A traditional dessert cafe with a nostalgic essence. The oldest running cafe on the Volos promenade and a first-time visitor’s must, Minerva is a cult coffee shop which has tradition in its roots, where everyone knows the waiters by their first name. Renowned throughout the whole of Greece for its pasta fournou, don’t forget to try the mocca or chicago ice creams. Tip: also be sure to taste the frappe coffee, another speciality of the house.
Argonafton 53, Volos, Greece, +30 24210 25452
Elli’s Chocolaterie Viennoise
A viennoise cafe in the center of Volos, Elli’s Chocolaterie Viennoise is a small and cozy bistro cafe which serves delicious desserts, such as chocolate souffle, walnut cones and of course warm chocolate. This atmospheric chocolaterie hosts events from art exhibitions to live music and don’t be surprised to see Elli herself singing with the bands some evenings.
Glavani 29, Volos, Greece, +30 24214 03042
Among the most delicious pastry shops in Volos, this family-run patisserie moves between tradition and modernity, Greek and international desserts, with its delightful pavlovas, chocolate pies and trigona panoramatos all made in their own workshop. A must-visit destination for sugar lovers, Glykostillas will sweeten your stay in Volos.
Iasonos 135, Volos, Greece, +30 24210 24555
Creperie Poquito is a well designed place with tasty crepes and atmospheric music created by the chef Konstantinos Siatras who prepares every dish with a lot of attention to details. These are crepes, like you have never imagined before, and they include unexpected combinations of fresh traditional, and exotic ingredients. You have to try the crepe with bitter chocolate, sauteed orange and cinnamon. Tell the chef what you would like and the result will forever stick in your mind.
Skenderani 13, Volos, Greece, +30 694 486 2435
Farine, a cafe designed in an industrial style reminiscent of old bakeries, is a unique place which offers traditional bakery products as well as delicious desserts made in both the French and Greek traditions. Packed with homemade croissants, sweet pies and eclairs, this cafe-boulangerie is a bakery to remember.
Farine, Polymeri 54, Volos, Greece, +30 24210 76721