The beautiful island of Zakynthos
(or Zante) is known for its turquoise waters, splendid beaches and relaxed vibe, which makes it a favorite summer destination for Greeks and international visitors. Even though the beaches are enticing, sometimes you just want to relax, have a drink or a coffee and enjoy the fact that you are actually on holiday. Here are all the top little cafés and coffee shops you should drop by when visiting Zakynthos.
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
Conveniently located in Zakynthos Town, near Solomos Square, Base Café and Cocktail Bar
is one of those establishments that does double-duty. Perfect for a relaxed coffee break but also for drinks until late at night (or should we say, until morning). It has a beautiful rooftop with views over the neighborhood. With a sleek interior and warm wood accents, the place is the perfect location for socializing.
Andriani's Pottery Studio & Café
Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
If you are like us, you enjoy unique and innovative places that stand out. Andriani’s Pottery Studio and Café
is one such place. Functioning as a pottery studio with an exhibition area, this little gem of a place has works from several artists on display. But you can also visit the lab, the workplace where all the magic happens or simply relax in the café. Food and beverages are served in the pieces created on site. It doesn’t get more local than that. Whether you visit for breakfast or lunch, you will surely have a great time at Andriani’s.
A pleasant and simple place where you can enjoy delicious coffee and a great variety of sweets. Ice cream is this joint’s best seller, although the fruit salad is also delicious and refreshing. Sometimes, simplicity is best, and In Time proves this.
Kanela Store & Café
Cafe, Deli, Contemporary, $$$
In the lovely resort of Alykes, on the main road, you will spot a place that looks like no other. Kanela Store & Café
is a recent little addition to the seaside resort. Tastefully decorated with attention to detail, this little store/café sells traditional Greek products (olive oil, handmade soaps, local sweets and organic coffee, among other things), besides serving coffee and other beverages, fresh smoothies and juices and light lunch options. Trust us, you will never want to leave this colorful place.
Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
Down south, in the lovely seaside village of Keri, Aelia Snack Bar & Coffee
is a little haven where you can enjoy hot drinks and breakfast. Aelia also serves snacks and light food, including a mouth-watering burger. This small, family-run business is definitely the best pit-stop after a nice day exploring the region.
Cafe, Cocktail Bar, Bar, Contemporary, $$$
Located in Agios Siostis, with spectacular views over the sea and Marathonisi Island, Kui Café
is one of those places that has successfully established itself as a hotspot for day and night. Whether you want to stop by for an afternoon coffee before heading to the beach or for cocktails in the evening, this place does it all. And brilliantly, we must add. The café is open daily after 7:00 AM in the summer, and from 2:00 PM in the off season!