The name Kafeneion is a play on Greece’s original cafes, known as kafenio, but the look will not trade on stereotypes. “We’re not making fun of Greek culture here,” says Christopoulos.
The space will be transformed by new tables, cutlery and artwork that will broadcast an easygoing mess hall look partly inspired by Greece’s mid-century modernism. (click image to read full article by Emma Breheny - The Age
As the eagerly anticipated Kafeneion prepares to open its doors, Melburnians can look forward to a long-awaited Greek culinary adventure. With a focus on slow-cooked ladera dishes, a thoughtfully curated wine list, and a commitment to affordability, Con Christopoulos and Stavros Konis, the third-generation operator
of the esteemed Salona restaurant in Richmond, aim to transport guests to the vibrant streets of Greece, offering an authentic taste of Greek hospitality and cuisine right in the heart of Melbourne. (click image below for full article)
A few weeks ago, when asked to write about what makes Melbourne’s dining scene so wonderful, my main argument hinged on one key element: a sense of place. I wish, for the sake of that article, that I’d had the chance to eat at Kafeneion before I began writing, if for no other reason than it is a perfect example of that ineffable quality to which I was referring. This restaurant is so very of its place, so very Melbourne, it makes me swoon.
(Click image for full article by Besha Rodell)