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Cafe Avissinia

7 Kynetou | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
+30 21 0321 7047
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7 Kynetou | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What to do on a cold but sunny winter afternoon on Athens? Go to Monastiraki, of course, and wander round the shops between there and Thessiou selling anything from antiques to junk. When it's time to eat what better place is there than Cafe Avissinia...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David T
Reviewed November 26, 2018

The restaurant is really nice, quiet and typical especially at the ground floor. The food tastes very well (try the fava bean cream) and the staff are very kind. Good choice! And it is not touristic!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fjek
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We live on Rhodes and consider ourselves rather knowledgeable regarding Greek cuisine. We ate here this evening and I must say that the quality of the ingredients and products is noticeably of a higher standard. The attention to detail regarding the seasoning and cooking was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MicahGreaves
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Cafe Avisinia was a great lunchtime dining experience for my husband, our friend and me. Our friend has a Greek heritage though he lives abroad now. He was very impressed with the menu and the dishes he selected on our behalf. We had a delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HeatherandRoss H
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I came here for lunch, the food is very tasty and authentic Greek. We sat on the terrace right next to the shops from the flea market. So it has a fun atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NoeB1
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Oh my, to sit on a rooftop terrace, with a spectacular view of the Acropolis, enjoying great food and wine, life doesn’t get better. There was a strike, museums were closed for the day so we found this gem. The service was attentive, our meal...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jjquilter
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a really cute restaurant with a fabulous view of the Acropolis. We were on the rooftop and it was a little chilly so make sure you take a scarf or jumper just in case but it is a very atmospheric and romantic. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Helen H
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This is a great place to eat and if you have been disappointed with Greek restaurant fare prior to your visit you will be pleasantly reassured that you have merely been unlucky so far. At the Avissinia they really know what they are doing and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gobunti
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I’m surprised about some of the comments saying that the food was ordinary here. Out of all the taverna-type meals we had this was the best. Yes, it is touristy, as is every other restaurant in this area. What set this meal apart for me...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Thomo8888
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The space is attractive with a nice terrace with views but the food was disappointing for the most part and the service was brisk and somewhat inattentive. The waiter tried to get a tip out of us by default assuming we were foreigners and would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elena S
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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December 18, 2018|
Response from Avissinia_Management | Property representative |
Hello, Please give us your email to inform you regarding your reservation. Or send us an email directly at nicholastouros@yahoo.gr Thank you!
August 19, 2017|
Response from Avissinia_Management | Property representative |
Hello, unfortunately Monday is the only day of the week we are closed. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Kynetou | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighborhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0321 7047
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