You’ll find a coffee shop on almost every corner of Thessaloniki, Greece’s co-capital, which is said to have the most cafes per capita of any European city!
Thessaloniki has a buzzing cafe scene with several fantastic coffee shops serving up a good hit of caffeine in aesthetically pleasing stores. To help you explore some of the most stylish cafes in town, check out our roundup!
Minimalist Ypsilon is an all-day cultural space, set within a historical building. Divided into two large areas, it’s an ideal spot for a catch-up with friends or some quiet reading time. Serving coffee, drinks, and a short menu of (mostly) sandwich bites all day long, this has become a local favourite!
A: Edessis 5, Thessaloniki
Located in the heart of the city, at the entrance of “Kapani” Food Market, Hozeva is a chic cafe with a very sleek design. Traditional kitchenware and utensils are used as display items, while natural materials and earthy colours add freshness and warmth. Come here for a perfectly done Greek coffee and make sure you sit by the wood heater on cool days!
A: Spandoni 5, Thessaloniki
This stylish cafe has a very modern Parisian feel. Located on buzzing Mitropoleos Street, Nooon is a very popular spot that draws in a trendy crowd thanks to its chic design and decor. Special espresso blends are served in pretty cups and their Mediterranean-inspired menu includes flavours from France and Italy.
A: Mitropoleos 51, Thessaloniki
One of the newest cafes in Thessaloniki, Valenio is a cool little spot with a Scandinavian feel that is modern and sleek; plus a great menu to match. This specialty coffee shop was opened by coffee connoisseur and internationally-awarded barista Valantis Lambrianidis, so if you are serious about your coffee this is the place to visit!
A: Iktinou 6, Thessaloniki
Another trendy little spot in the heart of the city that opened up last year is Dekaepta, another specialty coffee store with a rustic look and cozy vibe. Step through the bright yellow doors and be greeted by warm, earthy, and pastel-toned decor that’s very inviting. Serving a strong espresso, here you can also grab a bagel, homemade sweets, yogurts, and other snacks.
A: Al. Svolou 24, Thessaloniki
Mob Cafe is located downtown and is a great spot for coffee and drinks. Set on the first floor of the preserved building on Ionos Dragoumi & Papadopoulou, this industrial-like space promotes creativity and elegance. With the attention focused on quality, from the excellent coffee to the vast variety of desserts, “mob” is open from morning until evening.
A: Papadopoulou 2, Thessaloniki