Saturday, June 21, 2008

Acacia Fillo Bar•Café

Acacia Fillo Bar has an unassuming storefront on Denman. One might be inclined to just pass by. If you enter, you will find yourself inside a quaint, casual café. The first thing that caught my eye was the display case of tantalizing pies – my first introduction to banitzas. Banitzas are traditional Bulgarian pastries – fillo-wrapped innards shaped into pies of love! A friend had described them to me before, but my mind couldn’t comprehend the magnitude of delectable-ness that they are.

I chose the Cabbage Banitza and my dining partner had the Ground Beef Banitza – neither of which were on the menu, specials for the day. Both were fantastic! Aided by the accompaniment of a yogurt sauce (a horseradish version for the ground beef) and some of the best potato sides I’ve encountered so far. I would even have gone so far as to order an extra side of the roasted potatoes and yams (actually, I did). Also available are their renditions of eggs benny plus many sweet pastries. I took home the mixed berry and chocolate fillo stick for a treat.

One can sense when food is made with love – this is it.

1103 Denman Street
Breakfast hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday/Sunday: All day (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)


suggah said...

glad you liked it! my fave there is the leek and feta banitza.

kokostiletto said...

i LOVED this place ! thanks for the recommendation!

Anna said...

This place is wonderful! My friend and I had this incredible dessert of dark chocolate and raspberry wrapped in filo!! Ooooahhhh!!