Cafe offering authentic Greek food opens in Banbury town centre

A new cafe has opened in the town centre of Banbury offering authentic homemade Greek food.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 5:11 pm
A new family owned cafe - Koukouvagia - serving authentic Greek food has opened in the Banbury town centre (pictured Dimitrios Mertikas his mother, Eleni Mouratidou, and Eleni's brother, Lazaros Mouratidis)

The cafe - Koukouvagia - opened earlier this month on May 3, and is located in Broad Street of the town centre.

The cafe and restaurant is a family run business operated by Eleni Mouratidou, her son, Dimitrios Mertikas and Eleni's brother, Lazaros Mouratidis

Eleni said: "Koukouvagia means owl in Greek. Koukou Vagia is the symbol of knowledge from the ancient Greeks, and we know a lot about good high quality food.

The menu options for the new Greek cafe called Koukouvagia in the town centre of Banbury

"We are a Greek cafe with very high quality coffee."

They serve Dimello coffee, which Lazaros described as a 'top coffee' in Greece. They also offer a variety of Greek pastries, and traditional desserts such as Bougatsa, Baklava and Galaktoboureko Kataifi.

They offer a variety Greek cheeses like feta and Kaseri, homemade Greek pies along with the option of making your own traditional baguette.

The cafe also has two traditional hot meal specials a week. Last week they offered pastitsio, which Eleni described as pasta with mince in the middle and besamel cream on top.

A new family owned cafe - Koukouvagia - serving authentic Greek food has opened in the Banbury town centre (pictured Lazaros Mouratidis, his sister, Eleni Mouratidou and her son, Dimitrios Mertikas)

Eleni said: "Our parents had a very good restaurant in Greece, so we know what to do.

"We love hospitality, and we want to give people a very high quality Greek food, sweets, coffee and snacks. We also want to provide a nice environment for people enjoy and relax."

They are open from 7am to 5pm Monday to Wednesday, 7am to 8pm Thursday and Friday, from 9am to 7pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday.

For more information see the cafe's website here: or their Facebook page here: