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Smile Cafe Restaurant

#40 of 2,296 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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 699
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Perfect American Breakfast for a morning at the Acropolis

I liked the choice off hot breakfast as at most restaurants there is only pastries and coffee. Service was good, location was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Rebecca W
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I liked the choice off hot breakfast as at most restaurants there is only pastries and coffee. Service was good, location was great.

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Fairfield, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to try this place based on the extensive advertising and the reasonable prices offered. We were pleasantly surprised that a place in such a touristy area that focuses on tourists can actually be good! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The 9 euro 3 course was very adequate I was quite full and very delicious. We saw... More 

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best finds in our entire trip to Athens. On our first night in Athens, we had been traveling for a long time and just wanted a snack before turning in for the night. We walked into the restaurant and it was like arriving home. The family that runs the restaurant were so friendly, the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Pork gyro and mousaka were fantastic and very well priced. Great service too! Definitely recommend trying this authentic Greek cafe.

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I stumbled into this restaurant while walking about in Athens. I didn't know what to expect but the lamb kleftiko, which was the special for that day, was the best I've ever had. The lamb was so tender and well seasoned, the portion was quite generous. The staff were very attentive and hospitable. The free wi-fi was great as I... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Shade, cool beer, great simple food (gyros etc) and rapid service. This food stop is in exactly the right place and shows exactly the right attitude to customers. Super economical too - which is just a happy (smiling?) bonus.

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jasper
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

A we heard it was great. A local tried to dissuade us. But we went. Great family run place. Food very good. Staff friendly. Canno say a bad thing. We enjoyed the food and experience

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Bogota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Awesome food at great prices. Real Greek experience with the friendliest staff away from the tourist traps. Excellent service and real Greek awesome food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this adorable family run Greek restaurant and immediately fell in love with the food and the atmosphere. The staff was wonderful (they even helped us plan parts of our trip) and the food was excellent quality and very reasonably priced. We ended up returning every day for the duration of our stay in Athens. It was the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I ate here twice during my trip to Athens, and both times the food was excellent and the cafe had a lovely atmosphere. The hostess especially was very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely eat here again next time i am in Athens!

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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, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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 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.