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If you are a Disney fan and think you were a strong prince or a stubborn yet charming princess in another life, then you will surely feel at home at Little Kook, a dessert hotspot in Psyrri, Athens. With a menu that would make a diabetic cry, Little Kook is a well-known coffee shop and dessert place with a hardcore following. But beyond its delicious cakes and scrumptious pancakes, what makes Little Kook stand out is its fairy-tale-themed interior.
Once upon a time, the little street of Pittaki in the hip district of Psyrri, in downtown Athens, was a forgotten dark alley, but today, thanks to the opening of a themed cafe and the ingenuity of the residents, it is now a magical street leading to the entrance of Little Kook, a hotspot for coffee, desserts and wonder in central Athens.
Since its opening in 2015, Little Kook has been the talk of the town, and for good reason. Thanks to its spectacular displays (including the dragon on the roof!) and dazzling interior, it has conquered the hearts of Athenians and tourists alike, who are often seen taking selfies in front of the Cinderella-like carriage (sans the horses) or the colourful windows.
The main building, a beautiful two-storey neoclassical house, is home to the several themed rooms decorated from roof to ground floor with fairy lights, Christmas ornaments, paintings and other enchanting props. There is a Cinderella room, an Alice in Wonderland room and even a Jack and the Beanstalk room. The cafe also has a few adjacent rooms and an outdoor seating area in summer.
On the menu front, just as for its decorations, Little Kook doesn’t disappoint. Choose from a wide assortment of desserts, including crepes and cupcakes and rich and decadent cakes. Lots of cakes.
Once you sit down and are ready to order, you will fall even more in love with the place as even the staff is dressed according to the main theme, which changes regularly. And if you expect to see only a crowd of families with little ones running around, think again. Little Kook has managed to give every age range enough magic that you will find young and old, groups of friends, families, couples and even seniors enjoying a hot beverage or a tasty dessert.
Come by for a spooky experience on Halloween, bring your children here during Christmas or discover the colourful world of their circus. And even when there is no special theme, simply drop by when you get the chance (try to avoid peak hours) and have a sweet afternoon.