Zorba is the main character of the novel “Zorba the Greek”. 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, would feel at home here in the nation’s capital, at Zorba's Cafe. 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.
The Zorba's Cafe Family
Who is Zorba?
Zorba’s Café has been family owned and operated since it first opened its doors in 1984. It is Dupont Circle’s neighborhood Greek cafe. The owners, together with their dedicated staff, will cater to your palate needs. The service is friendly, fast and precise. While your mousaka or souvlaki 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.