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Smile Cafe Restaurant

#77 of 2,535 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Thissio / Makriyanni
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24 Syngrou Avenue | Tsokri Park 1 - Makrigianni area, Athens 11742, Greece
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Delicous food. Everything was perfect. We found this restaurant thanks tha map in the city. I recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Veronika Š
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best bet is the Gyro eaten as an open face sandwich! I ordered the gyro plate and was disappointed in that it had the same amount of basic product as the sandwich at 3 times the price! Tzatziki was good. Service so-so and the owner (?) very friendly but much more a few blocks away with far better everything.

Thank bstdflsh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicous food. Everything was perfect. We found this restaurant thanks tha map in the city. I recommend it.

Thank Veronika Š
United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So you'll see the free maps all throughout the town sponsored by the Smiles restaurant chain. I think the best piece of advice here is to enjoy the use of the map and use it to find your way to a different restaurant Although the specific one we visited was very friendly, The food was really below average. Given that... More 

Thank brian67
Province of Ciudad Real, Spain
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there 3 weeks ago, i read good opinions and my couple and me decided to go, exactly it was excellent. Good services, funny waiters, and delicious meal, also it is very cheap. giros, greece salad or mousaka were...incredible I recognize that i repeat to next day. i love this place

Thank 1991MIGUEL
California, United States
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91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a good filling meal and this place was great. Not too expensive and the food arrived quickly. Great location and easy to find. Staff were friendly.

Thank Reginald S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on my first night on Athens as was looking for a bite to eat. Prices were reasonable and staff very friendly. Had a Gyro meal. The lamb was nice but had a bitter taste to it. French fries were some of the best I've had. On a plus note they offer free maps of the area and sites... More 

Thank William C
Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff but food is lacking. The Spanakopita looked like a fat" hot pocket" with no flavor or filo, just tough crust. Prices are right but don't you want to taste the best?

Thank Jean B
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant in a very good location. Food was good, portions large and the staff was courteous and helpful. Very reasonably priced. Good wifi connection too. Recommended for travellers to Athens.

Thank Debarati_SenGupta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the gyros here,  my bf and i came here many times in our stay in athens, the orange juice is delicious too just squeezed and fresh. The service was good too,  very friendly. It's a place I would recommend.

Thank Cindy B
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's curious to see how a restaurant like this could be so high in trip advisor. Staff is friendly and location is convenient. But food is average, with nothing special to find, and the place itself not very attractive. I can only explain it by the fact that People giving 4 or 5 stars had bad expériences in other touristic... 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: Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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