There is no doubt that it is virtually impossible to select the best coffee shops in Athens, given the wide selection on offer. Big and crowded cafeterias on a square plus small and cozy bars hidden in small alleys are legion in Greece as Greeks enjoy the beautiful art of coffee. In recent years, however, a rise in specialty coffee shops has been observed, and though these cafés and bars may not be considered the best of the best, they all have that je ne sais quoi, which make them stand out.
In a hurry? Don’t worry – here are the best options for coffee on the go in Athens.
At Coffee Dive, coffee is a passion so strong that they enjoy sharing it with you. With various blends on offer, this is a café where you can drop by for a beverage to go, and if you’re not in a hurry, you can also choose the brewing process. Quality and excellence are at the core of the experience you’ll receive at Coffee Dive, enticing you back again and again.
Coffee Dive Acropolis, Misaraliotou 21, Athens, Greece, +30 21 0922 3333
Carpo is a deli and coffee bar where dried fruits and nuts are sold in bulk. And the same goes for ground coffee and beans, but for a good cup you can take with you, order at the counter, and you’ll be on your way fast.
Carpo, Kanari 6, Athens, Greece, +30 21 0360 5617
Fuel Coffee Lab
There is no doubt that Fuel Coffee Lab is a favorite coffee place in Piraeus. Usually crowded, the Lab, which was designed by Kipseli Architects, serves excellent coffee made with freshly ground beans. Perfect for a coffee on the go, the place is also great if you have time to sit and enjoy your cup while reading a book or listening to the vibrant music.
Fuel Coffee Lab, Kolokotroni 82, Piraeus, Athens, Greece, +30 21 2104 0483
Conveniently located near Syntagma, Kaya Spirit is a simple, tiny espresso bar tucked inside a stoa. Offering a series of limited edition coffees and its own house blend, Kaya is the most authentic espresso bar you could visit. Plus, the open design aesthetic of the place makes it easy to see and enjoy the coffee preparation process.
Kaya Spirit, Voulis 7, Stoa Bolani, Athens, Greece, +30 21 3028 4305