Places Where You Can Eat Like A Local in Athens

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If you’re looking for unique and picturesque places in Athens, to enjoy handmade food and original plates wrapped in an amazing experience, you should continue reading. And if you are already discovered something really special which is not in the list, please let us know. We are always in the search of a good restaurant and a cozy place to eat.

UPDATED January 2023 

Garifalo Kanela (28 Zan Moreas & Odisea Androutsou, Athens)

The most common answer when you ask Greeks about their favourite meal is: The one made by my mother! If you visit “Garifalo Kanela”, you will have the chance to taste unrivalled home-cooked meals such as stuffed tomatoes and moussaka made with love and greek… meraki!

Kiouzin (Likavitou 16, Athens)

Greek fusion cuisine at its best! Kolonaki, one of the most prestigious areas in Athens is home to the hip Greek restaurant, Kiouzin. Some of the specialties at Kiouzin are: Goat en papillote and tuna fillet flambé with ouzo!

Giasemi (Mnisikleous 23, Athens)

Even if you haven’t been to Athens before, you surely have heard about the picturesque area of Plaka, a place that looks like it jumped straight out of a movie set! In fact, Giasemi, the famous Athenian café, has been selected as the backdrop of various movie scenes multiple times. You can easily spot Giasemi from the stone steps and the small green tables. If you plan a morning visit you will find fresh traditional desserts such as orange pie, cakes and ‘moustalevria’, while in the evening you can enjoy your drink while tasting the famous cheesepie and meatballs!

Mama Tierra (Akadimias 84 Athens & Chatzichristou 29, Acropolis area,  Athens)

One of the first vegan restaurants in Athens, always with good quality and high standards of dishes is Mama Tierra restaurant. Using fresh raw materials and high quality spices for the preparation of their dishes. Some are organic and come from local producers in an effort to highlight the quality and richness of the products of the Greek land. One of the most important reasons why mama tierra was created is to show the general public the wide variety of quality and nutritious meals that can be derived from a vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

Bread and Roses (Panepistimiou 64, Exarchia, Athens)

Bread and Roses, situated between Kanigos square and Omonoia, offers a wide range of specialties from traditional Greek dishes to pasta and burgers. If you are looking for value for money options this is the place for you! Have in mind that during summer period, you may find also some events on terrace of the restaurant like stand up comedy and acoustic concerts.

CTC Restaurant (Plateon 15 Athens)

If you want something really special, always based in meditteranean cuisine and greek produsts, don’t miss to try CTC Restaurants of one the best young Greek chefs. Usually the restaurant moved from Ilisia area to Kerameikos, but they keep always their quality of their plates.

Ama Lachei (Kallidromiou 69 Athens)

An old schoolh of  Athens which transformed into a tavern. The historic tavern with the wonderful garden, which counts nearly four decades of presence in Kallidromiou Street, the most beautiful street of Exarchia, is being reborn and creates a whole neighborhood. A multi-place of flavours and culture in this historic corner of the city centre. Don’t miss the chance to be there and taste their dishes!