We'd gone up into the hills for a bit of a sightsee, and I had ambitions of finding a monastery up near Zaros which the guide book said has 2000-year old plane trees outside the gates. As we drove slowly through Zaros (a nice little town), filthy grey storm clouds were gathering and a thunderstorm was evidently on its way.
We parked up and wandered in, looking primarily for coffee and loo; the welcome so was so good we decided to have a kalitsounia each as well - small Cretan pies of filo pastry, filled with soft cheese, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. Fantastic! OK, cheese and honey maybe sounds a bit strange to the average Brit but trust me - they're wonderful.
Then the rain started; thunder, lightning and savage rainfall until the street outside was an inch deep in water running downhill; an amazing sight. So, we just sat tight and drank coffee, chatted with the owners and waited out the weather.
It wouldn't do to talk about this place without mentioning the loos; not many cafe loos in Greece where you get an ancient-looking wooden bedside table sort of a thing in the corner, with a large glass vase filled with pebbles and a floral display. A bit bohemian, and completely in accord with the rest of the place.
All in all, a great little taverna, owned and run by lovely people.
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