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Easygoing cafe and food meeting places

11 Απριλίου 2018 13:48
Easygoing cafe and food meeting places

Zaf Café-Bar

8 Aghias Irinis Sq., Athens, Τ. 210 3236711

By Katerina Rigou, Photos: Eleanna Kourkoulopoulou

The “sibling” of School is located right next to it in one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city center. Zaf loves

the casual attitude and the carefully designed services for its guests. We choose it from early in the morning for fine coffee until late in the evening for drinks and cocktails from its updated cellar and its signature cocktail list. From its cocktail list don’t miss the Summer breeze with Martini dry, Bombay gin, juices from citrus fruits, ginger ale and mint, as well as its newest addition, the daily brunch which we really loved! The new concept suggests 11 delicious culinary options –curated by the Food Gang team– with extraordinary options such as “kagiana” (the Greek version of strubble eggs) and fisherman (omelet with Mediterranean spices and smoked salmon). On the other hand, equally delicious are also the pancakes with chocolate, nuts and caramel syrup as well as the savory ones (in particular the flavors of cheese cream, parmesan, rocket salad, tomato, pork pieces and egg). Definitely must taste are the savory waffle with chicken, bacon, mushrooms, red pepper, tomato in sweet chilli sauce. The menu has also been enriched with 4 new age open New York sandwiches (2 cold and 2 warm)! From the cold options try The anquus project with beef fillet, parmesan flakes, rocket salad and truffle oil and from the warm The chicken junkie with chicken, peppers of various colors, tomato, cream cheese and sweet & chilli sauce. All these in an amazing 3-level space with outdoor tables, carefully selected music and friendly atmosphere! Daily 09:00-03:00 (brunch 10:30-13:30).

Must drink

The authentic version of the famous Negroni. Hard to find elsewhere!

Highlight

Stay tuned for exceptional events and parties by well-known radio producers.

Caffeine & Wine

17 Aggelou Metaxa Str., Kanari Sq. Piraeus, Τ. 210 4133011

By Christos Aivaliotis, Photos: Maria Chatziioanidou

It might have been initially introduced to us as Passagio in 2010, but, Caffeine & Wine made this year a dynamic come back with a new name, attesting to its new philosophy. Caffeine because it welcomes us in the morning with aromatic coffee and special hot drinks in its friendly patio with a view of the vibrant Kanari Square and Akti Moutsopoulou. Αnd Wine because, especially in the evening, its internal hall, dressed in stone, wood, atmospheric lighting and modern decoration, is transformed into a wine bar offering at least 60 labels of Greek wines (all by the glass) accompanied by cold cut and cheese platters. Plus, live concerts with famous singers (one Saturday per month) gathering patrons from every district of Athens! Now that summer is coming the scenery of the wine bar is transferred at the outdoor revamped space amongst the flower scents. Daily from 09:00.

Highlights

• The brunch menu (served daily) with sweet pancakes and croque madams.

• The chocaholic beverages with special chocolates.

• The revamped patio with its cocktail bar.

• Its pet friendly policy.

Le Pierrot Bistro

139-143 Karaiskou Str., Piraeus, Τ. 210 4297855

By Christos Aivaliotis, Photos: Giannis Papargyris

Made its first appearance in 1985 in Zea Marina and was transferred to the heart of Piraeus in 2010 where it developed into a popular all-day meeting point. Walking on the vibrant walkway of Karaiskou street, the Le Pierrot will catch your attention from afar. Looking like a beautiful bistro in Montmartre puts you in a romantic micro world, ideal for casual meetings during the day in its cozy corners or outdoor patio. The delicate morning beverages and the aromatic coffees are very popular, while at noon it serves irresistible crepes in sweet or savory version and Mediterranean suggestions such as pasta, risotto, burgers and cold salads. During the evenings, the dim lighting and the jazz music compose an idyllic atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the people’s stroll. Daily 08:00-02:00.

Highlight

The live music acts every Friday and Saturday (22:00-02:00) on winter season.

Crazy Goat

Bouboulinas Str. & 35 Karaiskou Str., Piraeus, Τ. 2130 425159

By Christos Aivaliotis, Photos: Maria Chatziioanidou

At the vibrant center of the commercial piazza of Piraeus, “piercing” coffee aromas direct us towards the cozy and design café Crazy Goat! Less than a year since its launch, has already managed to captivate the lovers of the kind thanks to its innovative philosophy which finds its origin on the “Third-wave coffee movement” – respecting both the coffee beans as well as all the people who are involved in their processing. The youthful barista team, wearing their modern aprons, masterfully apply their art on a unique blend with a sour pleasant aftertaste. Apart from espresso, another strong asset is its specialization in the latte art producing an irresistible cappuccino with rich homogenized cream, while at the same time the cold brew (a cold filter coffee) has its own set of fans. Mon.-Fri. 07:00-21:00, Sat. 07:00-18:00, Sun. Closed.

Highlight

Its fine delicacies such as the club sandwich with cold cuts and the sweet pancakes.

To Theatron

115 Karaiskou Str., Piraeus, Τ. 210 4117897, www.theatron.gr

By Christos Aivaliotis, Photos: Maria Xatziioanidou

An all time classic venue, which for 19 years has been leaving its imprint in the heart of Piraeus. With its trademark its location at Korai Square and its name inspired by the City Theater, this café- istro knows how to combine entertainment with arts. From morning to evening it welcomes us in its highly aesthetic neoclassical premises with drinks and irresistible desserts such as cheesecake with cherry and creations from its next door “little brother” Bonbon & Chocolat, favorites dishes such as burger and chicken fillet, generous pizzas and pasta dishes based on handmade dough and quality raw materials. In plus the wine list with Greek, Italian and Argentinean wines, one can enjoy under the sounds of lives. Daily 07:30-02:00.

Highlights

• The lives (every Thursday and Sunday, from October to April) with renowned artists.

• The interesting cultural events and theme nights.

• The patio on the lively square.

Bon Vivant & Co

159 Androutsou Str., Piraeus, Τ. 2104111190

By Christos Aivaliotis, Photos: Maria Chatziioanidou

Amongst the latest entries in the commercial square of Piraeus, the Bon Vivant & Co pleasantly surprised us with the high level of standards it maintains with its aesthetic and its culinary delicacies. During the day, it wakes us up with an excellent coffee and divine tarts, as well as variations of egg dishes, while in the afternoon it is ideal for after office dates under the sounds of lounge music, with good wine and fine selections of platters. Daily from 08:00.

Hide & Seek

254 Kifissias Ave., Chalandri, Τ. 210 677 6747

By Christos Aivaliotis, Photos: Giannis Papargyris

Joined the Athenian map in the summer of 2014, being since then a stable value in the busy Kifissias Ave. This all day bar-restaurant surprises you at once as long as you discover its small hidden world known for its atmospheric garden, perfect for a delightful break during the day. Unpretentious, modern and friendly attitude compose the ideal setting for relaxing with coffee and beverages, for an after-shopping date or for business meetings. Later in the day, Mediterranean tastes take over the place with their modern twists, while the powerful bar entertains our evenings based on the experience of the awarded bartender Spyros Kerkiras and his team, who prepare the most inspired signature cocktails! Mon.-Thu. 12:00 - 02:00, Fri. 12:00 - 03:00, Sat. 09:00 – 03:00, Sun. 09:00 - 02:00 (the kitchen untill 00:00).

Don't miss

The weekend brunch on 09:00- 18:00 with impressive egg specialties and burgers!

 

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