The best spots for all-day entertainment in the lush Athens suburb

Different Beast

RESTAURANTS

In this fashionable hangout, decorated with wooden structures, processed furniture and collectible crockery (from auctions and flea markets in London), get ready to delve into many different cuisines. Multi-ethnic dishes and salads, that change each month, and a highlighted brunch menu. Start out in the morning with a cup of coffee and British pancakes and stay until late at night for a glass of American beer or Japanese whiskey. In the summer, catch a table on the busy Kassavetis pedestrian walk.

Artisanal Lounge & Gardens

RESTAURANTS

Popular bar-restaurant run by a successful team, housed in a building of the early 20th century with decoration from the '50s and' 60s (the furniture is authentic vintage and custom-made) and a garden with old trees and almost a hundred different kinds of plants and flowers. Chef Dimitris Dimitriadis uses local ingredients, refines Greek comfort food and enriches it with Mediterranean references. A favorite spot to drink cocktails from the award-winning list is the imposing glasshouse in the garden.

Goulandris Natural History Museum

MUSEUMS & SIGHTSEEING

The Goulandris Museum of Natural History is the ideal choice for both adults and children. It follows the standards of the famous London Museum of History. There is a permanent exhibition which includes stuffed animals, insects, plants, rock and animal fossils. Next to the main building you will find the GAIA Environmental Research and Education Center, which helps create environmental awareness by presenting the visitor with the elements of Earth's history and the evolution of life. Before leaving, make sure that you have visited the exceptional café -restaurant, found on the premises, as well as the interesting shop where you can buy a gift or souvenir to always remind you of your visit.

HYDE

BAR

Nice 'n' Easy

RESTAURANTS

Inspired by Frank Sinatra’s homonymous song, this restaurant in the heart of the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Kifisia, gives emphasis to organic food and healthy eating. Homemade vegan and vegetarian recipes, multi-ethnic and Greek dishes, as well as meat-based menus. Black and white décor, jazz music, and tables outside for the warm summer days.

DaVinci

SWEETS & ICE CREAM

Italian type gelato, with fresh and local ingredients without preservatives. Chocolate lovers will indulge in various flavours (we recommend the premium dark chocolate), those looking for unusual flavors will be thrilled with Mojito and brioche, while those who take care of their silhouette will find sugar free ice cream.

Stoffa

RESTAURANTS

The concept of casual takes on a different approach in this pop art style space, that has vintage elements, warm lighting and a joyful atmosphere. Here you can taste modern Greek creations with a Mediterranean touch as well as comfort dishes. Try the chicken fillet with mozzarella, the crispy pancetta served with the secret "Stoffa" sauce, the shrimp pasta, juicy meat on mini spits, steaks, creative salads, and pizza or even a black Angus burger. When the weather warms up, move out into the garden.

Buba

RESTAURANTS

This restaurant with the maximalist exotic decor accommodating styles, motifs, furniture, and items from Egypt to the Far East, is a celebration of street food from Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong, enjoyed with Asian beers or cocktails. The hidden garden and the playlist with swing, reggae, and obscure folk music adds to the bohemian and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Ancho Mexican Grill

STREET FOOD

This taco bar with the Mexican ambiance (think cactuses and ceramic lighting fixtures) offers homemade ingredients (their guacamole is fantastic!) so that you can make your own burrito, taco or quesadilla. The nachos are hand-cut daily, the sauces are made with imported Mexican peppers (from a mild pico de gallo to a dangerously hot ghost pepper sauce), the Margaritas are refreshing, while the churros come with homemade dulce de leche to dip in.

The Dalliance House

RESTAURANTS

This sophisticated bar-restaurant, which is housed in an 1890 aristocratic manor house, has become an all-day hotspot in the center of Kifisia. The cuisine has Mediterranean influences with both a Western and Eastern twist to it. Order the beef carpaccio, the salmon tartare, the tuna tataki, or choose the pasta, burger or soup of the day. In the summer, catch a table in its secret garden to enjoy one of its creative cocktails.

Escoba

BAR

In the mid-1990s, Athenians learned how a classic American bar looks like by enjoying a bourbon at the π-shaped wooden bar (and teenagers played hooky from school to drink coffee). Since then, "Escoba" continues to serve classic cocktails, such as Margaritas and Daquiris, and hearty Tex-Mex cuisine. Blues, rock and roll, country and southern rock are played by live bands and DJs.

Recipe

BAR

A daily casual meeting point of the locals with very good pizza and cocktails. The interior space is small with wood and industrial elements, while outdoors the mixed crowd gathers for chatting and socializing. The owner, a well-known radio presenter takes good care of the uptempo soundtrack by playing music himself or inviting guest DJs.
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