Cafe Europa delight will treat you right


The chicken gyros has sliced chicken in pita and is served with lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

Nestled in the parking lot of Century Plaza on Howe Avenue by Nordstrom Rack is a restaurant that brings the palate of Greek and American cuisines to customers.

From the moment you walk into Cafe Europa, the scenery conveys a simple and at-home look that makes you feel welcome.

The cafe recently relocated to it’s current location in 2010, nearly 30 years after it first opened in the Arden Fair Mall in 1981.

Kabob and gyros come with your choice of meat (lamb, beef, or chicken) in a pita with lettuce, tomato and onion. Entrees such as the lamb kabob come with skewered pieces of lamb over rice or salad with lettuce and tomato topped with feta cheese.

Cafe Europa also caters to those who are vegetarian or just looking for a good burger. They offer falafel and veggie pita, as well as a Greek cheeseburger. (Rather than having a bun, the burger is put into a pita.) Cafe Europe caters food for all types of events.

The taste of the food is fresh and the seasoning compliments the meat rather than drowning out the natural flavors.

The best way to finish a meal is with dessert, and Cafe Europa isn’t lacking in that department. The baklava is sweet and has a hint of cinnamon, bringing it an original and appealing taste.

The rich triple chocolate cake is brought warm and melts in your mouth with every forkfull. A glass of milk would be a proper companion to make the cake even more delectable.

The food at Cafe Europa is not only delicious, but has to be tasted to believe. You can see the menu and prices at Cafe Europa is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.

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Cafe Europa

1537 Howe Ave


Monday-Saturday: 11:00am -8:30pm

Sunday: Closed


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