Ydria is a classic Greek restaurant located on Andrianou street, in the heart of Plaka, and offers a view of the Roman Agora. Open from early in the morning, it serves breakfast from 7am until noon. Chef Giannis Fotakis creates amazing dishes, including freshly cut salads and traditional Greek pies for brunch or a light lunch.
Ydria, 68 Andrianou street, Plaka, Greece, +30 21 0325 1619
Yiasemi is much more than just a traditional local cafe; located on the narrow steps of Mnisikleous street it is a favorite with leading actors from Greek movies who come to enjoy their coffee here (as the numerous photos on the walls attest). Visit it in the morning to enjoy delicious spoon sweets accompanied by genuine Greek coffee and you won’t regret it.
Yiasemi, 23 Mnisikleous street, Plaka, Greece, +30 21 3041 7937
Κimolia is located in a neoclassical building in Plaka. Its owners, two painters and one musician, have created this art cafe with special care, aiming to create a cultural cell that hosts painting and photography exhibitions, various workshops, book presentations and acoustic live music shows. Visit this small and charming local haunt to enjoy some great morning coffee accompanied by a variety of homemade sweets.
Kimolia, 5 ipereidou street, Plaka, Greece, +30 21 1184 8446
Anafiotika is a tiny settlement that you wouldn’t imagine existing under the dominant rock of the Acropolis, And within the clutch of small white houses and their colorful gardens it has a great cafe-restaurant, Here you can enjoy strong Greek coffee, as well as incredible Greek and international sweet delicacies, from apple pie and cheesecake to baklava and ravani.
Anafiotika, 24 Mnisikleous street, Plaka, Greece, +30 21 0324 4428
Cafe Avissinia is an award-winning cafe-restaurant, with warm and colorful interior design, located in the square, right next to the crowded flea market. Open from early in the morning, you can visit it for a delicious breakfast in an elegant atmosphere.
Cafe Avissinia, 7 Kinetou street, Plaka, Greece, +30 21 0321 7047
Smile restaurant is a vegan/vegetarian friendly place with tasty and budget-friendly breakfast options. Here you can enjoy an omelet, pastries and delicious local pies, all just a breath away from the Acropolis and at reasonable prices.
Smile, 24 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Greece, +30 21 0921 8911