Friendliest Place to Dine: Daphne’s Greek Cafe

daphne-002I don’t usually eat fast food. I’m not a health nut by any means (you probably figured that one out by now), but I just think they are evil (with exceptions of sub shops).  The only time I would eat at a place like McDonald’s is if it is the absolute last place I can grab something to eat before I die of starvation. After I watched Morgan Spurlock nearly kill himself by only consuming items purchased at the Golden Arches for a month in his documentary, I began asking myself if I wanted to keep putting that kind of junk in my body. And the answer was a big, fat, greasy, supersized “hell no.”  Sure, I eat food that are not good for me all the time (more than I care to admit), but I don’t have any desire to pollute myself with artificial, chemical-laden food like the ones served at fast food joints. (But I must say, those cocaine-laced French Fries still taste pretty darn good.)

What I’ve noticed in the last few years is the emergence of places that I call “semi-fast food” – restaurants that serve delicious, relatively-healthful food quick, and I’m so thankful of these places.  One of my favorite “semi-fast food” establishments is California Chicken Café that offers a generous portion of rotisserie chicken, salads and other comforting sides for people on the go (although the place specializes in chicken, it is very vegetarian-conscious). Another one of my favorites is Daphne’s Greek Café that features a colorful array of affordable Mediterranean food.

I love everything about the Mediterranean cuisine – spanakopita, falafel, dolmas, hummus, feta cheese, pita, everything. I also love the fact that the cuisine in general is very friendly to people with particular dietary needs — whether it be no meat, low carbohydrate or low fat  – and we can all still have good, satisfying eats.

For lunch, two vegetarians ordered Vegetarian Plates …

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And one Adkin guy ordered a steak salad (the spicy feta cheese here is amazing!) and we were all very, very happy (so happy that we had to force ourselves to return to work).

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Daphne’s Greek Café
1781 N. Victory Place, Burbank, CA 91502
★★★★☆

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6 thoughts on “Friendliest Place to Dine: Daphne’s Greek Cafe

  1. Wow…thank you for this article, I have Daphne’s Cafe 2 miles away from my house. I will definitely try it…:)

    How are you BTW? When are you going to be in SD?

    Lita

  2. Hey Lita! Thanks for stopping by!

    Yeah, I like Daphne. It’s nothing extraordinary, but it totally satisfies my Greek cravings! Let me know what you think when you have a chance to check it out.

    I’m doing great! Gosh, I wish I can come down and visit you and Robert in San Diego soon, especially now that it’s getting warmer! Maybe I’ll visit soon, since the hockey season is coming to an end for the Kings (boo). My boyfriend jokes that our slogan is not “We Play for LA,” but should be “We PRAY for LA” instead. Hee hee (sad, but true).

    Love,
    Hirono

  3. hey girl…yes, I will let you know after I go to Daphne’s for sure…:)

    I know about the Kings’ season…ugh…:( 😦 Well, they have lots of young talents though, hopefully next year…Robert is bummed too, his Maple Leafs and Kings are out of the playoffs picture. That funny…”we pray for LA”…:)

    Yes, you have to come here with your man and you have to stay at our place…let’s do it on the hockey playoff weekend or something…that would be fun…we could cook or something (since you are a gourmet cook…:) ) and the boys could watch hockey…!!

    Have a great weekend and I will keep looking at your blog…it’s AWESOME…it makes me hungry all the time…hahaha!!

    xoxo, Lita

  4. hey…not sure if you are back from New York yet…but I feel obligated to tell you that we finally tried Daphne…woohoo…:)
    We both loved the place…Robert even made a comment wow…for 25.00 for 2 people that was awesome…! So yes…we will go back there…:)

    Take care girl…! xo

    Lita

  5. Awesomeness! I myself would eat Greek food everyday; just love it. But just to let clarify a little detail with you, falafel, hummus as well as Tabbouleh are not Greek dishes, it’s actually middle eastern.

  6. Hi Tina! Thank you for visiting the blog and leaving me a comment! Oh no — I am so silly for assuming that all those yummy dishes are all Greek! I made corrections to the post and referred them as Mediterranean instead 🙂

    Thank you so much!

    Hirono

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