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Smile Cafe Restaurant

24 Syngrou Avenue | Tsokri Park 1 - Makrigianni area, Athens 11742, Greece
+30.210-921-8911
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Ranked #25 of 1,842 restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We found this place randomly on our first night in Athens and couldn't believe our luck. Just up the road from our hotel with a 7.5€ "crisis menu" which offers more than enough food for one person! Needless to say we were back 4 more times during our stay and the staff were always so happy to see us and... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just stopped by for a lunchtime snack and drink. Had Chicken Gyros in Pitta / Tomatoes and feta on Garlic Bread, 250ml of rose wine and a Mythos beer for €11.00. Service was friendly, no hassle from waiters to drag you in from the street either which was nice too. Close to the Acropolis - but just far enough away... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

After pretty much no sleep my friend and I were more than happy to stumble across this place. We were ushered inside and made to feel like royalty - I don't think I've ever had more attention in a restaurant! Service was great, food was out quickly and was the perfect balance of affordability and quality. Our waitress took great... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stayed in Athens near the Acropolis for five days and was at the Smile restaurant each and every one of those days! Aside from the great food, large portions, and reasonable prices, the owners/staff are awesome!! Very friendly, very nice and very helpful with a number of questions regarding Athens (places to visit, how to get to the bus station,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Thank you Connie and Zoe for another fantastic meal....actually meals since we ate here 2 days in a row!! Honestly this is the best restaurant in Athens!! It's family owned and operated so you can meet the delightful Zoe and Connie and they will remember you FOREVER!! My family came here in 2008 and returned in 2011...they acted like they... More

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Fairbanks,Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We discovered the family owner and operated Smile Restaurant by accident while walking in the Acropolis area. It's right on a main street by all of the car rental agencies. The owners speak fluent English (the family matriarch spent many years in Illinois). Experiencing her daughter is worth the visit alone! The food was excellent and we had Feta Cheese... More

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Siauliai, Lithuania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

In the center of Athens, not far from Acropoli there is this wonderful surprise - tasty traditional food in big portions for reasonable prices. The atmosphere is just great, highly recommended!

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Phoenixville, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very clean family run restaurant within a 3-5 minute walk from the Acropolis museum. We stopped in here for lunch after spending a steamy, hot morning on the Acropolis. It was a welcome break with cold drinks and terrific gyros. Very economical but more importantly, the food was freshly made, came in large portions - and tasted delicious. Would absolutely... More

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Macon, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great food and excellent service. You can tell that it is family operated and the staff cares about their service.

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After picking up their free map decided to try it out...food great, service wonderful, price respectable and overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommend :)

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