Athens is a haven for sweets and pastries. And over recent years, the Greek capital has seen the world of patisseries coming to life with a new wave of talented artisans creating some amazing pastries, tarts, macarons, cheesecakes, and other sweet treats that are mini-masterpieces.
So we’ve put together a list of the best patisseries in Athens right now- and yes, ok, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped inside a Parisian cake store!
Katerina Liva was formally trained in Greece and Italy and has now opened her own workshop and chic patisserie in Agia Paraskevi. With a signature cheesecake (a daily sell-out- so make sure you get there early) Katerina also bakes other beautiful sweets that are not only mouthwatering but stunning to look at.
A: Ellinoservikis Filias 64, Agia Paraskevi
For the past 10 years, the Pavlov’s have been creating high-end sculpture cakes, themed cookies, and desserts for their loyal clients. Using the latest techniques and freshest ingredients for baking; they create masterpieces on a daily basis, featuring fresh fruits, eggs, and nuts that are the basis of their quality desserts.
A: Patriarchou Grigoriou E 15, Nea Erithrea
Step inside Kokakias Pastry store and you will be blown away by the gorgeous displays of decadent desserts, gelato, and handmade chocolates that are placed in pretty packaging for you to take away and enjoy. From their famous chocolate cream puffs, profiteroles, and fruit tarts- there is something here to satisfy all tastes.
A: Patriarchou Ioakim 48-50, Kolonaki
Referring to himself as a “pastritect,” Dimitris’ immaculate patisserie is located in Neo Psychiko. Here you will find sweet creations featuring fresh flavours that satisfy all the senses. Using some of the most up-to-date pastry techniques- Dimitris’ eye-catching and insanely decadent desserts look like a piece of art!
A: Leof. Kifisias 340, Neo Psychiko
If you are searching for some delightful desserts and pastries showcasing traditional French flavours combined with innovative Greek flair- Ourse is your kind of place. The talented team is passionate about pastry-making and focuses on fresh ingredients and artisanal techniques- creating a range of indulgent treats that are perfect for cheat days (or any day really!)
A: Mistra 39, Glyfada
Souit by Babis Zidilis
Babis Zidilis is a well-known local pastry chef who opened his own store last year in the seaside suburb of Paleo Faliro. Creating delicious sweets that are based on fresh, seasonal produce- here you will be able to taste a range of international desserts as well as traditional Greek sweets with a modern twist.
A: Terpsitheas 47, Paleo Faliro
Greece’s most popular pâtissier Stelios Paralios’ small boutique store Sweet Alchemy is located on Irodotou Street, in the chic suburb of Kolonaki. Here you will find a wide range of chocolate truffles, handmade biscuits, and a variety of Stelios’ famous cakes- deciding what to choose here is not easy!
A: Irodotou 24, Kolonaki
In Love Again
One of the newest pastry stores in Athens, In Love Again opened its doors in September 2021. This cool new concept store was launched by the talented team from Athens’ award-winning bar Baba Au Rum. Visitors can step inside a warm and open space that is filled with lush plants (for sale) and sit at the communal table to enjoy an artisanal coffee, along with a palatable dessert inspired by the famous Baba Au Rum cocktail list!
A: Klitiou 3, Athina
Featured image: Dimitris Economides