Athens. You may not know it, but among the history and heritage there’s also a pretty exciting food scene with some awesome places to eat in Athens, Greece. There’s no end to unique, modern and cultural cafés, restaurants and bars that you simply have to stop by when you visit Athens.

Here is our pick of some of the best-kept foodie secrets in Athens.

1. The Art Foundation (TAF)

Through the maze of the central market, you’ll find yourself sipping a frosty beer during a 35-degree heatwave at TAF. This hidden café-bar could easily be missed but it’s a little hidden gem.

A small door leads to a large, open courtyard where you could spend hours enjoying snacks, drinks and resting your feet after a day of exploring.

2. A for Athens

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Perhaps not as discreet – but just as fun – A for Athens is a central hotel, boasting one of the best rooftop cocktail bars in the city.

It has unrivalled views of the Acropolis and Mars Hill and is the perfect place to watch a sunset over Greece. This is one for summer or winter.

3. Mirch

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If you’re craving a tandoori chicken fix, you’ll find one of the best little Indian restaurants in the city, Mirch, around the corner from Monastiraki Square.

Just 4 Euro will get you a massive naan bread filled with mixed vegetables and chicken tikka aka the perfect takeaway meal.

4. Little Kook

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No trip to Athens is complete without a stop at Little Kook, even if it’s just to snap a picture from the outside!

Lines here can get long, so prepare to wait if you’re set on getting a seat. But, this tea and coffee house comes to life with some awesome themes and decorations so it’s definitely worth the wait 😍

Depending on the season, the theme and decor changes. Expect loads of props and enough decor to make you think you’re in a fairytale. Definitely one of the more unique places to eat in Athens.

5. Quick Pitta

If you’re busy stomping by all the tourist stops, a Quick Pitta is in order. Grab a pork or chicken souvlaki or gyros for a couple of Euro while you walk, it’s one of the tastiest in the centre.

Their meat platters for two are filling, flavoursome and fast too if you have a bit more time to sit down and enjoy.

Have our 5 places to eat in Athens got you keen for a visit?

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Katie Clift
Katie Clift is an international PR consultant, journalist and broadcaster living and working in Athens, Greece.