Who is Zorba?
ZORBA is the main character of the novel “The Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas”. It was written by Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) in 1946. The story takes place early in the 20th century on the island of Crete. The movie “Zorba the Greek”, with Anthony Quinn portraying Zorba, was filmed in 1964 and was nominated for six Academy Awards.
Zorba, that amazing old man in Nikos Kazantzakis’ book “Zorba the Greek” would feel at home here, in the nation’s capital, at ZORBA’S CAFÉ. With scenic photographs and background bouzouki music, your mind easily travels to the land of the sun and the sea. As you eat a delicious souvlaki wrapped in pitta bread or feast on other homemade specialties, you will feel the mystical enchantment of Greece. Zorba’s Café, with its simplicity and homelike atmosphere, reflects the character of the land where the Olympic flame was first ignited.
Zorba’s Café has been family owned and operated since it first opened its doors in 1984. The owners, together with their dedicated staff, will cater to your palate needs. The service is friendly, fast and precise. While your mousaka or pastitsio is being prepared, you might find yourself involved in conversations with other guests and the owners, mostly talking about that unique part of the world, Greece.
Zorba Café’s recipes have been passed down in the family over four generations. Fresh ingredients and wholesome herbs are used to prepare the long menu of wonderful dishes like roast leg of lamb, keftedes, spanakopitta and chicken reganato. Enjoy delicacies like taramosalata, tzatziki, hommus, tabouli salad and many, many more. The food is always fresh, and everything, including the bread rolls and the pizza dough, is made at Zorba’s Café daily.
Another big attraction of Zorba’s Café is its outdoor sidewalk patio. From April through October you can relax and enjoy the deliciously prepared food, the Greek music, the colorful flowers, while the aroma of the jasmin blossoms makes you believe that you are really on an island in the Aegean Sea with your friend Zorba the Greek!
We are open Mon -Sat, 11am-11:30pm and Sunday 11am-10:30pm.