When you visit Athens, you will see plenty of cafés packed with people laughing, chatting and socializing. For Greeks, joining friends for coffee, represents a cultural identity that is much more than just drinking a hot beverage. It is a way of socializing and catching up, of discussing current events and relaxing. In this article we will suggest the top 6 places to enjoy a true coffee-drinking experience in Athens.
If you love tradition and history, be sure to drop by this kafeneion in Athens. Located near Monastiraki square, it offers amazing Greek coffee with stunning views of the Acropolis and Plaka. The café was originally built in 1839, one of the city’s oldest buildings, whilst the decoration on the walls revives the city’s long history and carries a feeling of local, traditional atmosphere.
Six D.O.G.S., located near the city center, is full of life and youthful vibes. If you want a taste of the alternative side of Athens, you definitely have to pay a visit for a relaxing coffee during daytime, or a drink in the night. You can enjoy the beautiful garden’s relaxing atmosphere or attend one of the many live music performances that take place.
Although mostly famous for its homemade cocktails, you can also enjoy a nice coffee at this beautiful location in Praxitelous street. Voted one of the 50 best bars of the world for 2016, The Clumsies can offer you artisan coffee and a unique sense of authenticity. It’s currently one of the trendiest places in the city.
While enjoying your coffee or drink at TAF, you can chat with other visitors about the art exhibitions on display, surrounding you. On the top floor, you will find various art exhibitions displayed, whereas you can enjoy coffee or drinks and discuss about art at the beautiful garden underneath.
If you like hidden spots, you will love this one: Selas, a secret place in Exarcheia neighborhood. Full of vivid colors and young people, it’s a great spot to enjoy your coffee a sunny day. The area is full of street art and the relaxing atmosphere are combined in one of the most authentic areas in Athens.
If you want to overlook the Acropolis, that place is ideal. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee or the freshly home-made lemonade, relax and admire the city from above. Couleur Locale is offering you the most exclusive view of Acropolis and downtown Athens. Don’t miss a chance to visit it during your stay in the Greek capital.