Kalymnos Pastries, Adelaide
For over 20 years Kalymnos Pastries has been serving the Torrensville community and greater Adelaide with delicious Greek pastries and friendly service. A bit of an icon in the foodie city, chef George Diakomichalis and his family are well known by pastry lovers all over the state.
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The delicious sweet treats baked by the Kalymnos Pastries team have even gained international repute in recent years with George invited by 5 star hotels overseas to bring a taste of Greece to their diners. Starring in a TV show and also leading yearly culinary tours to the island of Kalymnos, has too caused a wide-spread fame for all things sweet flaky Greek and delicious.
We meet George on a sunny spring morning and, even though we’ve known him for a number of years now, can’t help but be swept up by his energy and enthusiasm - not just for pastry, but for people and life in general. A big hug greets us and we feel like we’re part of big happy Greek family, where everyone is cared for and included.
|Kalymnos Pastries, Torrensville|
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Regulars buzz in and out of the shop carrying away boxes of treats. Others linger over a cup of coffee and a snack, and more stroll past waving hello to George and staff on their way. There’s a neighbourhood feel to this place and it becomes obvious as we chunter more that loyalty is valued and everyone is made feel special in this place. George humbly reveals that in 20 years, staff have taken less than a handful of sick days: testimony of a great place to work I think.
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We can’t resist indulging in some petite pleasures while catching up.
Baklava Roll with Hazelnut Praline is a roll of layered pastry moistened with sugar syrup and topped with a large dark pearl of hazelnut cream. As we bite into the sticky round, a spurt of liquid fills the mouth. Yum!
Hubby finds the creamy Galaktobareko irresistible. A plump tower of custardy cream is held together by a very thin sandwich of honeyed pastry, and the mooshy centre squeezes out in heavenly pleasure when bitten into.
Mini Baklava Rolls are all round favourites. Again the same flaky moist and sweet pastry encases a delightful interior, which is brimming with crushed nuts.
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Finally, Flogieres, kataif pastry and almonds rolled in filo pastry and soaked in syrup, proves just as mouth watering.
When in Adelaide be sure to grab some energy (in both calories and mood) from Kalymnos Pastries.
Reasons to visit: a positive neighbourhood café vibe; mouthwatering Greek pastries – all of them!
3/158 Henley Beach Road
South Australia, 5031
+ 61 8 8443 9333
Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm