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Kimolia Art Cafe

#189 of 2,779 Restaurants in Athens
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Plaka
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Ypereidou 5, Athens 10558, Greece
+30 21 1184 8446
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9:00 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 am
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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very kind staff, the best capuccino in town and wonderful atmosphere to relax and enjoy life!! Keep going like that!!

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Thank soflaurentfr
Irkutsk, Russia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful staff, wonderful place. We got to use a part of the cafe for hours on end without being kicked out. I would have bought more than a coffee but it was too pricy for my cheap butt. Honestly it was so cozy and I would go back to Bogard more space for just a coffee

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Thank agreenbeen
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is like "The" niche hipster cafe of Athens. Centrally located, you can read about Nietzsche or whatever it is that gets you off right before heading down to the Acropolis and getting your Arctic Monkeys loving butt cultured. The people here are super chill, and will help you practice your Greek, and also don't judge you for bogarting... More 

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Thank Lucas F
united Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this excellent cafe in the heart of the city. We thought we sit outside for a quiet beer, it was just too hot and thankfully, we were driven inside to experience Kimolia. Families were seating cheek by jowl with very studious looking students working on their laptops and Bohemian looking types were frantically downing coffee, Greek of course.... More 

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Thank Grecophile262
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is an adorable and interesting spot off to the side of the ruckus of Plaka. They have coffees and sweets and simple sandwiches along with friendly wait staff and a nice atmosphere. Loved it for a quick mid-day stop.

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Thank Becca B
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I went to Kimolia Art Cafe last weekend and it has become one of my favourite places in the city! The decoration of the cafe is amazing, the staff is awesome and of course the drinks unforgettable! I strongly recommend to anyone who visits Athens to stop for a coffee or drink!!!

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Thank Foreign L
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe. Perfect for a mini break while strolling downtown. Very polite owners and great service. It's wonderfully situated and the decoration makes your mind time-travel.

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Thank Martha_iFly
London
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We had a quick snack here having arrived late in Athens. The service was very friendly and we enjoyed a Greek salad and tortilla. The place had a really relaxed atmosphere and we would happily go back.

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Thank meatja13
Nikos P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Kimolia Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to have you back once again! More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were craving a sweet bite after putting our kids to bed. We walked to this adorable cafe nearby and had the most fantastic chocolate cake and orange pie. Great acoustic music in the background. Highly recommend!!!

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Thank Bijou123
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I really liked it. It has great design and colors. Also, the music doesn't harm your ears and it is really nice, as it plays mostly smooth jazz. It would be definitely one of my favorites spots.

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Thank kozodiro
Nikos P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Kimolia Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We will be happy to have you with us again in the future! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $8
Cuisine
Cafe, Greek, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ypereidou 5, Athens 10558, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 1184 8446
Description
Kimolia is a cozy, colourful and artistic spot in the centre of Athens. Open from December 2011, it hosts various performances and exhibitions all year long. Jazz & Blues tunes with the occasional rock hits, cheap drinks and special cocktails along with a small variety of cold dishes and salads, this place is a must for all-day long! Don't miss the chance to check out the cute room in the back along with all the paintings that are crafted by the owners, Mrs Catherine Vayena and Renata Proestopoulou!

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Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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