With so many things to do, see, and eat, it shouldn’t surprise you that there’s lots of places to have some excellent coffee in Athens. Java-lovers will be happy to know that there’s plenty of shops with different specialties around Athens that you can try, depending on your coffee preferences. Cold brew, espresso or plain ol’ filter – this city has it all. These are the best coffee shops in Athens.
Best Coffee Shops In Athens
Mind The Cup
Far from the madding crowds in residential Peristeri, Mind the Cup is a friendly establishment where you can have high-grade coffee in a beautiful space adorned with a mix of concrete and wood. This award-winning coffee shop has even been featured on Buzzfeed in their list of ‘the coffee shops to visit before you die.’
In low-key Pagrati, a newcomer is making a quiet buzz. Magic Bus is a vibrant and colorful all-day café/bar with a resolutely relaxed and cool vibe where you feel welcome from the moment you step inside, making it a pleasant place to drop by and hang out with a good cup of joe. At night, the venue puts on its party face and serves delicious cocktails and other spirits. It also hosts a few live music performances that are worth checking out.
Coffeeology – a place for coffee lovers with sophisticated tastes – is a specialty delivery/to-go coffee shop located in the Korydallos District. If you find yourself in the area, drop by and try the house blend from Brazil or the Geisha from Panama. You can even choose the specific brewing method for filter coffee (V60, Aeropress or Chemex). And if you like what you’re drinking, you can take the experience home by purchasing coffee beans and/or the equipment. The baristas are always willing to offer tips and advice.
Mr. Bean Coffee Roasters
Open since 2015, Mr. Bean serves the gamut of third-wave coffee options including flat whites, cappuccinos and pour overs in a corner property with floor-to-ceiling windows.
In proper third wave tradition, the team at Mr. Bean roasts beans sourced from South America and Africa at a facility outside the city center. Owned and operated by three friends, this tiny Athens cafe is a good spot to linger over a coffee or two on a sunny day.
Tailor Made offers an expansive menu of coffee options. The popular Athens cafe even offers an iced version of a flat white called a Flat White Freddo – a necessary menu item if you wish to ‘beat the heat.’ The coffee at Tailor Made isn’t cheap but the shop’s location and quality make it a good value. Beyond its commitment to quality coffee, Tailor Made is also a great social scene that transforms into a cocktail lounge at night.
Little Tree Books and Coffee
Do you enjoy reading a good book while sipping your coffee? Come do just that at Little Tree Books and Coffee! This charming spot offers book and coffee lovers a haven to do both and to spend as much time here as you please.
Enjoy an excellent Greek coffee while grabbing a book off their shelves and sipping your coffee.
Kaya is one of the best coffee shops in Athens which located in a shopping centre in the heart of Athens. Its good central location means it is often visited by locals and tourists alike. At Kaya, they specialise in some of the best espressos you can find in Athens.
You can only get your coffee as a takeaway at Kaya, so grab it as a quick pick-me-up before you hit the town. Oh, and definitely get their espresso.
Peek a Bloom
A cool, shady alleyway location adorned with potted plants makes this Syntagma area coffee shop a popular choice for both tourists and locals. Roasting their beans onsite, the coffee shop serves crafted espresso drinks as well as filtered coffee drinks.
Peek a Bloom serves food comparable to options at Athens restaurants. The menu features breakfast and lunch favorites like quinoa salad, eggs benedict and a unique pastrami sandwich flavored with chili jalapeño mayo.
Carpo is a deli and coffee bar where dried fruits and nuts are sold in bulk. And the same goes for ground coffee and beans, but for a good cup you can take with you, order at the counter, and you’ll be on your way fast.