Athens is one of those cities that everyone visits for its rich history, but also because of the local food. The fame of Greek food, genuine and healthy, is very well represented in any of the endless restaurants, bistros, and taverns all over the country. Athens is in a continuous expansion as far as gastronomy is concerned, new culinary developments spread around town attracting locals and visitors. These new kids on the block are rocking the gastronomic landscape of the Greek capital, take a look at the different culinary proposals recently opened in town.
Flamingo Drinks & Food Stories
(22 Effranoros st.)
Flamingo is an excellent idea in the area of Pangrati, with fresh and creative dishes. Here, it’s often hard to find a table because everyone wants to try their food stories. Flamingo, with the huge windows and the natural light, is ideal for breakfast, brunch, and quick lunches with their gourmet burgers and eggs. Delicious tiramisù and unique drinks everything at very convenient prices.
333 Chef’s & Workshop Theme Restaurant
(33 Nikis st. and 3 Nikodimou st.)
A bright and modern atmosphere for 333 Chef’s & Workshop in Syntagma, where chef Nikos Mikropoulos focuses on a Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of simplicity and elegance. Top quality meat, a variety of innovative salads and kudos for the sweets. On the first floor, takes place the Chef’s Workshop, regular themed gastronomic events for a very restricted amount of guests.
(2 Profitou Ilia sq.)
Another new stunning place around Pangrati is Monsieur Cannibale which is slowly becoming another favorite in town for brunch as well as for dinner and coffees. This modern cuisine and the cocktails on the drinks list are already known around town for their originality. Their pizza is an absolute must-try.
7 Cactus Street Deli
(7 Dimitrakopoulou st.)
7 Cactus Deli Street in Koukaki is the place to go for succulent sandwiches, eggs, pasta, and pizzas sitting at the long table on their terrace. Greek delicacies with origins in different corners of Greece, such as regional cheese, bread rolls from Thessaloniki, Naxian potatoes or the hard-to-find tasty lalaggia from Mani (fried pastries). Ideal for breakfast as well as brunch and lunch.
Sense Rooftop Food & Bar
(5 D. Aeropagitou st.)
Not far from the Acropolis Museum, there’s an intimate rooftop restaurant with jaw-dropping views of the Parthenon that is rocking the gastronomic landscape of Athens. It’s Sense Rooftop Food & Bar lead by the incredible chef Thodoris Papanikolaou. Fine dining at its best with a menu that reinvented the Greek gastronomy. Old time flavors are served with extreme creativity. An original explosion of tastes from the starters to the sweet.
(43 Marinou Antypa st.)
Afropsaro, in Nea Iraklio, is a unique fish restaurant where the excellent atmosphere makes customers fall in love with the whole experience. In this original scenario, set as a fishmongers’ stall, unique seafood creations by chef Yiannis Stanitsis match a perfect wine list and a friendly environment, making customers feel cared for and at home.