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Cafe Athena

Cafe Athena specializes in Greek and vegetarian cuisine and has been serving exceptional food at reasonable prices for over 10 years. This family restaurant has three rooms each decorated tastefully and differently to create a wonderful Grecian islands motif. The atmosphere is casual and pleasant. Beer and wine are served. Banquets, outside catering and take-outs are available as well. Most notably, guests can enjoy a simple meal that is packed with flavors that evoke both traditional and contemporary dishes. Recognized by San Diego Magazine, City Beat, and the Zagat Survey as being the best Greek Restaurant in San Diego, Cafe Athena is well worth a taste.

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Restaurant Info

  • Address: 1846 Garnet Avenue, San Diego CA 92109
  • Cross Street: Lamont Street
  • Location: Pacific/Mission Beach | Pacific Beach
  • Cuisine: Greek | Mediterranean | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: $$ | Inexpensive | $25 - $50
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Unknown
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (858) 274-1140

Business Hours

Main Dining Room | All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Main Dining Room | All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Main Dining Room | All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Main Dining Room | All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Main Dining Room | All Day 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | All Day 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.


  • Catering Services
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout Available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Healthy Options


  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic Dining
  • Dining Alone
  • Business Dining
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions


Restaurant Address: 1846 Garnet Avenue, San Diego CA 92109

User Reviews

Great Date Place  

Cafe Athena has been a favorite for years. Their Spinach Pastitsio is absolutely sinful. Definitely the best greek restaurant in san diego, hands down.

nice, clean, casual place  

they have a friendly staff and a helpful menu that uses an icon to identify vegetarian items. excelent place to eat if your going to the beach. check out the link for more san diego restaurant

Best Greek Food  

Cafe Athena has the best atmosphere, food, prices and service! You must try the chicken souvlaki and the saganaki appetizer! A must do while in Pacific Beach!


Cafe Athena has a hot manager named Sean. You should go there just to see him. :-D

The Best  

By far this is the best Greek dining in town. I’ve enjoyed the food since it first opened as fast food dining. Now for several years a great sit down restaurant. Great atmosphere, music and most of all the food.

never again  

I got food poisioning here the last time I ate.. I wont go back there

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