Sure, you’ve got a lot to see, do and buy as you casually stroll the elegant streets of Kolonaki, but to experience the real magic of this famed Athenian neighbourhood you need to check out the cool cafes, trendy bars and classy restaurants.

So, to make your life easier, we’ve come up with the ultimate guide to eating and drinking your way around this ultra-chic district. Now we suggest you do yourself a favour and just bookmark this list.

Part One | Brunch 


This is one of the newest kids on the block serving healthy brunch options, fresh juices, delicious smoothies and good coffee. Me‘s modern décor is best described as light and airy, with a hint of lush greenery.

A: Kapsali 10, Kolonaki

IT Restaurant

With an abundance of natural light flowing through the eco- friendly space, IT serves a healthy and delicious brunch menu, including seasonal fruit salad, quinoa porridge and our favourite- French Toast with Feta.

A: Skoufa 29, Kolonaki



If you prefer a sophisticated Parisian bistro-style setting then head to Zinglee for their luscious Tsoureki French Toast, Eggs Benedict or Melted Chocolate Pancakes topped with seasonal berries.


Do Mini Tacos or Grilled avocado with marinated salmon sound appetising? Then make your way to Zurbaran, Kolonaki’s modern and sleek all-day bar and restaurant, with a fab outdoor dining space.

A: Patriarchou Ioakim 38, Kolonaki

Ante Post 

Perhaps you are more in the mood for a spot like Ante Post, where you can sit by the pretty corner bar or one of the plush green booths, as you take a bite of your gourmet club sandwich and sip on a double shot espresso.

A: Patriarchou Ioakim 46, Kolonaki

If it’s all about the coffee you can’t go passed Dry Caffe & Spuntino, a stunning Italian style bistro with a Roman-inspired menu featuring salami ciabattas, mini brioches filled with prosciutto, and pizza topped with salmon & capers.

A: Koumpari 5, Kolonaki



Now for those craving sweets all day long Melinikon is for you! Here you’ll find Athens’ most popular pancake shop serving up divine flavours such as Tiramisu, Ferrero, Ekmek, Cheesecake, Crème Caramel and Blackforrest.

A: Skoufa 37, Kolonaki


Penny Zalalas

Executive Editor

At the age of 18, when starting her university degree in Media & Culture, Penny was offered her first role in the industry and began her career at Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited. Since then she has worked as a journalist & editor in both print & online publications, bringing with her 20 + years of experience in magazines. Her utter love for Greece, plus a constant urge to create, innovate & inspire is what led her to launch IN+SIGHTS GREECE.

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