Cafe Zorba

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 13 reviews )

42 - 33, Calle 8, El Poblado (at Avenida El Poblado), Medellin, Colombia

Vegetarian pizzas as main course. Also has various (fairly substantial) salads and other side dishes, many of which are vegan. Purposely does not have a sign outside. It's at Avenida El Poblado, where you walk into the Parque Lineal La Presidenta, on your left, just before the bridge in the park. Open Mon-Sun 5:00pm-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Italian

13 Reviews

First Review by FrankEason

Now with vegan options! - Edit

Many old reviews write that Cafe Zorba has no vegan options, but let me tell you - that's changed.
I went there in the end of January 2018, and they had two vegan pizzas and enough other vegan options on the menu.
I tried the spinach pizza (with the cheese from macadamia nuts) , and omg, it was so good.

Pros: Vegan pizza obviously

Cons: Quite far away from any landmarks, hostels, etc.

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No vegan options - Edit

I went in December because it was the evening and there are few vegan dining options open in the evening in Medellin.

The place was packed and loud with music. Had to wait for a table and was seated in the cramped garden at the back.

The menu arrived and there were no vegan options, only pizza. Sure, I could take out the cheese and several other critical options, but whats left, given the ingredients that the place has, is rather unappealling. I just had a beer and left due to lack of vegan dining options.

Cons: No vegan options, Overcrowded and loud

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super - Edit

Fast service, plenty of vegan options, lively and fragrant the way a pizzeria should be. Popular with young people so they must be doing something right. I had the kale and macadamia cream vegan pizza, crispy and tasty.

Pros: great pizza, plenty of choice

Cons: could be crowded

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Ahora tienen dos pizzas VEGANAS - Edit

Hace poco fui de nuevo a Zorba porque supe que ya tenían opciones veganas, fui con 2 amigos y pedimos ambas pizzas veganas: Kale y espinaca, también pedimos dos entradas de hummus con un pan que es también vegano, todo estaba increíblemente delicioso ¡Me encantó! La pizza de kale se convirtió en una de mis favoritas, se da la pelea con la de Antonio's, la de espinaca también estaba muy rica y el hummus ¡Ni hablar! La atención es excelente, hubo un momento en el que casi me caigo y el mesero fue super atento, se fijó que la silla estuviera bien y todo el tiempo nos prestó un servicio inmejorable. ¡De seguro voy a volver!
*El ambiente también es un plus, uno de los restaurantes más agradables que conozco

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-15

Pros: Muy ricas las pizzas veganas, uno de los mejores ambientes , excelente atención

Cons: Muy costoso, Podrían sumar más opciones veganas

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nice atmosphere - Edit

The restaurant looks really great, the staff is kind, but its not exactly vegan friendly, all menu (besides the only salad option) is about pizza, in order make it vegan you'll have to take out not only the cheese but many itens, such as onions, that are prepared with butter, since they have no vegan cheese the result is quite unappealing.

Pros: opened till late (but the kitchen closes at 10 pm)

Cons: the only vegan options are boring pizzas and a sal

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excellent - Edit

les pizzas les plus incroyables de toute ma vie. je recommande fortement "la espinaca" et la "quezo azul".

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Hip and hyped - Edit

We tried to visit this place Saturday evening and found the place overly crowded. We were offered to get a number and wait for a free table - together with something like 10 others. Chose to come by another day. We instead came in on Sunday right when they opened at 5 pm. The place were almost filled in half an hour. True they have vegan options, but it's all side dishes, none of the pizzas are vegan. Still they don't have a problem making one with a smile. The pizza was fine, the tomato base could use a lot more spices and the pizza had too much filling. It was good enough but for 22500 cop, they need to make a better effort.. the place is cool and you can sit outside downstairs by the park and upstairs in the crowded area by the kitchen and bar. Warm atmosphere, good music and really nice staff. Give it a try!

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delicious pizzas - Edit

A great vegetarian pizza restaurant. A really interesting selection of pizza choices with great flavour combos (espinaca and cebolla highly recommended). They have live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays too - normally a small cover fee. We've been twice so far and will return.

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Rudest Staff Ever - Edit

We arrived in Medellin late, and were excited there was a veg option open late (most Colombian veg restaurants only serve lunch, and a select few keep 6-9pm dinner hours). the hours on Happy Cow said 5pm-12pm, but may vary. We called, and they said they were open until 11:30pm tonight. When we arrived at 11pm, hoping to get some food to go, the kitchen staff yelled CERRADO out of the window next to the front door, and when I questioned the hours clearly posted on a blackboard outside of the door, the cook started mocking me and yelled CERRADO (closed) again... WOW! I definitely wouldn't have wanted to have eaten food prepared by someone with terrible energy, so in a way I was grateful for it not working out. Beware of bad vibes, even if you do catch them when they're taking customers....

Pros: Open late... lol. Not really.

Cons: Rude and unfriendly employees, Sketchy area, Inconsistent hours

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It is not vegan-friendly - Edit

Its not a vegan-friendly. It is vegetarian friendly... but not vegan except some normal entrees (chips, potatoes, etc...).

But if you are a strict vegan, you wont find a main dish here.

However the place is nice.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Not vegan

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AuraMaríaRuízTobón 28 May 2016 - Exactly!  

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Best atmosphere and music - Edit

This place is great for a date or for friends but I need four of their pizzas to feel nourished. Their pizzas are very light and yes, they contain white wheat. The location is perfect. This is a social spot but don't expect a big meal if you eat like I do. Again, the crust is really thin. But the music and atmosphere is better than anything else in Medellin. Live music on Wed and Sun I think.
Food: **
Location: *****

Pros: Groovy music, Beautiful crowd, Live music

Cons: Pizzas not substantial enough for me, They use city water in their drinks, Expensive

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Yummmmmm - Edit

Cafe Zorba is a hip, Kiwi run pizza bar near Parque Linea El Presidenta. I ordered the margharita without the cheese, and it was awesome - plenty of olive oil and herbs, great marinara, and an awesome puffy, crunchy crust.

Pros: Yummy

Cons: A little expensive

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Great place to relax and Munch - Edit

Great indoor/outdoor location. Awesome music playing.
Had the hummus plate followed up with the pizza with caramelized onions and roasted pistachios. Very delicious. Washed it down with a beer.

Pros: Food, Music, Atmosphere

Cons: Price, Dim

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