Oakleigh is known for its prevalent Greek community. Walking out of the train station, I was met by a wide array of Greek souvlaki stores and cafés. My friend recommended we stop by at Nikos for one of their delicious paninis.
The giant glass panelled shopfront lets in plenty of light in making the café feel very open. The decor looked modern with plenty of space to move around.
Their entire countertop and front chilled food display was crowded with various savoury baked treats as far as the eye can see. They have wide assortment of Greek and Italian options that are sure to suit anyone’s taste.
Even the salad bar has been devoted to more pastries and sweet treats. The entire shopfront has been taken up by a floor-to-ceiling display of traditional Greek sweet treats.
For brunch, I ordered the pizza panini. The panini was toasted to perfection and was served in a delightful heart shape with a side of fresh salad. There was a good measure of salami and ham which went perfectly with the fresh sliced mushrooms, olives and capsicum. the cheese and salsa rounded out the flavours to provide the complete pizza experience.
If you’re in Oakleigh, it’s definitely worth visiting Niko’s to hang out and meet some of the awesome locals.
Oh, and the coffee was great too!
Cost: $16 with coffee (not pictured)
Payment: Cash or card