Cafe Athena

Popular Dishes

Yalandji
A filling of rice, fresh tomato, red bell pepper, onion, mint, pomegranate molasses and regional s...
$7.25
Salmon Dolmas
Fresh salmon filets seasoned and wrapped in grape leaves; broiled and served with skordalia sauce
$9.25
Skordalia
A fresh garlic spread with potato and cilantro; adorned with sweet Anaheim pepper and grilled zucc...
$7.00
Hummus
A favorite dip of garbanzo beans, fresh garlic, lemon juice and sesame paste; garnished with papri...
$7.00
Feta Bruschetta
Imported feta “sheep’s milk” cheese, Roma tomato, fresh basil, mint and garlic with balsamic vineg...
$8.50
Fassoulia
Fava beans, lemon juice, extra virgen olive oil and garlic. Topped with tomatoes, scallions and pa...
$9.00
Keftedes
Meatballs of ground beef, herbs and regional spices. Topped with our fresh tomato sauce. Served wi...
$9.50
Avgolemono
The traditional egg-lemon soup. Made with chicken broth, rice and Orzo
$4.00
Tomato Basil
Roasted ripe plum-tomato with carrots, fresh basil, a touch of cream and chicken broth
$4.00
Tabouleh Salad
Parsley, Bulgur wheat, tomatoes and onion in an extra virgen olive oil-citrus marinade
$8.50
Greek Salad
Crisp lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese and Kalamata olives. Served with our v...
$6.00
Falafel Wrap
Patties of blended Garbanzo and Fava beans with herbs and regional spices. Flash-fried and wrapped...
$7.75
Grilled Vegetables
Marinated and fire-roasted eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and sweet red pepper, wrapped in pita...
$7.75
Gyros
Seasoned blend of beef and lamb; broiled on the rotisserie and wrapped in pita bread with lettuce,...
$8.00
Chicken Souvlaki
Marinated and char-broiled chicken breast. Wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes and onion....
$8.00
Chicken Couscous
A traditional Moorish dish with a Greek touch; braised chicken breast with carrots and zucchini. S...
$14.50
Riganato
Half chicken, marinated with lemon juice, olive oil and oregano. Roasted and served with briami, l...
$14.50
Gyros Plate
A generous portion of gyros meat. Served with warm pita bread, briami, rice Pilaf and Tzatziki sauce
$13.75
Kefta Plate
Seasoned beef patties with herbs and regional spices. Broiled and topped with our fresh tomato-her...
$16.00
Beef Kebab
Marinated chunks of sirloin, char-broiled to your liking with zucchini, onion, mushroom and red b...
$17.00
Side of Falafel
With tahini
$5.50
Baklava
A blend of walnuts, cinnamon and cloves, between layers of filo pastry. Topped with our light rose...
$3.50

Appetizers

Yalandji
A filling of rice, fresh tomato, red bell pepper, onion, mint, pomegranate molasses and regional s...
$7.25
Dolmades
A filling of seasoned ground beef, rice and herbs. Braised delicately and served with Tzatziki sauce
$8.50
Salmon Dolmas
Fresh salmon filets seasoned and wrapped in grape leaves; broiled and served with skordalia sauce
$9.25
Skordalia
A fresh garlic spread with potato and cilantro; adorned with sweet Anaheim pepper and grilled zucc...
$7.00
Hummus
A favorite dip of garbanzo beans, fresh garlic, lemon juice and sesame paste; garnished with papri...
$7.00
Taramosalata
A mousse of imported red caviar delicately blended with potatoes, olive oil and lemon juice; garn...
$7.00
Baba Ghannouj
Broiled eggplant blended and seasoned with garlic, parsley, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses and...
$8.50
Spanakopita
Triangles of flaky filo filled with a tasty blend of spinach, onion, feta cheese, onion, eggs and...
$7.50
Feta Bruschetta
Imported feta “sheep’s milk” cheese, Roma tomato, fresh basil, mint and garlic with balsamic vineg...
$8.50
Fassoulia
Fava beans, lemon juice, extra virgen olive oil and garlic. Topped with tomatoes, scallions and pa...
$9.00
Calamari
A classic Greek islands appetizer; tender baby squid in crisp light breading. Served with red pepp...
$9.50
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Keftedes
Meatballs of ground beef, herbs and regional spices. Topped with our fresh tomato sauce. Served wi...
$9.50
Tzatziki
A traditional Greek dip, combines yogurt with grated cucumbers, fresh garlic and dill weed. Served...
$6.50
Spanaki Lemonato
A refreshing blend of spinach, fresh garlic, cilantro and olive oil; served with lemon wedges. Ser...
$8.00
Bourekia
Four rolls of filo filled with seasoned 100% lean ground leg of lamb, and onion
$8.00
Saganaki
Imported sheep’s milk Vlahotiri cheese flamed at your table with brandy. Served with Pita bread
$9.50

Spreads

Served with warm pita bread.
Tzatziki
A traditional Greek dip; Kefir cheese, grated cucumbers, white wine vinegar, fresh garlic and dill...
$6.50
Skordalia
A Purée of potatoes, fresh garlic, olive oil, cilantro and white wine vinegar. Topped with char-br...
$7.00
Taramosalata
A mousse of imported red caviar delicately blended with potatoes, olive oil and lemon juice. Garni...
$7.00
Hummus
Garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice and sesame sauce. Garnished with paprika and cumin and a drizz...
$7.00
Spanaki Lemonato
A refreshing blend of spinach, fresh garlic, cilantro and olive oil. Served with lemon
$8.00
Baba Ghannouj
Char-broiled eggplant, garlic, parsley, lemon, pomegranate molasses, extra virgen olive oil and se...
$8.50

Soups

Avgolemono
The traditional egg-lemon soup. Made with chicken broth, rice and Orzo
$4.00
Lentil Soup
Hearty soup, made with carrots, celery and tomatoes
$4.00
Tomato Basil
Roasted ripe plum-tomato with carrots, fresh basil, a touch of cream and chicken broth
$4.00

Salads

Tabouleh Salad
Parsley, Bulgur wheat, tomatoes and onion in an extra virgen olive oil-citrus marinade
$8.50
Greek Salad
Crisp lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese and Kalamata olives. Served with our v...
$6.00
Horiatiki Salad
A traditional villager salad of Mediterranean cucumbers, tomatoes, green ad red peppers, feta chee...
$10.00
Mediterranean
Spring greens tossed with white Balsamic-Bosc pear vinaigrette, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted walnut...
$6.50

Sandwiches

Falafel Wrap
Patties of blended Garbanzo and Fava beans with herbs and regional spices. Flash-fried and wrapped...
$7.75
Grilled Vegetables
Marinated and fire-roasted eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and sweet red pepper, wrapped in pita...
$7.75
Gyros
Seasoned blend of beef and lamb; broiled on the rotisserie and wrapped in pita bread with lettuce,...
$8.00
Chicken Souvlaki
Marinated and char-broiled chicken breast. Wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes and onion....
$8.00
Chicken Aioli
Diced chicken breast tossed with fresh pesto sauce and sun-dried tomatoes; wrapped in pita bread w...
$8.50
Papoutsakia
Italian eggplant filled with seasoned ground leg of lamb, and onion; topped with tomato sauce, fre...
$9.00
Beef Souvlaki
Marinated chunks of beef sirloin char-broiled and wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes and...
$9.50
Athena's Flat Bread
Our gourmet thin crust topped with tomato-herb sauce, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, sun-dried...
$9.00
Apollo's Flat Bread
Our gourmet thin crust topped with Pesto sauce, chicken breast, sweet red pepper, mushroom, feta a...
$9.00

Entrées

Shrimp Scorpio
Oven roasted prawns, served with artichoke hearts on a bed of fettuccini and our fresh tomato-herb...
$17.50
Chicken Couscous
A traditional Moorish dish with a Greek touch; braised chicken breast with carrots and zucchini. S...
$14.50
Riganato
Half chicken, marinated with lemon juice, olive oil and oregano. Roasted and served with briami, l...
$14.50
Gyros Plate
A generous portion of gyros meat. Served with warm pita bread, briami, rice Pilaf and Tzatziki sauce
$13.75
Kefta Plate
Seasoned beef patties with herbs and regional spices. Broiled and topped with our fresh tomato-her...
$16.00
Moussaka
A traditional casserole; layers of eggplant, zucchini and seasoned ground leg of lamb; topped wit...
$15.00
Beef Kebab
Marinated chunks of sirloin, char-broiled to your liking with zucchini, onion, mushroom and red b...
$17.00
Imam Bayaldi
Italian eggplant stuffed with raisins, walnuts, and tomatoes; baked with tomato-herb sauce. Served...
$13.75
Falafel Plate
Crisp Falafel patties. Served with hummus, tabouleh, pocket pita bread and tahini sauce. Garnished...
$14.50
Cretan Salmon
Marinated fresh Salmon filet, oven broiled and served with Spanaki Lemonato, Skordalia (both chill...
$18.50
Athenian Seabass
Oven broiled filet of fresh white sea bass, topped with fresh tomato-herb sauce, artichoke and Kal...
$24.75
Chicken Kebab
Marinated chunks of chicken breast char-broiled with onion, red bell pepper, mushroom and zucchini...
$14.50
Lamb Stifado
Tender lamb shank, slowly braised with yellow squash, carrots, garbanzo beans and boiling onions....
$24.75
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Spinach Pastitsio
A baked casserole of spinach, garlic, cilantro, penne pasta and pesto; topped with Béchamel sauce...
$13.25

Kids menu

12 years and under.
Macaroni and Cheese
Elbow macaroni and Cheddar cheese
$5.00
Cheese Pizza
Mozzarella cheese with homemade Pizzaioli sauce on Greek Pita
$5.50
Slices of Gyros
Slices of Gyros, Pita wedges and Tzatziki
$6.50
Broiled Chicken Breast
With rice Pilaf and Tzatziki
$7.00

Favorites Side Dishes

Side of Falafel
With tahini
$5.50
Side of Tzatziki
$1.00
Side of Skordalia
$1.00
Side of Tahini
$1.00
Side of Garlic Aioli
$1.00
Side of Red Pepper Aioli
$1.00
Greek Pita Fold
$2.00
Pocket Pita
$2.00
Rice Pilaf
$3.50
Lentil-Wheat Pilaf
$4.00
Couscous
$4.00
Rosemary Potatoes
$5.00
Feta Cheese
$4.00
Kalamata Olives
$4.50
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
$5.00
Briami
A casserole of garden fresh vegetables, braised with herbs de Provence and seasoned tomato sauce (...
$6.00

Beverages

Perrier 16 Oz
Sparkling natural mineral water
$3.50
Iced Tea
$3.00
Lemonade
$3.00
Vikos
1 Lt. Greek natural mineral water "non-carbonated"
$5.75
Fountain Soda
$3.00

Desserts

Baklava
A blend of walnuts, cinnamon and cloves, between layers of filo pastry. Topped with our light rose...
$3.50
Rizzogalo
Rice pudding. A traditional Greek dessert, flavored with vanilla. Garnished with raisins and cinna...
$5.00
Galacto-Boureko
Three rolls of Filo pastry filled with our light custard and fresh orange zest. Topped with our li...
$4.25
Chocolate Mousse
Rich, brandied and classic. Topped with whipped cream
$6.00

Filopastries

Spanakopita
Triangles of flaky Filo filled with a tasty blend of spinach, Feta cheese, onion, eggs and basil
$7.50
Bourekia
Rolls of crispy Filo filled with seasoned 100% lean ground leg of lamb, caramelized onion and regi...
$8.00

About Cafe Athena

(858) 274-1140 • 1846 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Cafe Athena's menu is built upon the home-style cooking of Greece, with complimenting authentic recipes from the Eastern Mediterranean region using classical cooking techniques, and the superior ingredients.