Cafe Agora, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA Restaurant Review


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Cafe Agora Atlanta, GA

Cafe Agora Atlanta, GA

I seriously must be the only Atlanta blogger who hadn’t been to Cafe Agora. And after reading all the rave reviews I decided I must check it out and see what all the fuss is about. Cafe Agora was talked up so much by other bloggers, I thought it couldn’t possibly live up to all the hype. But I was wrong, it did and then some.

Cafe Agora Bar

Cafe Agora Bar

Display Case at Cafe Agora

Display Case at Cafe Agora

My bro loves Greek food just about as much as I do, so I asked him if he’d ever been to Cafe Agora. And he said, sure he’d been many times and was surprised that I had never been. So, we visited there on a Tuesday evening. There were only 2 other diners at the time. It is a small space with only 8 – 10 tables, and it seems as if most of their orders are take out vs. dine in. And the owner, welcomed us and put together a mezza plate (greek appetizer plate) for us to try. He also suggested we get some falafel too.

Cafe Agora Mezza Plate

Cafe Agora Mezza Plate

I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite from the mezza plate, but surprisingly it would NOT be the hummus. Not that it wasn’t good, but everything else was so much better. The Baba Ganoush with it’s smokey flavor was excellent, but so was the carrot and yogurt mixture (Hvuc Ezme) as well. And the Dolma’s (stuffed grape leaves) were so tasty we had to go for another order. One word keeps coming to mind when I think about the food here: Fresh. Everything is tastes so fresh here as if they were just picked out of the garden and cooked up.

See picture of Dolma below. I put it next to a lemon slice so you can get an idea of how big they are. I loved the spiciness to them, something I’ve not tasted before in other Dolma’s. I’ve got an authentic recipe for Dolma’s which I’ll share with you soon.

Cafe Agora Dolma

Cafe Agora Dolma

The falafel was ok, but it was slightly burnt.

Cafe Agora Falafel

Cafe Agora Falafel

I could have stopped eating after the mezza platter. But how could I leave without trying a Gyro? Jonathan, my brother, agreed he’d share one with me as there was no way I could have eaten an entire one by myself. It is so full of meat there is no cutting this in half, so if you intend on sharing you better make sure your partner doesn’t have cooties.

Cafe Agora Gyro

Cafe Agora Gyro

The owner also threw in a piece of Baklava (Greek Dessert Pastry) for us to have as well. I liked that it has some crushed pistachios on top which added an extra layer of flavor.

The only thing I found a little confusing is that you don’t get a menu and prices aren’t posted anywhere, so you really don’t have any idea how much things will cost until you get the bill. Our mezza platter was about $14 and the gyro about $7. With the extras the total ended up being $28. I did get a take out menu so I won’t be surprised by any prices next time.

I wish I lived close by Cafe Agora, I would get takeout there all the time if I did. I’d really enjoy it better that way, as I could make an absolute sloppy mess eating all that food, instead of having to be prim and proper as I would be eating out.

262 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-949-0900
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Malika is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta and the founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant.

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One Response to “Cafe Agora, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA Restaurant Review”

  1. Dang that gyro looks good! Not big on Greek foods except for gyros and that one looks well worth the price!

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