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Smile Cafe Restaurant

#38 of 2,363 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food at excellent prices!

I stumbled upon Smile Cafe even before I saw the city maps that they have all over the city. Free wifi. Good food right near the Acropolis Museum for good prices. Friendly staff. No hassle or pressure. 2 thumbs up!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
TheMooseIsLoose15
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Cappadocia, Turkey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Cappadocia, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I stumbled upon Smile Cafe even before I saw the city maps that they have all over the city. Free wifi. Good food right near the Acropolis Museum for good prices. Friendly staff. No hassle or pressure. 2 thumbs up!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

cost was great...location was really good and it was open on Easter when many other things were closed

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for very good Greek food at very affordable prices, go to Smile. A family of 5 can eat for 35 euros. Order the meat platter for 2. It is enough for 5.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty the Chicken Gyros was. The prices are inexpensive, the portions are decent and the service was perfect. The nice waitress took the time to talk with us and make us feel welcome. Recommended.

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Went to Smiles on our first night in Athens having seen previous reviews on trip advisor amazing welcome from all the staff. Food is very good and extremely reasonable,the Greek salad is wonderful and the carafe of house white was very drinkable!! A lovely start to a fantastic trip to Athens.

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Soenderborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went here on our first night in Athens. The restaurant doesn't look like much but the service is fantastic. Rarely have I experienced such smiling and talkative service. We had the pork steak, fries, gyro and the "doughnuts." There was plenty of food and the taste was great - beware if you order the "doughnuts," the portion is big... More 

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Connie you are the best. The food is the greatest Greek food I have eaten. Your hospitality is beyond compare. Your family and you made us feel at home and the food was great!, The ice for our

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My partner decided that we would try a takeaway from Smiles restaurant as we were staying close in the proximity. The lady who served us went above and beyond in customer service They provided a fantastic moussaka and souzoukaya at very reasonable prices. Lovey food . As my partner was under the weather with a sore throat and chasing a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Found this restaurant when we did a search for gluten free Athens, then we stumbled across it whilst walking around. Staff were great & went over the menu with me making it very clear what I could have, food was great & well priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Ive been here 4 times now, twice per each trip to Athens. Initially intrigued by the so reasonable "Crisis" menus, the kebabs, greek salad, and Especially the chips (lovely potatoes done in olive oil) were tasty, filling and excellent value for money. My sisters' lamb kleftiko was also good, though the chicken skewers I tried were a bit bland. House... 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: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Thissio / Makriyanni

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.