes, the place is set up in simple cafe style.
Theo’s is very much about the sweeter side of life, but there are limited savoury options available.
We love our slices of spanakopita ($6).
Rich and flavoursome in a home-style way, they eat bigger than they look.
And at a place in which we would’ve been unsurprised about being presented with plastic plates and implements, we are very happy to have our lunch accompanied by real-deal unplastic gear, along with water.
For dessert, Bennie opts for this profiterol creation ($5).
He enjoys it, but perhaps not as much as he’d been hoping – likely because the chocolate is not the dark, more bitter kind he likes these days.
He plainly envies my politiko ($5, top photo).
And in that he’s right on the money – as this is superb.
It’s bit like a heftier Greek version of tiramisu, the base of syrupy semolina cake topped by a layer of cream and plenty of powdered coffee.
It is wonderful – and so healthy, too!
Our $4 cafe lattes are a fine foil for all this sweet heaven.
As an added bonus, a delicious trek to Theo’s can become a one-stop outing that includes, a few doors away, Frank’s Supermarket, a happy business a bit like a scaled-down version of Altona Fresh or Mediterranean Wholesalers in Brunswick.
Though, sadly, it is closed during our Sunday visit.
Theo’s joins the D’s Souvlaki is building a whole new food vibe at Keilor Park.
Long may they both prosper and the trend continue.