Sporaki, located in the Athens neighborhood of Pangrati, is a new and different proposal for nightlife. And it's also an all-day spot, a welcome addition to the style of entertainment in town. Tastes, aromas and colors that awaken pleasant memories play a focal role in the overall concept.
This is an artsy space that collaborates with young artists, with theatrical performances, exhibitions of art, jewelry, vinyls, book presentations and other interesting events. DJs play a varied repertory, from old and new Greek rock music to jazz, blues and reggae.
The entertainment's accompanied by a wide range of wines, beer and spirits from many regions of Greece. Another interesting element at Sporaki is the large variety of tea and herbal tea and also the non-alcoholic cocktails.
Mural at Sporaki — Photo courtesy of Sporaki
Tasty dishes include varieties with cheese and cold cuts from small local producers. Prices are reasonable, and Sporaki is ideal both for morning coffee, lunch or drinks in the evening, with a clientele of all ages.
Mouthwatering selections from the menu include bruschette with tomato, garlic and basil, or the Greek version with feta cheese; a delicious dip with yoghurt, mayo and fennel; varieties of cheese from the island of Naxos, the famous feta from Larissa and spicy goat’s cheese from Naousa; and many more savory tastes to enjoy with a glass of wine.
The cold cuts are served with a variety of sauces, salads and dips, such as carrot salad; plum sauce with apple, onion, ginger and small rusks; or crisp grissini.
If you prefer sandwiches, definitely try the pastrami club sandwich, with spicy pastrami, low-fat yellow cheese, lettuce, tomato, egg, mayo and mustard, served with nachos. For dessert, you can choose between fruit salad, yoghurt with honey, walnuts, apple and cinnamon or delicious chocolate soufflé.
From the non-alcoholic cocktail list, the "Never on Sunday" with orange, apple and banana juice or the "Stella" with tomato juice, lemon, tabasco and worcester sauce are just two of the many healthy choices.
The selection of tea is also varied, with black, pekoe, Darjeeling and Assam. Or if you prefer herbal teas with apple, quince and cinnamon, caramel, berries, mint or orange with cardamom, these are a few.
The decor is original, with pieces of furniture found in antique shops and flea markets, which are arranged so as to give the impression of a home environment.
Sketches made with chalk on the walls and posters from old Greek and foreign films create an artistic style at Sporaki.