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To Kafeneio

#104 of 2,385 Restaurants in Athens
#119 of 2,542 Places to Eat in Athens
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Plaka
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1, Epicharmou Street, Athens 10558, Greece
+30.210.3246916
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sweltering & Delicious

We had a great dinner here. Wonderful atmosphere sat in the sweltering evening. Wide variety of wines, we chose local white and rose, very good quality and a nice price. We picked 4 delicious dishes including meat balls, food for drunks, dreamy mushrooms and zucchini fritters - amongst the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great dinner here. Wonderful atmosphere sat in the sweltering evening. Wide variety of wines, we chose local white and rose, very good quality and a nice price. We picked 4 delicious dishes including meat balls, food for drunks, dreamy mushrooms and zucchini fritters - amongst the best we've had during our time in Greece. Also service was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Follow Trip Adivsor recommendation to find this place. Could not get the outside table but AC inside is much better. I think the food is ok for the price. Meat is so dry. Presentation is sub par. Bread is cold and hard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Pretty location off the main tourist area traditionally Greek food with good service. Just about lucky enough to get the only table spare it was so popular. Good very tasty- couldn't have asked for better, and came at a reasonable price. We had 3 dishes for the 2 of us (typically biggg portions). Strongly recommend 'meat for the drunks'- stew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Its tricky finding a decent restaurant in Plaka that doesn't break the bank so we were delighted to discover To Kafeneio thanks to TripAdvisor. It's a little different too which makes a change from the standard taverna fare as you enjoy eating tapas style with lots of dishes to share rather than an appetiser and main. All of the dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really different menu. Fast service. Very yummy and cheap. Great location in amongst lots of other restaurants on the hill

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just a great start to our stay in Greece after the long flight from Sydney, Fresh, different and delightful. Waiters helpful and serve just the right amount. Try the eggplant, the mushrooms. Salads good, meatballs seem to be the house speciality and not a traditional menu but more mezze. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had a lovely dinner here with my husband this evening. The house white wine was sweet but the price was even sweeter. We loved the spicy cheese "salad", dream mushrooms, and tzaziki. We didn't think the zucchini fritters lived up to the hype but they weren't bad either.

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Ramnäs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very nice Greek dishes, with interesting spices. The service a little bit less good, but worth the food. Pretty calm environment. Recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We shared several very tasty dishes, including the meatballs in special sauce, and it was all delicious and very reasonably priced. The chairs were uncomfortable but you forgot this in the charming atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I stopped here to have a drink and a snack on our last day in Athens. It's just one street over from Adrianou, which is the main tourist street in the Plaka neighborhood. It was such a relief to go from that crowded noisy atmosphere to the quiet shade of this restaurant. We ordered the house white... More 

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Additional Information about To Kafeneio

Address: 1, Epicharmou Street, Athens 10558, Greece
Phone Number: +30.210.3246916
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1, Epicharmou Street, Athens 10558, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30.210.3246916

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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