Daphne’s Greek Cafe

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Experience Authentic Greek Cuisine at Daphne’s Greek Cafe

At Daphne’s Greek Cafe, we invite you to embark on a culinary journey to Greece, right from the heart of California. Inspired by Daphne of Greek mythology, our restaurant blends the rich traditions of Greek cooking with a fresh, modern twist, creating a unique dining experience that celebrates excellence and flavor.

About Daphne’s Greek Cafe

Our Story

Daphne’s Greek Cafe was founded in 1991 by George Katakalidis, a visionary who sought to bring the vibrant flavors of his homeland to America. Starting as a single location, Daphne’s quickly became a favorite for those seeking authentic Greek cuisine served in a fast-casual setting. Our commitment to quality and freshness has always been at the core of our brand, setting us apart in the competitive dining landscape.

Evolution and Growth

Over the years, Daphne’s has undergone significant transformations. In 2011, under new ownership, we rebranded as Daphne’s California Greek, merging traditional Greek recipes with the fresh, health-conscious flavors of California. This innovative approach created a “hybrid” cuisine that appeals to both traditionalists and those seeking new culinary experiences.

Despite financial challenges, including a bankruptcy in 2010 and subsequent changes in ownership, Daphne’s has remained resilient. Today, we proudly operate six locations in Southern California and the Sacramento area, continuing our mission to serve delicious, high-quality Greek food.

Our Menu: A Symphony of Greek and Californian Flavors

At Daphne’s Greek Cafe, we take pride in our menu, which features a diverse array of dishes that capture the essence of Greek cuisine with a Californian twist. Our chefs are dedicated to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create meals that are not only flavorful but also nourishing.

Signature Dishes

  • Classic Gyro: A mouthwatering blend of seasoned beef and lamb, topped with fresh tomatoes, onions, and our homemade tzatziki sauce, all wrapped in a warm pita.
  • Chicken Souvlaki: Tender, marinated chicken skewers grilled to perfection, served with pita, hummus, and a side of Greek salad.
  • Falafel Plate: Crispy falafel balls made from ground chickpeas and herbs, served with hummus, pita bread, and tabbouleh.
  • Greek Salad: A refreshing mix of crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese, dressed with our special Greek vinaigrette.
  • Spanakopita: Flaky phyllo pastry filled with a savory mixture of spinach, feta, and herbs, baked to golden perfection.

Healthy and Delicious

Our commitment to health and wellness is reflected in our menu. Greek cuisine, celebrated for its emphasis on fresh vegetables, lean proteins, and heart-healthy olive oil, aligns perfectly with contemporary dietary preferences. At Daphne’s, you can indulge in delicious meals that are as good for your body as they are for your taste buds.

The Popularity of Greek Cuisine in the USA

Greek cuisine has gained immense popularity in the United States, thanks to its flavorful dishes and health benefits. The Mediterranean diet, which is a cornerstone of Greek food, is renowned for its positive effects on heart health, weight management, and overall well-being. This diet emphasizes whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, and healthy fats, particularly olive oil.

American diners have embraced Greek cuisine for its variety and balance. Whether it’s the robust flavors of a gyro, the refreshing crunch of a Greek salad, or the savory goodness of moussaka, Greek food offers something for everyone. The communal style of eating, with shared plates and family-style dining, resonates with the American spirit of togetherness and celebration.

Visit Daphne’s Greek Cafe

We invite you to visit one of our locations and experience the unique blend of Greek and Californian cuisine that has made Daphne’s a beloved dining destination. Our friendly staff, inviting atmosphere, and delicious food will make you feel right at home.

Our Locations:

  • Simi Valley
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Redondo Beach
  • Temecula
  • Ontario
  • Roseville

Each location is designed to provide a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience, whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch, enjoying a family dinner, or hosting a special event.

Join the Daphne’s Community

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Contact Us:

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At Daphne’s Greek Cafe, we’re more than just a restaurant – we’re a celebration of Greek culture, cuisine, and hospitality. Come and discover the flavors of Greece with us!