authentic taste

For nearly 40 years, Byblos Cafe has been providing the freshest Mediteranean cuisine to Orange County. Originally a Mediteranean market owned by Adel and Zalfa Mahshi, The popular dishes originate from recipes handed down to Adel from his mother.

PREMIUM INGREDIENTS

Our eye-catching pita oven, adorned with black and white Moroccan tile, is a centerpiece of the kitchen that creates dishes with the highest quality ingredients available.

CREATIVE MENU

Our menu has transitioned overtime to the Mediterranean fusion style with influences from Greece, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon, & Jordan. Our dishes are creative and unique.

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Continuing the legacy...

Originally a Mediteranean market owned by Adel and Zalfa Mahshi, The popular dishes originate from recipes handed down to Adel from his father. In 2022, the Mahshi’s were ready to step down and entrusted the restaurant to someone they had only met a year prior. Sitting across from Rod’s Liquor in the Orange Circle, Byblos owner Zalfa Mahshi watched JT Reed and his Bosscat Kitchen crew working tirelessly to transform Rod’s, not only into something new - but all while preserving the old. She knew this was the team that would be perfect to continue the Byblos legacy.

"I don’t know what JT did but I knew he was a good hearted person. From just the five minutes we met, I knew he had a good heart - it was a good feeling, it was in his eyes, I can tell people by their eyes."
- Zelfa Mahshi

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Our History
Our History

Adel and Zelfa, first generation Americans, have been proving their Mediterranean recipes have staying power, and fulfilling their American dream, for over three decades. Since 1979, They have been turning out hummus, falafels, baba ghanouge, gyros, and labneh at Byblos Cafe, one of the first restaurants in Old Towne Orange.

The Mahshi’s have watched Old Towne Orange grow to what it is today. They have seen new businesses open and flourish, attempt and fail. They have always felt that a rising tide lifts all boats and have loved watching “the circle” grow. When they acquired Byblos Cafe (then a Mediterranean grocery store) in 1979, there were only two restaurants: Watson’s Soda Fountain and Felix Continental Cafe.

Adel and Zelfa’s last day at Byblos Cafe was Saturday, June 11th 2022. They stop in from time to time, and have been loving watching their son Tim and partner Pedram take the reigns.

The New Byblos Cafe

As the new evolution of Byblos Cafe commenced, Tim Mahshi and Pedram Yarzalou have sought guidance and mentorship from the Bosscat Kitchen team: JT Reed and Leslie Nguyen. As longtime restaurateurs, JT and Leslie have been excited to help Tim and Pedram grow Byblos Cafe into, eventually, multiple locations - beyond what Adel and Zelfa ever thought imaginable.

Slight menu adjustments have been made, After Hours events have been added, Meal Prep collaborations with local gyms are growing and brunch is now a mainstay, whereas it wasn’t before.

Pedram and Tim have their goals set high. They’re looking to expand, move the concept into something more fast casual and continue the Byblos Cafe legacy farther than ever before.

The New Byblos Cafe
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Join us at Byblos Cafe for fresh Mediterranean fusion food, right in the Orange Circle!

  • location restaurant

    129 W Chapman Ave Orange, CA 92866

  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday : Closed
    Tuesday - Thursday : 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday : 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday : 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    *AFTER DARK
    Wednesday - Saturday : 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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    Email: bybloscafeorange@gmail.com

(714) 538-7180
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