Myth Kafe is a warm, inviting, hidden treasure in the southeastern corner of Downtown Houston where I45 and US59 meet. Not easy to find, the restaurant is nonetheless a favorite of many working men and women who pour in during the lunch hours and gobble down gyros and lemon chicken with the housemade “mystic potatoes” which are seasoned with lemon, mustard and rosemary. During the evening the pace slows down and residents of the East End and Midtown come to enjoy long, leisurely dinners with a carafe of the complimentary house wine. (The cafe does not have a beer and wine license but does offer wine, as it’s part of the Mediterranean tradition to offer wine to your guests. Patrons are also welcome to bring their own wine or beer without a cork fee.) The pace of the restaurant is slow, thus their slogan “Siga Siga,” or “Slowly slowly,” meaning all good things take time. Patience here is rewarded in the form of perfectly moist meat, vegetables that aren’t abused or hidden in sauces or cream, and genuine Greek desserts that are made from scratch, in-house.
Myth Kafe is owned by Georgios Petrou, his wife, and the cook, Charalambos, or “Harry” for short. The team is a small one, but all three worked in tourism in Athens, Greece, and are very sensitive to the needs of their patrons, including when to leave them in peace to eat and converse without interruption, as is customary in Europe. Regulars know to flag down George when they’re in need of something, and George- knowing the regulars by heart- usually doesn’t even have to ask what.
The restaurant also offers catering, take-out, and delivery via grubhub, eat24, zifty, eatstreet, favor, chownow, and goodybag. They are also available to rent out for private events and occasionally have special events of their own, listed on the event page of their website: www.mythkafe.com