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Smile Cafe Restaurant

#31 of 2,676 Restaurants in Athens
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Neighborhood:
Thissio / Makriyanni
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24 Syngrou Avenue | Tsokri Park 1 - Makrigianni area, Athens 11742, Greece
+30.210-921-8911
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 114
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We found this restaurant quite late in the evening just after arriving in Athens. We were very hungry so we walked in to the first place we saw and we turned out to be extremely lucky. The waitress was very very friendly. The menu offers lots of choice. The food is tasty and good value for money... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
binnybrussels
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant quite late in the evening just after arriving in Athens. We were very hungry so we walked in to the first place we saw and we turned out to be extremely lucky. The waitress was very very friendly. The menu offers lots of choice. The food is tasty and good value for money, especially when we... More 

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Thank binnybrussels
Dartmouth, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here before renting a car across the street. It was one of the least enjoyable breakfasts that we had in Greece. In other spots we had fresh fruit or veggies with our breakfast but here it was just meat and eggs so it was not very impressive.

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Thank LAG1964
Moscow, Russia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly and really smiling restaurant, offering good portions of tasty meals. With a rich choice of different eateries and restaurants around, we ate at "Smile" twice during a couple of days. If you order Kleftiko, you might receive not only excellent food but also a small serving show.

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Thank julya407
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family-run business that offers a good menu choice, including their Crisis Menu (!), Greek specialities, breakfasts and more. You can eat cheaply if you wish, or select more expensive dishes if you prefer. You won’t feel pressured into unwanted extras, and multilingual help is cheerfully offered. It’s relaxed and friendly. The food is well-prepared and served with... More 

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Thank George R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't decide which was better - enjoyed my gyros and kalamari just as much as conversation with the staff. THe only thing better than that was greek coffe and lukumades with honey, cinnamon and ice-cream. Great prices, great food.. really, there is no need to say anything except don't miss it if you're in Athens!

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Thank Dalibor F
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Smile restaurant is an amazingly family run Greek cafe . Having a Greek mother myself I can honestly say the food here is nearly as good as my mum used to make ( sorry can't say it's better can I ) the mousaka and stuffed vine leaves are to die for and the crisis menu is a great deal .... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great start to our holiday as the staff speak English, and the menus are in English and Greek. Traditional food as well as international favourites are available. Good price point, licence and free wifi. Recommended.

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Thank Millie B
Acworth, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the gyros which were tasty. Fast service, courteous staff. Will definitely go again and try something different for update.

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Thank coassassin
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at smile 3 times during my week in Athens and always received great service and meals! Portions are large and served quickly. Bonus: free wifi is also very quick!

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California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a family run restaurant a block to the east of the back of the Acropolis Museum. We have eaten here and gotten take out a number of times on our visits to Athens. The food is good, freshly prepared and you do not have to fight your way through the line of touts at the touristy restaurants. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Syngrou Avenue | Tsokri Park 1 - Makrigianni area, Athens 11742, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Thissio / Makriyanni
  • Neighborhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
  • Phone Number: +30.210-921-8911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
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