Cafe Pita +
Houston, TX 77042
- Sun 12pm-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Accepted
- Lot Available
Houston Press's Description
In case you're not familiar with Bosnian food, it's a fusion of Turkish, Greek and Italian cuisines. If this tiny, hole-in-the-wall place is always busy, it's because of the inexpensive and excellent food. Specials include the lamb shank, fried anchovies with a sweet red pepper sauce, brown bean soup and the cevap, a sausage sandwich, all served with lepinja bread, which is a cross between pita and an English muffin.
Cevapcici, or cevaps for short, are the Slavic version of kebabs. It's also the Bosnian national dish and the signature item at Café Pita +, Houston's favorite Bosnian restaurant. To make cevaps, ground beef and lamb are mixed with pureed onions, herbs and spices, formed into cylinders and grilled. The result tastes like a hamburger and looks like a hot dog. An order of cevaps at... More >>
Cevapcici, or cevaps for short, are the Slavic version of kebabs. It's also the Bosnian national dish and the signature item at Café Pita +, Houston's favorite Bosnian restaurant. To make cevaps, ground beef and lamb are mixed with pureed onions, herbs and spices, formed into cylinders and grilled. The result tastes like a hamburger and looks like a hot dog. An order of cevaps at Café Pita + gets you six meat cylinders sandwiched between the top and bottom of a hot lepinja, the spongy Bosnian bread that's a cross between pita and focaccia. The bread is split open and laid over the sizzling meat to soften it. Don't make the mistake of picking up the whole thing like a hamburger your cevaps will end up on your shirt. Instead, tear off a piece of the flatbread and slather it with the red pepper and eggplant paste called ajvar and the white dairy spread called kajmak. Put in a cylinder of meat and some chopped onions, wrap, eat and repeat. You will soon be back for more.
Tips from foursquare
It's Bosnian food, it's good and it's comforting. Plus, it was on Diners Drive-ins and Dives and you know that makes it legit, right? [Eater 38 Member]
On Diners, Drive-In and Dives, Guy Fieri found this joint in a strip mall where a couple of guys from Bosnia are serving up mom-inspired classics.
Try their Baklava Cheesecake. The flaky sweetness of the delicate baklava finds a firm complementary base in the thick vanilla cheesecake!
Love their fried cheese!
Order the cevap!
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