Before completing my Athens-trip diary, I have to show you what I’ve promised you. A post, with all the places I went for food, drinks & desserts when I was in Athens. Most of them I found through Instagram and Facebook, some were suggested by friends, and some others were just last-minute decisions. If you’re on a diet, stop reading now! There’s a lot of food pics in this post.
I’ll start with the must-go places to go for dessert, because I’m sure that’s the ones you’d want to see first. Here we go!
Places for dessert
Cap Cap (pictured above)
I’ve been stalking their Facebook page for years, longing for the moment, I’ll be able to try one of their desserts, and the famous butter-beer (as a huge Harry Potter fan, I just had to try it!). It was Halloween season when I went, as you can see from the pics, but my choice was a classic mud pie with bueno sauce. And it was delicious! Absolutely worth the hype, and the same goes for the butter beer. If you however, don’t like crowded places or having to wait in queue for a coffee & dessert, it’s not your scene. You should expect long queues, unless you go there when it opens in the morning.
Panormou 26, Aigaleo, Athens.
To serbetospito tis Nancy | Nancy’s sweet home
This place came highly recommended, but even if it didn’t, just passing outside the place would have made you go inside. Nancy’s sweets are homemade and they’re being made with love, and served in huge servings with whipped cream and ice cream (if chosen). You absolutely have to try the “dessert of love”, which is a chocolate cake with chocolate praline on top of it. The owner and the staff there are all very polite and happy to help with your choice. As you can see, we ate well (and a lot there!).
Plateia Iroon, Psirri, Athens
We came across this beautiful café/restaurant when walking to the Acropolis Museum. We loved its colorful but minimal decoration, and we sat there to eat breakfast. We were really happy with our choice, as the place is not only pretty but also has great food. As you can see we ordered scrambled eggs with sausages & bacon, but they also brought us complimentary bread, butter, honey and jam. Definitely recommend the place, and can’t wait to visit it again!
Makrygianni 17, Athens
I honestly have no idea who recommended this place or if I found it on Instagram, but it stole my heart. We had brunch there (it starts at 12.30 p.m) and I definitely recommend its eggs benedict. It was the first time I had eggs benedict, or poached eggs for that matter, and I didn’t know what I was missing till then. The place is nicely decorated and it feels like you’re in another country.
Kolokotroni 59B (stoa Kourtaki)
As I said on the previous post, Anna from Aspects of Style recommended this place, for its brunch, and I just had to visit it. Its Sunday brunch is lovely, and you get to choose among many delicious dishes & cocktails in their brunch menu; from eggs and omelets, to salads and burgers in reasonable prices. Just make sure to make a reservation because this place is packed on Sundays. We were lucky to find a table that day!
Aiolou 48 (near Kolokotroni), Athens
I found out about this place from Instagram, and I just had to visit it! At first look, I wasn’t impressed by the place, because I was expecting a nice café/restaurant while it looked like a street creperie with only a few tables to sit and eat there. We chose to sit outside and share some pancakes for breakfast, and I must say that these are the best pancakes we tried during our stay in Athens, and in the best price too! If you’re near Kolonaki and you’re craving for a pancake, go there!
Skoufa 37, Kolonaki, Athens
To be honest we only had lunch once or twice when we were there, and that’s because we had good breakfast/brunch. The first place we visited was a nice tavern/restaurant, and the second one, a fast-food burger house.
We visited this place by chance, because we were hungry and in a hurry, so we were searching for something in the neighborhood where we were staying. This restaurant caught our attention because of its nice interior, so we sat there. We later found out that it was part of the setting of an old Greek tv-show, called 50-50, which was a nice surprise. We only tried the two dishes above. A grilled feta wrapped in phyllo dough with a balsamic & honey sauce and black sesame seeds, which was the best feta I’ve ever had (truly amazing!), and tenderloin meat in mustard and lemon creamy sauce, served with mushrooms & rice, which was also delicious. The staff was really polite too, so we also definitely recommend this restaurant!
Aisopou str. 9, Psirri, Athens
Hot hot burgers came recommended by a lot of our friends who live in Athens, and if you’re looking for something fulfilling and cheap in the fast-food category, we recommend it. Try the Honey Mustard bacon burger, and the fries with the carbonara sauce!
Kolokotroni 14, Athens
Last but not least, a place to drink a coffee or have a cocktail with the best view of Acropolis.
A for Athens bar is actually a hotel, and the bar at the top is one of the hottest spots for drinks in Athens. You go there through the hotel, and there’s the bar, and the terrace, which is only open during summer months (I think!). We sat at the terrace with friends and it was lovely, but there are a lot of other terraces in Athens if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative.
Miaouli 2-4, next to Monastiraki sq.
And these were all the food/drink places we visited that were worth mentioning!
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