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Athena Cafe & Bar

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Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Bahamian
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Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
+1 242-326-1296
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Bay Street, Athena cafe offers the...
Located in the heart of downtown Bay Street, Athena cafe offers the authentic greek cuisine with a Bahamian flare. Not only you can find the traditional greek favorites here but also Bahamian delicacies such as conch, snapper, grouper and lobster! We are a true, family operated business that want everyone to feel like family as soon as they enter. Have a choice to sit at our cosy bar, our air conditioned dining room or the lively verandah.
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 9
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Amazing food in a very simple place. The manager George and you team are pleasant. The food or great! You must try hummus, fried calamari, octopus and an amazing flamed Greek cheese!!! PS.: the owner are so funny and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Marcelo P
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Sao Paulo, SP
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing food in a very simple place. The manager George and you team are pleasant. The food or great! You must try hummus, fried calamari, octopus and an amazing flamed Greek cheese!!! PS.: the owner are so funny and friendly.

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San Jose, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were headed back to the cruise ship disappointed that we couldn't find any quality conch or sky juice, when lo and behold my son saw a small sign saying that sky juice was served inside. We were led inside and upstairs to the bar. The main reason was to get a sky juice for my husband, I had a... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Enjoyed a great lunch here during a day shopping in Nassau. Staff were helpful when questioned about the menu and the food was great. Enjoyed our lunch with wine. Not cheap but since our hotel was all inclusive I have nothing in Nassau to compare it with. Would I go back.....yes.

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Rosanky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a great little Greek restaurant in the heart of Nassau on the main shopping street! We are outside and had the hummus, gyros and kabobs. The hummus was really good and served with fresh, hot pita bread with a kalamata olive glaze on it! Sooooo delicious! All of the waiters look like they are Greek as well so... More 

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

We treat our customers as if they are family, to enjoy a fresh meal and satisfy their hunger. With recipes from Yaya's (Grammy) kitchen, you would not be disappointed. The head chef (Uncle Fortis) ensures the recipes stay original in the kitchen. The son and daughter ensures service stays on point in the front of house and the father (Peter)... More 

Bethesda, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had walked into town from the Atlantis...a good walk over the bridge and into town and were looking for something good to eat. Breakfast was good, but they also offered sandwiches. I had a Gyro..very good. Nice change of pace.

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to our restaurant and we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Not only do we serve lunch, but we also do offer a breakfast menu from 9-11am. There is nothing like a awesome gyro! We hope to see you again on your next trip. Cheers! More 

New Mills, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Having lived in Cyprus for a while I fancied trying a Greek meal and was a little disappointed in this place. My wife and I were exploring Nassau on a day ashore from our cruise ship and decided to try a meze before embarking that evening. The food and ambience were mediocre and not really Greek at all. I guess... More 

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we appreciate your business. Our family are from the Peloponnese region of Greece and our recipes may be different than what you are use too. We hope to see you again on your next trip to the Bahamas. OPA! More 

Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoy the convenience of downtown, as well as people watch on the street from the balcony. There are enough of unique characters to make the meal/visit worth while for sure.

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage, we appreciate your business very much. Mr. OPA is the star of the place! What a great character he is, original yet cool and down to earth. If you are lucky, he sometimes may come to your table and pull you in the kitchen and offer samples of what he has on the special of... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cozy little place on Bay Street. They have the best fresh lemonade! Service was friendly and the atmosphere was great.

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Our team strive to be be the best, and we expect nothing less! It is good to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. We thank you for your visit and I will commend my team to keep up the great work. Cheers! More 

Cable Beach, New Providence, The Bahamas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A Truly Superior dining experience in Downtown Nassau. Great atmosphere, Excellent service. Awesome food.

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments! It is great to know that you enjoy your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ventured off Paradise Island to go to the straw market. While on the main land we went to this restaurant. This place was absolutely amazing. The food was very traditional and superb. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the staff was extremely warm, inviting, and friendly. The prices were excellent. If you are in the neighborhood shopping definitely stop... More 

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

It is with great knowledge that our team satisfied your expectations. We are glad you found us while you were in town. Without any sort of promotion, our clientele are basically due to word of mouth. Fresh food and friendly service are main key to the industry, which is brutally ignored by other establishments. We thank you for stumbling upon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
  • Phone Number: +1 242-326-1296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 41
  • Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Bahamian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the heart of downtown Bay Street, Athena cafe offers the authentic greek cuisine with a Bahamian flare. Not only you can find the traditional greek favorites here but also Bahamian delicacies such as conch, snapper, grouper and lobster! We are a true, family operated business that want everyone to feel like family as soon as they enter. Have a choice to sit at our cosy bar, our air conditioned dining room or the lively verandah.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?