I came with my family. We ordered 3 different Greek platters (comes with salad (or) soup) and pilaf (or) potatoes. We also ordered a tuna melt and a triple-pound cheese burger (with fries) to go. Essentially 5 orders, which totaled $43.
When I ordered, I asked the waitress if the Cafe was run by the same owners as 15 years ago, and she said, "Yes" (with a knowing smile).
The Greek platters were delicious. You eat and eat and never want the food to disappear. And it doesn't. Portions are satisfying. My son enjoyed his tuna melt, he took a bite and said, "This is good!"
I ordered the cheese burger to go, because when I ate my first one back in the 1990s, I remember thinking, "This is what burgers used to taste like."
We were too stuffed to order desserts, but they are made by the owner's wife. I'm sure they're memorable as well.
It's 5 minutes away from Balboa Park. But it's generally frequented by the locals, in a accessible location in North Park.
I've only eaten at 4 Middle Eastern restaurants in San Diego, but this is my favorite. Yesterday, I went to a "Greek" restaurant in the South Bay to save on mileage, but I wish I'd gone to Olympic Cafe. Lesson learned.
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