20 Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Athens

The city of Athens was once an ancient megapolis. It was the nucleus of a prosperous and flourishing civilization. Its massive classical buildings, temples, and galleries still dominate the cityscape, attract millions of tourists, and leave them amazed and awestruck. But amid these marvels, in the narrow roads and alleyways, there is another spectacle to behold- a lively and magical café culture bursting with fabulously good vibes, lots of coffee, and delectable local cuisine.

Read on to discover the top 20 cafes and coffee shops in Athens:

1. Taf Coffee

An award-winning café located in the groovy Exarchia, Taf Coffee is known for offering what is perhaps, the most exceptional coffee in Athens. They have a wide selection of the finest beans, and their skilled baristas serve handcrafted delicious coffee brews with such sophistication that you will be left yearning for more. The café is very friendly and modern, making it an excellent place for you to hang out. Do try out the seasonal V60 brews and their delicious banana bread!
Location: Emmanouil Benaki 7, Athens 10678 Greece
Timings: 07:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Monday – Saturday
Approximate Cost for Two: EUR 7

2. Kimolia Art Café

The Kimolia Art Café is a cozy little café hidden in Athens's vibrant and historical Plaka neighbourhood. It is known for its funky and colourful décor, charming classical music, and super friendly service staff. The café has a large menu that includes several refreshing cocktails, yummy cakes, delicious sandwiches, gourmet chocolates, and coffee.
Location: Iperidou 5 Nikis, Athens 105 58 Greece
Timings: 11:00 AM - 01:00 AM. Sunday – Saturday
Approximate Cost for Two: EUR 8

3. Melina Mercouri Café

Named in honour of the legendary Greek actress, activist, and politician, the Melina Mercouri Café is a beautiful and welcoming café located in Plaka, Athens. The café is known for its museum-like interiors, where the walls adorn Melina's memorabilia, exhibiting her life's works. The cakes and desserts served here are extremely popular, and the Baklava is a highlight.
Location: Lisiou 22, Athens 105 56 Greece
Timings: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Sunday – Saturday
Approximate Cost for Two: EUR 7

4. Clemente VIII

This coffee shop in Athens is the perfect place if you ever feel like relaxing and eating good food on a lazy weekend morning with a nice view. A classy café in the stylish Syntagma neighbourhood, Clemente VIII is known for its fine food and sleek décor. The Lemon Pie served here is an absolute must-try.
Location: 3 Voukourestiou, Athens 105 64 Greece
Timings: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Thursday – Wednesday
Approximate Cost for Two: EUR 12

5. Telaro

Telaro is a wonderful food spot on the busy Romvis street in downtown Athens. This café is one of the best places in the city to have a pleasant and satisfying brunch with coffee. The friendly staff offers you an extensive menu of delicious Mediterranean food (try the Telaro Omelet) and drinks in a charming pedestrian street setting.
Location: Favierou 60, Athina 104 38, Greece
Timings: 08:30 AM - 6:30 PM. Sunday – Saturday
Approximate Cost for Two: EUR 9

6. Banca Cafe

Banca Cafe in Athens
Do you ever feel like going somewhere where you can enjoy a great cup of coffee as you read a book in a soothing green climate? If yes, then Banca is the perfect place for you. A quiet and casual garden cafe, Banca is like an oasis of calm in the bustling streets of Exarchia. They serve good coffee and offer a wide selection of delicious pies and cakes. The Nut-cake with ice cream is something you should definitely try here.
Location: Char. Trikoupi 11, Athina 106 79, Greece
Timings: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM. Monday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 8

7. BiteBox

Outdoor seating at Bitebox Cafe in Athens
BiteBox is a delightful cafe and gastropub in Athens known for its delicious and unique food and cocktails. They are particularly famous for their distinctive 'Poffies,' a kind of tasty puff pastries that come in several varieties, both sweet and savoury. The great food and the pleasant ambience and music make BiteBox a great place to chill.
Location: Veikou 84, Athens 11741, Greece
Timings: 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Sunday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 7

8. Coffee Joint

Coffee Joint
This cute little cafe has won many peoples' hearts with its lip-smacking food and excellent coffee. It is perhaps one of the best places to have a hearty breakfast for a reasonable price in Athens. This place has everything from omelettes to sandwiches, from croissants to pastries.
Location: Vourvachi 5-9 Iosif ton Rogon, Athens 117 43 Greece
Timings: 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM. Monday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 9

9. Cosmos Caffe

A small cafe in Athens serving strong coffee, Cosmos is a great place to enjoy a drink. Grab a cappuccino and some buttery croissants with your friends to enjoy a memorable experience in the city.
Location: 3 Stadiou, Athens 105 62 Greece
Timings: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM. Monday - Sunday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 8

10. Beneth

Arguably the best place to eat on Onomia Square, Beneth is a fantastic cafe and bakery where you can enjoy a quick bite from a large variety of good food and drinks in a great atmosphere. The bakery items, including pastries, cakes, and pies, are particularly recommended. Do try the Bougatsa!
Location: Adrianou 97 Plaka, Athens 105 58 Greece
Timings: 07:30 AM - 11:00 PM. Monday - Sunday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 7

11. Transzistor Café

Tranzistorz Cafe in Athens
An artistic little pub, Transzistor is a bar and cafe in Psirri, Athens. It has a very vintage vibe with colourful assorted posters on the walls and antique decor. It is a great place to unwind with a couple of beers or cocktails.
Location: 10 Protogenous Psiri, Athens 105 54 Greece
Timings: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Monday - Sunday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 10

12. Crescendo Cafe

The Crescendo Cafe is a great place to grab a quick and satisfying lunch after visiting the nearby Acropolis. This incredible cafe has a very accommodating climate and serves some fabulous Greek food. The Phyllo Pies and their massive Cinnamon glazed Donut is something you should definitely try!
Location: Makrygianni 5-7, Athens 117 42 Greece
Timings: 5:30 AM - 2:00 AM. Saturday - Sunday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 7

13. Styl & Cafe Ltd

Historic center of Athens, cosy and elegant decor, chill vibes and relaxing music, nice crowd, friendly staff, great coffee, fabulous drinks, delicious food, and reasonable prices..... The list goes on, and there are just too many reasons you should check out this place.
Location: Agion Anargiron 12, Athens 105 54 Greece
Timings: 08:00 AM - 02:30 AM. Saturday - Sunday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 10

14. Dope Roasting Co.

Dope Roasting Co Athens
The Dope Roasting Co. is a delightfully modern French coffee shop in Athens offering fine coffee and freshly baked goodies, promising everyone a good time. It has a pleasing atmosphere, and the food comes in reasonable portions and at affordable prices. Order the Babkas to go with your coffee. They'll be totally worth it!
Location: Vissis 25, Athens 10551, Greece
Timings: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM. Saturday - Sunday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 10

15. Mokka Speciality Coffee S.A

Mokka Speciality Coffee is the ultimate destination for coffee enthusiasts, a premier establishment with a long history of coffee making. Roasting onsite, Mokka is known for preparing diverse varieties of coffee with excellence and finesse, guaranteeing customers an unforgettable and satisfying experience. The Semolina Cakes and Baklava go fabulously with their coffee.
Location: 44 Athinas Quartiere Psiri, Athens 105 51 Greece
Timings: 07:30 AM - 03:30 PM. Monday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 8

16. Kalimeres

A small yet comfortable Bistro and cafe, Kalimeres, located in Psyrri, promises happy vibes and a fulfilling gastronomic experience. The Mediterranean menu features several delicious dishes, cocktails, traditional Greek sweets, and coffee. It also has fantastic decor and seating options. This and the music make it a charming and cozy place to hang out.
Location: Taki 14 Psyri, Athens 105 54 Greece
Timings: 09:00 AM - 02:00 AM. Sunday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 10

17. Victory Cafe

Victory is a charming little cafe in Athens that promises you that your happiness is their happiness. They have a robust and bustling climate and serve generous portions of some really popular and healthy Greek culinary delights, including Gyros, Moussaka, and Horiatiki Salad. A fine place to go on a date.
Location: Fillelinon 22, Athens 10557 Greece
Timings: 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Sunday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 13

18. Harvest Coffee & Wine

Harvest is a bar and cafe where you can enjoy both- piping hot and freshly roasted speciality coffee and fine wine from renowned vineyards worldwide. The ever-changing menu features several classic Greek and Spanish dishes. It is a great place to have a late breakfast or a brunch.
Location: Evripidou & Aiolou 64, Athens Greece
Timings: 08:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Sunday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 8

19. Petite Fleur

Petite Fleur is a cute little vintage cafe in Athens that will win the hearts of any customer with their mind-blowing icecreams and milkshakes. The rich and creamy Hot Chocolate particularly is fabulous and second to none. There isn't a better place if you're looking for a place for a cute date.
Location: Omirou 44 Kolonaki, Athens 15242, Greece
Timings: 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Sunday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 10

20. Cafe Bar 67

Cafe Bar 67
Cafe Bar 67 is a fabulous meeting place in Exarchia, Athens, a vegan-friendly cafe and gastropub specializing in treating you with unique and delicious breakfasts. It has a very ambient atmosphere, and they will feast you with delicacies until long after midnight. Try the Ukrainian breakfast!
Location: 67 Benaki Emmanouil Εxarcheia, Athens 106 81 Greece
Timings: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM. Sunday - Saturday
Approximate Price for Two: EUR 12
The coffee shops and cafes in the Athens scene is wonderfully large and diverse and can accommodate pretty much anyone. Quiet coffee lovers to gastronomes, lovey-dovey couples to party animals, no matter what type, you'll be guaranteed a great time.

This post was published by Sai Srujan Reddy

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