Breakfast in Athens, a Light and Tasty Affair

Breakfast at the hotel where you are staying is definitely a good idea, but maybe some days you might like to change and try something different. Cafes, bars  and restaurants also offer an interesting and gratifying meal to start the day and keep your energy up until the usually late lunch. Depending on the area where you are staying and your budget, choices can vary from luxury venues like the Hilton, with a traditional breakfast to enjoy at Byzantino or outside on the Terrace,  buffet with Greek products and homemade jam at Saint George Lycabettus, with a panoramic view of the city, traditional Greek breakfast with regional specialties at the Acropolis Museum Restaurant, English breakfast at very reasonable prices at The Handlebar in Psyrri, an interesting menu for breakfast and Sunday brunch at New Taste, warm croissants and American breakfast  at Jimmys coffee shop on pedestrian Valaoritou street, excellent Sunday brunch at City Bistro in Spirou Miliou arcade close to Syntagma, Malconi's is popular point for Sunday brunch in Kolonaki, with delicious specialties, brunch at New York Sandwiches is famous, with pancakes with homemade caramel butter and banana a favorite, Sunday brunch at Safka is an event with delicious items on the menu, English breakfast at The Handlebar on a quiet side street in the neighborhood of Psyrri

The Handlebar on a quiet side street in Psyrri opened initially as a meeting place for cyclists, where they could also have their bike serviced at the next door bicycle shop. Soon however it was discovered by many and has become extremely...  Read More


Safka restaurant serves contemporary nordic cuisine offering a high level culinary experience. Chef and co-owner Samu Koskinen creates innovative dishes based on French cuisine with nordic flavors and inspired by Greek and Scandinavian...  Read More

New York Sandwiches in the neighborhood of Ambelokipi serves some of the most delicious burgers in Athens, in an environment which will remind you of New York. The burgers are made with 100% premium beef, hand formed and griddled to perfection....  Read More

Italian taste is always a favorite and Malconis in Kolonaki is an excellent example. Open from morning to night, this ultra chic locale, with minimal, artistic decor, offers an inspired menu based on contemporary Italian cuisine. Enjoy your...  Read More

Jimmys Coffee Shop
Photo courtesy of Jimmys Coffee Shop

Jimmys coffee shop is an all time classic in Athens since 1981 and has been named the outdoor press room in Valaoritou. Jimmys opens at 6.30 in the morning and many long distance travelers go there for a hearty breakfast with freshly brewed...  Read More

City Bistro
Photo courtesy of City Bistro

In the famous arcade of Spirou Miliou, just off Voukourestiou street, City Bistro has been renewed, with a warm, simple and welcoming bistro atmosphere. The attractive space, the decor and lighting create the ideal environment to enjoy your...  Read More

Acropolis Museum Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Giorgos Vitsaropoulos

At the restaurant of the Acropolis Museum traditional Greek breakfast is served every day until noon. Enjoy home made marmalades, yoghurt with thyme honey, milk pie, fried eggs with smoked ham, omelet with gruyere and many more tasty dishes,...  Read More

New Taste
Photo courtesy of New Taste

New Taste restaurant at the recently inaugurated New Hotel on Filellinon street is not only a culinary but also an artistic experience. The impressive decor includes old furniture creatively recycled, combined with ultramodern effects, which...  Read More

Start the day with breakfast on the 6th floor of St. George Lycabettus hotel, with a traditional Greek menu and a breathtaking view of the city. The buffet includes traditional products from all over the country, homemade pastries and marmalade,...  Read More

Breakfast at the Hilton Athens is a unique experience, popular with Athenians and guests. The Byzantino café is the perfect place to start the day, especially after a night of entertainment and this classy, elegant locale always has...  Read More


Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly

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