Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chicken and Beef Kebabs at Kafana

Once upon a time there was a sleazy Italian sports bar on 95 Street that was transformed into a Balkan and Serbian restaurant called Euro Taste. Then, about a year later, two of the waitresses got together and bought the place, changing the name to Kafana. Sounds like the Canadian dream, right?

Kafana is like culinary mullet in reverse - a bar in the front, and a classy dining area in the back. The decor has not changed much - the dining area is very open and spacious. The menu is currently in transition, but is staying Balkan.

I opted for kebabs, or raznici, as they are called. You can mix or match two choices of beef, pork, or chicken, so I had on skewer of beef and one of chicken. The meat was cooked to perfection - marinated, juicy, and bursting with flavour. Plating was attractive, with roasted vegetables and rice pilaf rounding everything out. The two large crusty buns were a nice addition, although impossible to finish.

I also had a cup of cappuccino, which was excellent. It was so quiet in the dining area that I would find it an excellent place to just have a cup of coffee with a book, or a private meeting with a friend.

I am looking forward to seeing the new menu. Kafana is located at 10803 95 Street.

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