5 New Athens Patisseries You Shouldn’t Miss

If you are foodies (like us) who are always on the hunt to eat at the best spots anytime you travel somewhere, then get ready to experience the best flavours around Athens- a city quickly filling up with a great range of patisseries that are glossy and new with boutique beauty! 

Kokakias (48-50 Patriarchou Ioakeim, Kolonaki)

Kokakias is the Greek diminutive for coque, a domed cake made of syrupy sponge that’s filled with a velvety cream and covered in a chocolate glaze, is the star of this small, pink patisserie. Indeed, you’ll find the dessert in several creative renditions here, created by pastry chef Manolis Stithos, known for his work with Funky Gourmet restaurant. Try the bright red Red Velvet coque with Madagascar vanilla, whipped cream and red fruits, the lemon-flavoured Ekmek coque with crispy cantaloupe and light vanilla cream, or the pistachio praline and Aegina candied pistachios as well as the Ferrero coque. Also tasty are the other desserts they prepare, such as the profiterole which instead of chou centres around mini coques with vanilla cream, hazelnut praline and bitter chocolate glaze. 

Candy’s Caravan (3 Giannitsopoulou 3 Glyfada)

How about something different? Like, say, pancakes on a stick for hassle-free indulgence, yummy and syrupy baba in a burger wrapper, or red velvet cake, chocolates, crunchy dumplings and many more indulgent treats. All this and more can be found at Candy’s Caravan, a fast-food-themed confectionery and unique concept store in Glyfada. Also an Instagrammer’s paradise because of the truly mouth-watering and amusing presentation.

Little Darling (119 Ethnarchou Makariou, Argyroupoli)

If you’re looking for a raw dessert that’s still just as delicious as a “regular” one, except that these desserts replace sugar with healthier syrups, are usually not baked and include ingredients like fruit, dried fruit, healthy powders like lucuma and nuts, then Little Darling is where you’ll find exactly what you want. This ‘secret’ spot has been known for some time by vegans and lovers of a healthier diet who visit the patisserie in Argyroupoli for raw vegan desserts made from amazing guilt-free ingredients. Some desserts to try are the white chocolate and hazelnut cream, passion fruit and mango tart and the raw carrot cake with carrots, nuts, raisins and spices. Even if you are not vegan, they are well worth discovering.

In Love Again in Athens (3 Kliitiou Street, Monastiraki)

This is the sweet sibling of the well-known and awarded bar “Baba Au Rum” bar, and opened at the beginning of September. In essence, it’s a concept store that marries quality coffee with sweets inspired by popular cocktails, and a florist. The Mai Tai tart is made with vanilla cookie, lime cream, bitter almond meringue and bergamot flavours; the Zombie profiterole contains fluffy noodles filled with aged rum-flavoured cream, white chocolate, a pomegranate glaze, grapefruit jam and pineapple and the Piña Colada cheesecake has coconut baked cream, a crispy cookie base and is topped with pineapple chunks. The rum baba is not missing from the menu, and you’ll find it in two versions, vanilla or caramel and passion fruit syrup, orange and peach. Also, try the vegan cinnamon cream vegan baguette made with oat milk and Iu honey. The entire menu is curated by chef Michalis Nournoglou.

Ourse (39 Mystra 39, Ano Glyfada)

At Ourse you’ll find sweets inspired by French culinary philosophy – with a lot of butter and cream – and a Greek character, since almost all the raw materials are Greek and mainly from small producers nationwide. Don’t miss out on the Flan Parisién, one of the most famous Parisian pastries, with thick cream and a sweet aroma of real Madagascar vanilla; the Paris-Brest with a chou puff pastry base filled with pistachio praline cream; pistachio ganache montée and pistachio crumble, and the Aegina pistachio tart that plays with four different textures of the nut. You’ll also find fluffy, chewy macarons in a wide variety of flavours, sinful chocolates to eat two by two, ice cream and apple pie – if you get there on time.


8 Best Patisseries in Athens Right Now

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

Pavlov’s Lab

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 

Kokakias Pastry

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

Dimitris Economides

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

Sweet Alchemy

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