Mar 29, 2024 - Food and Drink

Two, one, oh 🤩: Baklava cheesecake

A baklava on a slice of cheesecake dripping with honey and topped with orange.

A baklava and a cheesecake all in one. Photo: Megan Stringer/Axios

👋 Megan here! I recently asked readers if I could find baklava cheesecake in San Antonio, after reading a review of the dessert from my colleague in Dallas.

  • Reader Shelia W. delivered, pointing it out on the menu at Mina & Dimi's Greek House on the West Side near Lackland Air Force Base.

The vibe: This lively restaurant is a destination in a strip mall off U.S. 90, neighboring a dollar store and a tattoo shop.

  • The surrounding area was practically empty on a Saturday night, but stepping into the Greek restaurant was like being transported to a dinner party with your best friends.

Best bites: We tried the Flaming Saganaki ($12), because you have to order cheese set on fire when at a Greek restaurant. Salty and delicious.

  • For dinner, we had two specials: a vegetarian noodle pie dish with spinach and feta and a lamb gyro meal. (Prices and specials vary.)

Pro tip: Upgrade your side to the feta fries ($3.75). They're the best you'll ever have.

A plate full of fries topped with feta and heavily spiced with green herbs. On the side is a pita with onion and tomato.
These well-spiced feta fries might be the best thing you ever eat. Photo: Megan Stringer/Axios

Last but not least: The baklava cheesecake ($7) was everything I hoped for and more.

  • The cheesecake is topped with nuts, honey, baklava and orange to balance out the creamy filling.

The bottom line: Our readers have the best recommendations.

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