Glyfada’s Stylish New Bistro Bar

Brunch by day, elegant bar by night, Nuera Athens stays up late mixing artisan cocktails in the glamorous seaside neighbourhood of Glyfada.

This sophisticated new place has a cool atmosphere and friendly staff to match. The idea behind the modern bistro was to create a relaxed yet polished atmosphere using vintage chic décor.

Architect and interior designer Zisis Papamichos has filled the open space with colourful patterned tiles that are mixed between wooden floorboards. The room also boasts a range of mirrors, alluring chandeliers, plush lounges, and soft velvet chairs; as well as green splashback tiles (featured on an arch behind the bar) and lush plants that create warmth. 

Brunch or lunch here pairs perfectly with a morning or afternoon shopping spree along Metaxa Street, which is lined with boutique after boutique.

Morning options include Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon; Avocado Toast with grilled bread, avocado, cherry tomatoes, home pickles, and flax seeds; or a healthy Breakfast Bowl of yogurt, oat, bio honey, walnuts, almonds, bio tahini, chia, fresh fruits, and bitter chocolate.

Choose from a selection of salads such as Mesclun Salad of grilled goat cheese, Parma’s ham, apple, pear, walnuts and raspberry vinegarette; or the Buffalo Burrata. Mains include Creamy Black Tagliatelle with salmon, pepperoncino, parmesan and rocket pesto; Beef Fillet Medallions with potato foam, mushrooms, asparagus and marsala wine, as well as Seabass with celery cream vegetables and sauce with citrus-zest olive oil.

The talented team in the kitchen have also created a delightful dessert menu with the standouts being the Lemon Crème Brulée of biscuits, meringues, red fruits, and lemon ice cream; and who can resist a good Pavlova made with fresh meringues, mascarpone cheese, strawberries, pistachios and raspberry ice cream?!

Given the cocktails are designed by The Clumsies award-winning mixologist Nikos Bakoulis, it comes as no surprise that Nuera’s drinks list is a main feature. Skilled bartenders mix cocktails that complement the Mediterranean flavours on the menu. We recommend you try the Olive Negroni made of Tanqueray Ten London dry gin, black olive, vermouth and cocoa bitter; or the Chios Sour with Skinos Mastiha, Elderflower, Basil and Salted Honey.

The bistro’s prime location means it fills up fast with locals from the southern suburbs, other Athenians who come here to shop, as well as international visitors- creating a pleasantly varied ambience.

Address: Kiprou 57, Glyfada

Opening Hours: 9 am to 2 am (Monday to Sunday)

Photos by George Fakaros and Nuera

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