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Telion Cafe

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Published January 27th 2014
Souvlaki
It sounds a bit strange but Telion Cafe is the city centre's newest addition to the lunch time takeaway scene.



Telion is a Greek café, which specialises in souvlaki (deli meat, cheese and vegetables wrapped in pita bread). A friend of mine loves it there, and I could easily see why. It's bright, airy, and cheap. Although the quality of the food isn't compromised, which is a surprise.

What struck me most however, wasn't the meats behind the deli counter, but the sheer range of artusan produced goods on sale. Greek olive oils, Greek honey, thyme and orange infused honey, it was incredible.

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Honey selection


Telion Café is a bright and airy space and though we visited during the rather hectic Christmas period, it was nearly empty, which I found a nice surprise. There were no queues, and our food was presented to us within 5 minutes of ordering. They prepare your food in front of you, and I like transparency when it comes to smaller businesses.

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Deli selection


At £3.50 per souvlaki, Telion is one of the cheaper lunch time options, which works especially well with the Colmore Row Business District – only a few metres away.
If you work in or around the CBD, then Telion couldn't be more ideally located. Beware, however, of mid-week lunchtimes because it does get busy, especially with Aston university and Matthew Boulton College not too far away.

Give Telion a go, and you'll find that Greek cuisine is not only delicious, but surprisingly filling too.
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Why? For authentic Greek lunchtime cuisine
When: 10am - 5pm
Phone: 0121 2363812
Where: Bull Street
Cost: £3.80 per souvlaki
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