Greek Street Food With A Lot Of SOUL! – Soul Souvlaki

If you blink, you might miss it. In fact, I have done exactly that and drive straight past this hidden gem at least twice a day. Were it not for a completely outraged mom squeaking, “What do you MEAN you haven’t been? It’s the BEST!” while at my daughter’s swimming lesson, I might have missed out on this eatery altogether. Something that would have been quite tragic.

Firstly, it’s location in Craighall Park – in the little pocket of shops that comprise Shepherd Market, just off Jan Smuts Avenue (before the left-hand offramp to William Nicol). It’s small but offers free off-road parking, a rustic home-from-home appeal, and the option to eat in or pick up take away.

Soul Souvlaki

Once there, I realised that I HAD, in fact, tasted Soul Souvlaki’s” Greek Street Food” before – but many years ago at Market on Main. Owner Dino then went on to launch his first physical store in Maboneg, a double-storey venue that he created out of an old shipping container!

Soul Souvlaki Café is his latest offering and from all accounts, I was in for a treat. The shop is only open from 10:00 – 17:00, which necessitated a quick casual lunch with a friend before the school run (it’s called a  “working lunch”, people – stop judging me!)

Soul Souvlaki

The result? I am a fan! I adore tapas as I very often get bored with food (I have FADD – Food ADD) and happily created my own meze platter comprising Grilled Chilli Feta, Tzatziki Dip, Grilled Haloumi, Lamb Kebabs, Pita Bread, Eggplant Dip and Mixed Olives.

My friend had the Lamb Souvlaki in Pita, which she absolutely adored, followed by the Baklava with vanilla ice cream and honey. I may have eaten most of it while she was on the phone…

Soul Souvlaki

The prices are exceptionally good, the service is attentive and the décor is cosy and casual. All in all, I will definitely be  back (and have decided to switch from a Low Carb to Mediterranean Diet as a result!)

For More Information

Address: Shepherd Market, 339 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park

Tel: 079 467 7897

Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays (10:00– 17:00)

Soul Souvlaki

Images by Soul Souvlaki

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