Gözleme love at Göz City

The window of Goz City - with production happening

Are you a gözleme convert yet?  Let’s just say if you are a fan of the humble cheese toastie – you are going to love gözleme.  Gözlemes are traditional Turkish pastries made out of rolled dough, brushed with butter and egg wash and filled with a variety of different toppings which all involve cheese – and then grilled.  

Goz City

Now you can get gözleme in the city thanks to the recently opened Göz City – just off William street.  The gözleme ($10) are all freshly made in store by the owners mother and it was the sight of the gözleme being rolled out in the window which first caught my eye.

The window of Goz City - with production happening
The window of Goz City – with production happening

There are different combinations of gözleme on sale each day.  My favourite is the traditional cheese and spinach.  It has the perfect contrast between the gooey cheese and crisp pastry.  Served with a squeeze of lemon juice on top it’s a great Winter lunch.  

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There is also a small selection of Ottolenghi-esque salads ($6 small and $10 large), Turkish pastries and some seriously good Turkish Delight.    I’d like to see real lemon to squeeze on the gözleme rather than the bottled lemon juice and the queuing and ordering system needs a little work.  But, Göz City is certainly a step up from your standard CBD sandwich shop and cheese toastie.  

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Details: Göz City, 502 Little Collins St, Melbourne (Ph 03 9041 5667)
Damage: Such a bargain my mother would approve.  It’s hard to spend more than $15 here.  
7/10
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3 comments

  1. Gozleme is the thing that will get me up early in the morning to go to a market. Good to know that there are freshly made ones available all the time!

  2. Wow, I’m really out of touch. I hadn’t even heard about this place!

  3. The only reason I’ve heard of gozleme is because they seem very trendy on Masterchef Australia the last couple of series! 🙂

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