If you think Piraeus is not an area worth exploring, then think again. More than just your gateway to the islands, Piraeus is a city in itself, with a plethora of scenic areas, small streets bordered by neoclassical mansions and little verdant corners. When you need a break during your exploration, take a relaxing respite at one of these top coffee shops.
Bar, Wine Bar, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
Coffee, drinks and art in one spot? It is possible at Pirée, located near the Piraeus port. Combining culture and entertainment, Pirée has a café bar where you can enjoy premium drinks, delicious coffee and a food menu while admiring the work of young talents. The creative energy is palpable, and if you’re lucky, you may even get to assist in an art performance.
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
In Marina Zeas, you may stumble upon this humble spot that ranks high among locals. Okio MusiCafe is a lively place where you can start or end your day. Indeed, the live music coffee bar is open all day and serves coffee and tea in the morning and afternoon, followed by drinks and creative cocktails in the evening. The music playlist includes world music, soul, funk and jazz; the bar also regularly hosts live gigs. Now you have another excuse to come by Piraeus.
Le P'tit Ange
Bistro, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
A ‘small angel’ in the middle of Piraeus, Le P’tit Ange is a quaint French-styled bistro with elegant décor and a verdant courtyard and serves delicious coffee, warm beverages and fluffy croissants, as well as homemade cakes and snacks. At dusk, the menu changes and includes classic drinks and playful cocktails. Offering a welcoming break in Piraeus, Le P’tit Ange is here to stay.
Cafe, North American, Contemporary, $$$
Forget New York – Piraeus has its own Bronx. Bronx Street is a cosy coffee place, complete with colourful NY-inspired décor. There, you will find premium coffee as well as tasty pancakes, homemade cakes (the red velvet is a must-try), and a fun and relaxed vibe. Whether you drop by for a coffee break or to satisfy a sugar craving, you won’t be disappointed.
My Friends – Piraeus
Cafe, Wine Bar, Contemporary, $$$
What happens when a group of friends with a passion for coffee get together for a joint project? You get My Friends, a warm and aesthetically beautiful little coffee shop nestled in Piraeus. With a careful selection of unique flavours and aromas, My Friends serves coffee from around the world, paired together in a unique way to release their full potential. It’s quite possible that you will be hooked after your first visit.