Photos: Josh Geelen
Welcome to one of Adelaide’s newest Greek eateries with a unique style and flair, Diaspora Kouzina.
Proud and passionate restaurateur Peter Louca (also owner of the well-known and respected Louca’s Seafood and Grill on the corner of Pulteney and Wakefield St) along with business partners Katerina Nikou and Angela Papas have transformed a former tailor’s shop into a very modern and airy eatery with a chic fit-out, great vibe and look by retired architect and good friend Reno DeFazio.
Diaspora means the spread of people from their homeland and the Louca family are a positive example of that. Peter’s parents were born in Cyprus and migrated to Australia and ran very successfully the iconic Parade Fish Café for almost 60 years.
Peter and his very welcoming and friendly staff exude hospitality as the emphasis is on authentic food all made on the premises.
“Our aim is to provide a true Greek experience sourcing fresh, quality ingredients to use in all savouries, pastries, desserts and biscuits in our very eclectic menu. We pride ourselves on providing cuisine which reflects home-made cooking just like our parents made,” said Peter.
The trusted favourites are there such as spanakopita (spinach and cheese pie, tiropita (cheese pie), keftedes (meatballs), haloumi, moussaka and gemista (stuffed vegetables) along with the modern twists of house muesli (with Greek yoghurt of course as there is more culture!), buttermilk pancake and grilled SA sardines. Even the array of coffees made by the quality La Marzocco Modbar machine as well as the traditional Greek coffee using the ‘briki’ is a nice way to complete the delectable offerings.
Peter leaves no stone unturned by making sure his customers get ‘the real deal’ using Greek cheeses and milk, honey sourced from Crete and local produce with very affordable prices for a breakfast, brunch and lunch trade. Peter has put a new pulse into Pulteney Street and business has catapulted since not only with city workers and shoppers, but customers from all corners of Adelaide who have embraced their food Greek style! Kali Orexi!
Diaspora Kouzina, 250 Pulteney Street, Adelaide. Open Mon to Fri 6am-5pm, Sat – Sun 7am–5pm. See more at diasporakouzina.com.au.
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