Greek restaurant caters for those freezing and in a hurry

Vasilios ‘Billy’ Kalaitzis

If you’re looking for Greek confort food in the chilly season, look no further than the corner of Rehobother Road and Dr Agostinho Neto Road in Windhoek.

Here you will find Greek restaurant Billy’s BBQ Temple.

Restaurant owner Vasilios ‘Billy’ Kalaitzis says the family business is the only one of its kind in Namibia.

“I believe we are between ‘good enough’ and ‘perfect’. It’s not about the skills, I have made these lunches a hundred times, it’s about the craft of making these foods,” he says.

Kalaitzis says he and his family relocated to Namibia from Germany after a visit to the country had them hooked.

He says he realised Namibia has no Greek restaurant.

“A lot of people told me they were fed up with eating the same food all the time: pizza, pasta, burgers, kapana . . . We need Greek here, they said,” Kalaitzis says.

This was his ‘a-ha’ moment, he says.

The small restaurant’s walls are covered in pictures of his hometown in Greece.

Kalaitzis says the restaurant’s current location is not ideal due to a lack of traffic.

He says the establishment does have a few regulars and people coming in for a morning coffee or lunch.

The restaurant caters for “he who has no time, he who is freezing outside” he says.

For “he who is freezing”, Billy’s BBQ Temple’s menu offers a variety of coffees, such as from espressos, cappuccinos and Americanos.

For “he who has no time” the restaurant offers a range of feel-good foods, such as pork gyros (marinated pork necks), kotopoulo (chicken breast fillet), bifteki (traditional beef patty) and more.

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