Bit O' Everything, Breakfast, Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch
Coffeehouses & Desserts, Counter & Bar Service, Game In Season, Local Favorites, No Alcohol
Less than $20
Cash, Interac, Major Credit Cards
Getting There |
Bus 4, 7, 17
Cross Street |
Mon-Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Attractive, authentic atmosphere
Minerva’s is a must-visit for fans of the Mediterranean. There’s a row of chairs right on the sidewalk, perfect for sipping a Greek coffee. Inside, the music mixes with the sound of the television playing news and sports from Greece. The deli doubles as a grocery store, so expect an action-packed lunch if you choose to dine inside at one of the stone mosaic tables.
Tasty traditional fare
In the morning, people pop in for a coffee and pastry, or sit down for a complete breakfast. The deli is packed at lunchtime, when hungry customers line up for the famous gyros, roast lamb and souvlaki platters. Greek salad, dolmades and stuffed peppers can be ordered from the deli and pastries like spanakopita and tiropita are hugely popular. There’s an entire deli section dedicated to olives, with dozens of different kinds. The assortment of olives is only to be outdone by that of the cheese, which includes more than 20 varieties of feta alone. Dessert is delectable and includes choices like bougatsa, baklava and rizogalo.
Gourmet groceries and goodies from Greece
From cookies and crackers to vinegars and olive oils, Minerva’s imports a wide variety of groceries from Greece. There’s a huge section of preserves, dried goods and herbs and spices with everything you could imagine to find at a Greek grocer. You’ll also find used Greek books, decorative items, bath and beauty products, religious paraphernalia and hookah pipes!