If you are up around Quail Springs Mall and want a quick meal then stop by one of my favorites, Café 7. This is one of my favorite places to stop for lunch and the food is better than what you can find in the mall. Located in a strip mall to the west of Quail Springs Mall, this small restaurant does get full quick during the lunch rush. Once you get in, grab one of the menu slips, you chose between pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and salads, put your name on it and select what you want from the menu slip (I really don’t have a better name for the slip of paper you fill out). Place your order, then grab a seat.
I have my favorite- baked macaroni and cheese. Listed on the pasta slip, it is mac and cheese with tomatoes and bacon mixed in, then baked with breadcrumbs on top. Always served with garlic bread, this is easily the best thing on the menu. Yes I have tried other pasta’s, a pizza and a couple of their sandwiches and it’s all been good but I always come back to the mac and cheese. Of course that’s all that Mae will eat even if she doesn’t want the bacon (kid isn’t right in the head, hates bacon).
Only down side is that it is small and does fill up quickly. The lunch crowd gets there around 11:30a but is gone by 1p. The staff has always been friendly and everything has been clean. This review is only for the Northwest OKC location, there is another downtown. I do see on their website that the downtown location does have breakfast as well, so I might have to fight the traffic and try it sometime. I’m giving it 5 strips of bacon, but try to avoid the crowds.
Address: Northwest OKC- 14101 N. May Ave.; Downtown OKC- 100 w. Main, Suite 105.
I had seen gyro’s offered for years but never tried them until I met my husband. He introduced them to me on the first trip we made together to the Oklahoma State Fair. Once again, another wonderful food he had brought into my life. The only problem was for many years the only place I thought I could get them was at the fair. For some odd reason I just didn’t think you could get them anywhere else, so a few years ago while complaining that I wanted a gyro but it wasn’t fair season my husband spoke up, “You know there’s a gyro place down Northwest Highway, right?” Well no, I never realized that I had been driving right by Gyro City Café for years.
For those of you who don’t know what a gyro is, let me explain- it’s a Greek sandwich with meat, onions, tomato, and tzatziki sauce rolled up in a pita. The meat can be any type from beef, veal, mutton, pork or chicken as long as it’s cooked on a vertical rotisserie. This type of sandwich has been around since ancient times being developed in the Mediterranean. It’s a different type of sandwich but it is good and Gyro City Café makes one of the best in town. They pile so much meat on that it’s almost impossible to fold up the pita, but that’s ok, you know you’re not getting cheated. You can leave off any of the veggies and the sauce comes in a little cup so you can control how much you get.
If you order the meal at Gyro City Café, you get the huge gyro, a can of pop, and french fries. Their fries are just regular crinkle cut fries but the way they’re cooked makes them perfect. Crispy on the outside, just the way I like them. You can also get baklava as dessert. A treat also from the Mediterranean, it’s a pastry with nuts and soaked in honey.
So if you’re in Northwest Oklahoma City and near the Highway to Hell, stop by Gyro City Café. I give it five strips of bacon.
Address: 7300 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City. On the south side of the road just west of Rockwell in the Rockwell Plaza.