When it comes to the enchanting combination of succulent grilled meats and pillowy pita… we’re in love. Here’s just a few of our favourites around Perth:
A picture is worth a thousand words, and the response when we innocently posted this photo of Acropolis Souvlaki‘s yiros back in June… well, it spoke volumes! We can tell you all the good stuff about local produce and authenticity, yadda yadda – but I mean, just look at them. If that won’t convince you to visit, nothing will.
Fremantle Markets, Shop Y104A, 74 South Terrace, Fremantle
George’s Kebabs Greek Streats
Curtin students will need no introduction to the legendary George’s Kebabs. The iconic eatery – established in 1985, or thereabouts (no one, including the second-generation George, is quite sure) – has gone mobile. While they’re most often seen parked up at Curtin Uni, you can now also find their delicious eats across Perth. Streat boxes, lamb souvlaki on fluffy pita, or those moreish Spartan fries… When it comes to this lunch, we’re willing to put in a bit of legwork.
Unpretentious Stirling cafe El Greco is serving up fittingly unpretentious Greek fare – from refreshing salads, to moreish mezé platters, and a selection of wraps that will knock your socks off. The signature lamb is a must, but you can get the breakfast vibes going with a grilled halloumi and egg number, too.
1/51 Cedric Street, Stirling
For a little pocket of Greece in Northbridge, stop by Yefsi. Warm and welcoming, they’ll serve you your souvlaki either as skewers, or wrapped in a warm blanket of pita. House made tzatziki and hand-cut chips complete things, although you’ll want to leave room for a couple of sticky, syrupy loukoumades.
279 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
Filos & Yiros
We don’t want to sound like we’re ancient, but we remember when yiros was just a secret lunchtime special at Brika! Since then, they’ve transformed their offerings to it’s own fully fledged operation, serving yiros (and, of course, filos) alongside Greek coffee and salads. With every option covered – including vegan and vego – everyone can get in on the tasty, yiros action. Or, if you want to make things a bit special for your next date night – dine in at Filos & Yiros’ big sister Brika, where you can sate your souvlaki cravings while enjoying some of their more formal plates.
4/177 Stirling Street, Perth
Recently-opened Jetty has become a fast favourite (we’re still thinking about those fried school prawns, to be honest), and while a drink on the harbour is always an enticing prospect, the giros certainly don’t hurt, either. A fusion of Greek and Turkish elements, they feature orange and paprika chicken, paired with salad, kalamata olives, and a combo of both spicy sauce and cacik – a Turkish yoghurt sauce that’s a close sibling to tzatziki.
126 Beach Street, Fremantle
Community Coffee Co.
Since their beginnings in Subi, Community Coffee Co.’s been getting tongues wagging about their elusive Friday souvlaki lunch special. Cooked over charcoal in the carpark with just one meat on offer, you’ll be able to follow your nose – but they sell out quick, so many sure to plan for an early lunch.
292a Barker Road, Subiaco (Only available at Subiaco location)
Header image: George’s Kebabs Greek Streats