When on holiday, you’ll probably feel like waking up later and taking it slow, even before a full day packed of cultural visits. So, what’s best than a relaxed brunch in a picturesque location to enjoy some tasty food and start your day in an excellent mood?
Like other Mediterranean people, Greeks are real foodies and they give so much importance to every meal: sitting at a table is a convivial experience in itself involving not only what you have in your plate but the entire atmosphere and feel of the moment. For this reason, you’ll find plenty of nice places to indulge in some tastings at any time of the day!
Recently, the international habit of having a Sunday brunch with family and friends has spread in Athens too, especially among young people who are always in search of the next best brunch place to try!
Let’s see where you can have the best brunch in Athens:
Where to Have the Best Brunch in Athens
Other than a tasty breakfast every weekday, it offers one of the best brunches in Athens every Sunday. Sit at an outdoor table and take your time to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city center watching many locals and tourists passing by in this busy area of the city. Mama Roux is young, laid back, creative, and friendly and its colorful decorations combined with a relaxing mood and a yummy menu will make you start your day with a smile.
Their culinary proposal is made of some traditional brunch courses combined with international flavors that will surely please every ethnic food lover! Try the Mexican spicy huevos rancheros for example, or the French Kiss Burger filled with mushrooms and Dijon mustard. Some vegetarian and vegan courses complete the menu together with a wide selection of cocktails.
Address: 48-50 Aiolou Street.
Opening hours: Monday 9.30 a.m. – 6. 30 p.m./Tuesday-Saturday 9.30 -00.30/Sunday noon – 6 p.m.
Beauty killed the beast
Their morning brunch menu is for early risers, while their after-party dark brunch menu is for all the night owls in town: that’s what really makes “Beauty killed the beast” one of the best places to have brunch in Athens! Don’t miss their Sofrito Burger cooked following a special Corfu recipe or taste a fresh and vegetarian burrata with vegetables.
The outdoor tables overlook a nice pedestrian street in Kerameikos neighborhood, which offers a quieter place than the busy and chaotic streets of the city center. The internal areas have a vintage vibe (reinforced by the neoclassical building that houses the bar) which makes an unusual contrast with some urban and industrial details of the bar decorations. To complete this refined atmosphere, you’ll enjoy some cool music and a wide selection of cocktails, which make this place suitable for a late Saturday night too!
Address: 14 Paramythias Street.
Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
One of the best places to taste a local brunch in Athens is located in the heart of the cool Thission neighborhood. All the young hipsters in town gather around this trendy bar located just a few blocks away from the Acropolis. Coffee cannot be skipped in the morning and that’s the right place to taste it: the award-wining baristas of The Underdog roast their own coffee and you can even purchase a package to bring it back home as a souvenir of your Greek vacation.
Brunch is available every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and even later into the evening during the weekend. The venue is full of natural light and its’ quite spacious and modern creating a relaxed atmosphere that encourages people to socialize. Try it also for a break during the day to sip a cocktail and relax!
Address: 8 Iraklidon Street.
Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, Weekends: 9 a.m.– 9 p.m.
A stylish and refined location will create the perfect background for every meal, from late morning brunch to a proper dinner. You’ll always feel like a really welcomed guest in this wine bar and bistro located in the vibrant Pisiri neighborhood.
A neoclassical building houses a vintage but trendy place that was carefully designed by its owners who wanted to recreate the timeless atmospheres of a Fellini movie combined with an international and more European flair.
The menu is composed of traditional Greek dishes enriched with a creative and modern touch and it also consists local, seasonal and high-quality ingredients coming from every corner of the country: that’s why it’s so much appreciated by locals and it ranks among the best places to have brunch in Athens! Brunch is served every day, but go there on Sunday morning to also have the chance to enjoy some live jazz music!
Address: 18 Sarri Street.
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m. – 11.30 pm, Sunday and Monday 8.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m
An amazing location with a stylish look that will surely impress everyone searching for a cool and Insta-worthy place! The designers surely loved some vintage vibe and the highlights of the place are the majestic mural behind the bar and the luxurious crystal chandelier.
On the menu, you’ll find mainly finger food courses and tapas, which means that it’s the perfect place for a brunch or for a quick snack but it is also suitable for a late-night stop to eat something with a cocktail at hand. You can have brunch every day until 2 p.m. and you shall definitely try some classic courses like Benedict Eggs or some pancakes. If you prefer sone healthy and light alternatives, don’t be afraid to ask!
Address: 2 Agias Irinis Square.
Opening hours: 8 a.m.-3 a.m, Weekends 8 a.m. – 4 a.m.