Cafes & Meeting Places in Greece

Whether you are after a quick espresso or a more relaxed frape (Greek iced coffee) with lots of conversation, there are countless places on offer.

Cafés play an important part in Greek social and business life. You will see them everywhere and usually filled with people.

You will probably find a favourite café quite quickly. It only takes a few visits to be considered a regular and have the waiters remember your usual order and your favourite table. But do also explore the great variety of cafés, each with its own atmosphere, signature dish, or a particularly delicious herbal tea – for which Greece has a long tradition.

Cafes and Meeting Places in Greece

Handpicked List


38 P. Ioakim, Athens 10673
Operating: Daily Noon till 3:00
Contact: 210 723 8334

In the heart of upscale Kolonaki, Zurbarán welcomes you in a striking and elegant space. You can come for a coffee, a drink, a full meal or a light snack. There is also outdoor

seating in a lovely garden. Zurbarán is good for groups and popular with the business community.

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Kitchen Lab

2 A. Tassopoulou
Operating: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00, Saturday & Sunday 8:00-20:00
Contact: 210 601 6779

A pleasant café & bistro serving delectable baked goods as well as light meals, Kitchen Lab has two locations in the suburbs – one in Agia Paraskevi and one in Glyfada. If you have a hankering for a proper bagel or Eggs Benedict, this is the place to visit.


Daily 9:00 till midnight

26 Lazaraki

210 968 1126

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2 Tsami Karatasou, Athens 11742
Operating: Daily 9:00-2:00

Quaint and pretty, Lotte Café & Bistro serves from the morning till late at night. The fare is informal and delicious, and in the evenings you will sometimes find live music as well. The café is not far from the Acropolis Museum in the lovely neighbourhood of Koukaki.

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Dexameni Square, Athens 10673
Operating: Daily in summer, day and evening
Contact: 210 722 4609

Dexameni Square is a popular meeting point for Athenians in summer. The century-old outdoor café is open day and night and in addition to drinks offers an extensive menu of excellent mezedes – small dishes to be shared around the table. Across from the café there is also a summer outdoor cinema, and people often combine a movie with a visit to the café.

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Black Duck

Black Duck

5-7 Ioannou Paparrigopoulou, Athens 10561
Operating: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-2:00, Sunday & Monday 10:00-1:00
Contact: 210 325 2396

This café & bistro is housed in the large courtyard of the Museum of the City of Athens. The building, a fine example of neoclassical architecture, also served as the initial, temporary residence of the first king of Modern Greece – Otto I – until a proper palace could be built.

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Hilton Meeting Rooms

46 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens 11528
Contact: 210 728 1000

The Hilton hotel in Athens is highly attuned to the needs of business travellers, and as a result has excellent amenities for business people. This includes a number of meeting rooms from intimate conference rooms to large spaces suitable for sales presentations and the like.

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Principote – Mykonos

Panormos Beach, Mykonos 84600
Operating: Daily 10:00 till the early hours. Kitchen serves from 13:00 onwards
Contact: 228 907 7184

Principote is located right on one of the gorgeous beaches in Mykonos, Panormos Beach. Serving elegantly outdoors under the shade of trellises, Principote offers both drinks and refreshments as well as a sophisticated cuisine.

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Estrella – Thessaloniki

48 Pavlou Mela, Thessaloniki 54622
Operating: Daily 8:00-23:00
Contact: 231 027 2045

Repeatedly rated among the best cafés of Thessaloniki, Estrella has the ambience, service and menu to provide a relaxing and enjoyable break in a busy day. Particularly known for an excellent brunch and mouth-watering sweets, Estrella also serves an interesting selection of favourite street foods from around the world.

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Da Capo

1 Tsakalof, Athens 10673
Operating: Monday-Saturday 7:00-22:00, Sunday 8:00-17:00
Contact: 210 360 2497

A Kolonaki institution, Da Capo has a charming retro feel and sits right on the square. The café draws the movers and shakers of Greek politics and business and serves excellent coffee and small snacks. It is particularly popular for mid-morning meetings and is a convenient meeting point because everyone knows it.

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Scorpios – Mykonos

Paraga, Mykonos 84600
Operating: Daily 13:00 till Midnight
Contact: 228 902 9250 and 228 902 9251

On the beach in Mykonos, the outdoor, elegant Scorpios café and restaurant proudly adheres to a Mediterranean approach to food and enjoyment. Seafood and vegetarian dishes are prominent on the menu and long tables invite meals shared with friends.

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