DC Café on P street Northwest near DuPont Circle serves up the most delish and authentic Gyros in town at more than fair prices.

DC Café is a small take out and sit-down Café’ located two blocks from DuPont Circle on P Street. Most neighborhood residents know of this little hidden gem of a restaurant Café, however outsiders likely wouldn’t be aware of the fact that the best and most authentic Gyro place in D.C. is as small as a late night pizza place.  Many patrons consider it a hole-in-the-wall joint, while just about everyone who has tried their Greek and American food would agree DC Café’ is the best place to get an authentic Greek gyro as well as other plates and sandwiches. While the establishment is not one that is advertised, anyone who stops in for a meal tends to come back. DC Café’ has gained its clientele not by being recognized by food critics and exposure in the media and advertising, but by the tastiness of their food and fairness of their prices.  Many famous people have stopped in, including actors, musicians, politicians, other celebrities and most recently The Backstreet Boys. The Café’ skips on the service; rather than having waiters bring you authentic food dressed up fancy on a plate at regular restaurant prices, the food is made quick and served up fast so that hungry patrons can ease their hunger pangs and scarf down a gyro or plate quick at one of the outside tables or on the go once they leave.  Meanwhile the prices are amazingly low given the authenticity and quality of the food. The gyros, subs and sandwiches are between $7 and $8, while the platters are a few dollars more.  One gyro, sandwich or sub is enough kill a hunger pang as are the platters.  I personally am a fan of Gyros and Platters with Lamb. The “Shish Kabob Sandwich” is excellent and consists of grilled lamb cubes grilled with vegetables, served on pita bread with hummus, lettuce, tomato and onion. Steak lovers should try the Steak Gyro Sandwich - the grilled slices of steak are cooked with onions and provolone, lettuce, tomato and mayo.  The Chicken Gyro is also very good, the marinated chicken is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and tzatziki (cucumber yogurt) sauce.  If you would rather have a sub or regular American Sandwich, the Steak and Cheese is expertly made and will leave you wanting more. [gallery size="large" ids="1288,1287"] The Platter menu is extensively stocked with chicken, lamb, salmon and vegetarian choices, all of which are heartily portioned and pleasing to the taste buds. Dessert offerings include Baklava stuffed with walnuts and baked semolina mixed with honey, which only cost $2 each.  DC Café also makes great salads as the Greeks do -guests can choose from Lebanese Salad, Traditional Greek Salad and Tabouleh. [gallery size="large" ids="1286,1289"] When you visit DC Café for the first time, you will know that you are in a unique place. Most of the appetizer menu items are more expensive than the sandwiches. Nevertheless, the Hummus with Lamb is irresistible and the Falafel Sampler is a good introduction to Greek Food and the DC Café Menu.  Breakfast is also served, though patrons can only order traditional omelets, sandwiches or breakfast platters.  D.C. Café is more of a lunchtime and late night stop.  If you are near the DuPont Circle neighborhood and Georgetown, D.C. Café is one place worth stopping in.
DC Café is located on 2035 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036, a short walk from DuPont Circle.
Hours:
Monday10 a.m.–2 a.m
Tuesday10 a.m.–2 a.m.
Wednesday10 a.m.–2 a.m.
Thursday10 a.m.–2 a.m.
Friday10 a.m.–3:30 a.m.
Saturday10 a.m.–3:30 a.m.
Sunday10 a.m.–12:30 a.m.