The Traditional Greek Kolatsio​

Greeks love their bread, marmalade, pastries, cheeses of all sorts, and baked goods for breakfast. Washing it down with strong coffee or a glass of milk, depending on the age, makes them ready for anything!

There’s a wide variety of Greek breakfast foods. No single one holds the title of ‘national’ Greek breakfast, as might be the famous English, German, or French breakfast.

Every region in Greece developed its version of baked or fried delight, and each one is its special treat.

The Greeks never fail to start their day off with a hearty mix! A typical Greek breakfast usually consists of a wide variety of bread, pastry, fruits, and Greek yogurt. These foods are high in nutritional value and a great source of energy — an excellent way to begin your Greek food adventures!

One of the options is to enjoy your coffee with one of the various traditional baked products.

Moustokouloura is a pastry made with must, flour, vegetable oil, cinnamon, and clove powder. The taste, texture, and sweetness mesh beautifully with greek coffee. 

Sesame bread (koulouri or koulouri Thessalonikis) is one of the most popular breakfasts on the road, and Greeks often have it together with coffee, dipping it in it. Such is its trademark ‘on the road’ identity that you may see koulouri sellers at stoplights, going along the waiting cars, and selling koulouri to the drivers while they wait.

Also, Greece is renowned for its authentic, thick yogurt. The best yogurt is so thick it is almost like a pudding or nestled in a clay pot with a slightly thicker crust covering it all where all the taste is – some Greeks will affirm-.

Top it with the famed Greek honey, preferably thyme honey, pine tree honey, or even blossom honey. The sweetness will balance out the tanginess of the yogurt. For texture and crunchiness, add walnuts, and you have a complete, nutritious, tasty breakfast to carry you through the day.

There are so many options to include in a traditional Greek breakfast, and they will leave you satisfied for sure!

If you want to enjoy it, visit Cinque Wine & Deli at 10th Voreou St. 

Traditional Greek Kolatsio (breakfast) for Two

This experience refers to people that would like to participate in “greek kolatsio time”.

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