As you may know, dessert is not typically the star of the menu in Greek restaurants
. But don’t despair if you have a sweet tooth, Athens
is home to a number of haunts serving delicious treats – if you know where to look. Here are the best spots for desserts to satisfy any sugar craving.
Patisserie, Greek, $$$
Since opening its doors just over a year ago in the hip Psyrri
district, Little Kook
has made quite an impression. With its ultra-fantasy façade and exuberant décor, the place is impossible to miss. But what will make you come back and beg for more is definitely its rich menu, filled with an abundance of cakes, cupcakes and sweets.
Nancy's Sweet Home
Cafe, Greek, $$$
If you think Psyrri
is all about the parties, it’s time to rethink your opinion. While it may be true that the district is clearly a nightlife hotspot, it also has a strong offensive when it comes to dessert. Case in point, Nancy’s Sweet Home
, a quaint, little shop where you can discover and taste traditional Greek sweets.
Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream
We can all agree there’s nothing like a refreshing ice cream on a hot summer’s day. To discover unique flavours made by artisan glaciers, head to Le Greche
, where taste takes centre stage. Try the Gianduja or Nata Di Fiore, although the pistachio ice cream and the mandarin sorbet are also to die for.
Dessert Shop, Greek, Dessert
is a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth, especially those partial to Greek doughnuts, aka loukoumades
. This minimalist food joint is located in the buzzy Irini Square, a popular nighttime spot lined with hip bars and cafés, and features a decadent menu of filling options that will make your dietician blush.
Bakery, Patisserie, Greek, Dessert, $$$
If you’ve ever visited Istanbul
, you’ll know those Turkish desserts
are particularly tasty. Well, you’re in luck, while Turkey and Greece have a lot in common when it comes to music and culture, the same can be said for food. Karaköy Güllüoglu
is an excellent place for a coffee (and cake) stop to corrupt your diet. You’re welcome!
Ta Serbetia stou Psyrri
Bakery, Dessert Shop, Pastry Shop, Greek, $$$
No list of dessert spots in Athens
is complete without mentioning Ta Serbetia stou Psyrri
– an institution when it comes to sweets. Sample traditional native delicacies or try a classic dish with a Greek twist. Testament to its great food, the place has been around for ages, so you’re sure to get your money’s worth.
Bakery, Pastry Shop, American, $$$
An apt name for a decadent food venue, Cake
is the go-to destination for anyone looking for a real treat. Make your cheat day count with a decadent cupcake or indulge in the mouthwatering red velvet or carrot cake. After a visit to this retro-chic store, you’ll quickly see that life has never tasted so sweet.