Kalymnos Pastries - 3/158 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, SA, 5031In early August 2013, Kalymnos Pastries (click here) was awarded 'best bakery/patisserie' as part of the 2013 Resaturant and Catering SA Awards for Excellence. I will be honest and admit that I have not heard of Kalymnos Pastries previously, however after mentioning it to a Greek colleague of mine the fellow foodie held it in high regard and said that I must give this place a go.
Upon entering the store I am warmly greeted by the service staff who helps me navigate through the abundance of cakes and pastries on offer. Not being a connoisseur of Greek desserts I ask the service staff to provide me with some of the more traditional items and she is more than helpful in this request.
|Take away container|
|Filled with delicious goodies|
Item 1: Cream Kataifi
|Cream Kataifi - $4.30 per piece|
Item 2: Baklava
|Cigarello Baklava - $2.60 each - Sorry, can't make this look pretty|
Item 3: Galaktobouriko
|Galaktobouriko - $3.90 per piece|
Item 4: Kourambiethes
|Kourambiethes - $2.30 each|
If you have a sweet tooth and are not watching the waistline, I would recommend giving this patisserie a go. Whilst my initial thoughts (and past experiences) on Greek desserts remain the same (heavy use of cream, syrup and almonds) the items I tried at Kalymnos Pastries were not as sweet as I had anticipated. With anything, having these pastries in moderation is the key.
Overall, Mirko gives Kalymnos Pastries 11/15 (not including ambiance) chops on The Chopping Board.
Ambiance - I had takeaway so cannot comment
Service - 4/5: I was being difficult and had no idea what to order, the service staff took the time to assist and we ever so friendly
Food - 7/10