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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
$$ - $$$
7 Kynetou | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you think about eating in Central Athens, the Monasterakki flea market is not the first thing that comes to mind. But tucked in the middle, near the antique sections, is the unassuming Cafe Avissinia. They bring the best of specialties known in different parts...More

Thank crimespider
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a well-known restaurant in Athens and takes some finding as it is down an alleyway in the flea market of Monastiraki. we went for lunch and sat inside by the window watching the world go by, whilst enjoying a lunch of shared souvlaki,...More

Thank SAWF
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Monastiraki quite frequently and accept that, like most tourist traps, it is essentially a machine to relieve you of as much cash as it can in the shortest possible time and preferably before someone else does. We've eaten here before, so we...More

Thank TheAlanTrench
Avissinia_Management, General Manager at Cafe Avissinia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sir, our restaurant assists passing by customers by serving drinks in between hours for those who like a refreshment. Indeed we are in a touristic area and at the same time highly historical but we mostly refuse the insulting term of « tourist trap » for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner there last night with a Greek friend. The staff was very helpful and explained exactly what each dish was. We ordered different things and I have to say that the food was excellent. We also ordered a carafe of...More

Thank Avinash_Meetoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of the market we went on a recommendation and weren’t disappointed. I had the octopus salad which was excellent and the cooked octopus was in the words of my friend “sublime”. The roof top had wonderful views. There is also indoor dining...More

Thank CowanMA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I was walking around the Monastiraki area in Athens I found this little restaurant in the middle of the market. The decor looks old style with chairs and little wooden tables and antik looking mirrors and painting on the wall. I had a delicious...More

Thank folin64p
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We decided to have an early dinner on our last full day in the city. It was absolutely fantastic. The three or four occupied tables seemed not to be the typical tourist type. Anyway, the server was patient with us as we navigated the menu....More

Thank Lawrence T
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is very pretty and the food was ok. Also we don't have any complaints about the staff which was very fast and kind. We were very dissapointed with the prices though because they were very high for the provided quality.More

Thank mark5360
Avissinia_Management, General Manager at Cafe Avissinia, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Dear sir, we appreciate your review and we are happy that you were satisfied from our services (“good food” and “staff [...] very fast and kind”). Although there is a contradiction in your review regarding the quality of the food. In order to serve “good...More

Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended by a walking tour guide we had used. The restaurant is tucked away in the flea market, off the beaten track. Internally, it looks very nice. We were greeted by Stathis who showed us to a table upstairs with a fabulous view...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Had a great time for lunch, good recommandations from waitresses. Little terrace on the street full of antiques. Roof top with amazing view.

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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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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
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
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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