Antipasto picnics and haloumi-topped everything at Burleigh’s new Salvador Deli
If you fancy an antipasto platter to take to the beach, feel tempted by slow-cooked charcoal chicken with fresh tzatziki or you have a hankering haloumi done every way possible, then let Burleigh’s new Salvador Deli fulfil your Mediterranean desires.
The delicatessen and cafe has recently opened its doors on Lower Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh Heads – you won’t miss the vibrant blue hand-painted mural that wraps around the exterior. The eatery has taken over the prominent corner that was previously occupied by an Indian supermarket and grocer – and it’s in good company with Commune just next door and Street Corner Espresso on the block’s opposite corner. Owner Manny has created his version of a traditional suburban corner store and deli – just like the Greek, Italian and Lebanese grocers of the 60s, 70s and 80s that were once upon a time found on most street corners. At Salvador Deli you can come and grab your grocery and fresh deli essentials and go, stay for haloumi and eggs for breakfast, or bring a bottle of wine (yep, it’s BYO) and pull up a stool as you tuck into a colourful antipasto platter.
The kitchen serves up an extensive breakfast menu with everything from Mediterranean omelettes to strawberry crepes with vanilla mascarpone and Cypriot haloumi with fresh mint, tomato salsa and organic eggs. If you’re up for an early tipple, you’ll also find a couple of sneaky breakfast cocktails on the menu, like Luv You Rum Time with coffee and rum shaken over ice. Come midday and the smell of barbecued meats on the charcoal rotisserie fills with air – try the Greek-spiced slow-roasted lamb shoulder with bush lemons and roast potato or the cumin-crusted pork belly with salad and Greek-style potatoes. The traditional yiros also make an appearance in the form of plates and smoked pita bread wraps. Just so you’re aware – there is a yiros on the menu that contains a duo of haloumi and saganaki – yes, both. That’s complete and utter Greek cheese heaven.
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