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“From another era” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Varsos Kifissia

Varsos Kifissia
Kassaveti 5, Kifisia, Athens 14562, Greece
210-8012472
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Ranked #34 of 80 Restaurants in Kifisia
4.0 of 5 stars 33 Reviews
Cuisines: Greek
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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“From another era”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Varsos is in reality a historic trademark of Kifissia. You will find traditional pastries there, their own fresh dairy products and all sorts of ' old timer' sweets that you can not find elsewhere.
It also functions as a coffee shop and this is an experience by itself, as the back room hosts anything from sweet old ladies, to artists and intellectuals to downright spaced out regulars, a unbeatable combination that will ensure you won't get bored!
The outside tables in the front, allow you to observe the passers by and bask in the sun while enjoying your favourite sweet. A place not to miss!

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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Montreal, Canada
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“A trip to Athens is not complete without a stop at Varsos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I have been coming to this institution of a bakery for as long I can remember. It is safe to say that it has not changed over the years, and some of the waitstaff have been working there for decades, but that does not take away from the quality of the environment one bit. I always take a seat in the large multilevel garden all the way at the back of the cafe. It is an oasis of calm and shade which is always welcome after a long day of shopping! Don't miss the traditional cinnamon "tsourekia" accompanied by a greek coffee or frappe. They also have real homemade icecream and all the sweets you can imagine. The website features some http://www.varsos.gr/

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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“Old traditional place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This business has been around since 1892...and at the particular place at least since the 1930s. It has retained that old, traditional atmosphere, which is rather refreshing paradoxically when everything around us is constantly changing. You can enjoy the place in the summer in the back yard under the humungus trees, or in winter, inside by the fireplace.You can also opt to sit in the front part on the street tables and enjoy the coming and going of the people in kifissia.
They have all the traditional Greek pastries for which they are well known, the 'galaktoboureko' (milk pie) being one of my favourites, and they are also well known for their 'tsourekia' (sweet bread), which are in great demand every day. You can also buy fresh milk and yogurt made by them, as well as yummy marmelades and other sweet things.
It is a fast paced place in the shopping area, as they have a lot of every day clientele, but once you sit in the back garden or indoor sitting area, you can relax and feel you're going backwards in time!
It is the most authentic Greek place you can go to in Kifissia to enjoy your Greek coffee and sweets, chat with friends, or just observe the crowds passing by.
As you may guess it is the old folks preferred gathering-meeting spot, but because of it's central location it also attracts families, and working people taking a quick break. Because of It's character it also attracts artists and actors, musicians etc and you might often encounter them sitting next to you.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“the best of whipped cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

high quality pastry with reasonable cost traditional yogourt and greek delides

Visited June 2012
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“Traditional cafe with tasteful sweets”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

A little expensive. Worth to taste some sweets mostly creams. Don t sit there get it take away and taste while walking through kifisia centre. If u want to sit and enjoy a cafe there are much more interesting cafes

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    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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