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Teta's Mediterranean Kitchen And Bakery

Ben Reiner | Feb 22, 201505:37 PM

Couldn't find any references to this excellent little Lebanese cafe/bakery, hence the new thread ... My wife and I were looking for somewhere to grab a quick bite near Yummy Supermarket, and found out about Teta's, which offered a type of bread we'd never seen before, and piqued our interest.

Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by Sammy, the owner, who took over the location 4 years ago. The menu consists mainly of Kaak sandwiches and Manakeesh (a pizza-like pastry). Kaak is a little hard to describe; I think it's closest relative is probably a Pita covered in sesame seeds, but it has a very interesting shape resembling a purse.

We shared a pretty healthy sampling of items including:
- Manakeesh with Zaatar, Labneh and vegetables
- Kaak sandwich with melted Haloumi cheese
- Kaak sandwitch with beef Shawarma + side of hoummous and salad
- Several Fatayeh (I think the fillings were spinanh, vine leaves and akawi cheese but I could be mistaken)

Everything was really delicious. The sandwiches had a crispy exterior and soft interior, in addition to really well-balanced fillings. My only real direct comparison point was the Fatayeh which I typically am underwhelmed by; these ones however were an altogether different animal. Extremely light pastry compared to the usually stodgy ones I've had in the past, and delicious fillings with interesting spicing.

The location is in a plaza on Dufferin just north of Finch but not directly visible from the street.

Teta's Mediterranean Kitchen And Bakery

Mediterranean Kitchen And Bakery
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