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Kimolia Art Cafe

#171 of 2,781 Restaurants in Athens
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Plaka
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5 Iperidou, Athens 105 58, Greece
+30 21 1184 8446
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9:00 am - 1:00 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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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a well-hidden secret of Plaka. The drinks and snacks prepared by the staff are indeed homemade. Kudos to the owners who have great taste and will to offer the maximum to the visitors.

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Thank Cetra79
Atlanta, Georgia
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289 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this awesome coffee shop/ bar around the corner from the Electra hotel. The coffee is great and the place is very comfortable. I was also lucky enough to have an excellent conversation with the owner. I was in Athens for one night and visited Kimolia twice.

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Nikos P, Διευθυντής at Kimolia Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope you visit us again some time in the future! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a light lunch while I explored the Plaka district. This cafe is tucked away in a funky little alley, and has great decor and ambience. The food was also tasty--I had a toasted sandwich with spinach, tomato, Parmesan, and egg, which perfectly hit the spot. Recommended for a nice midday fuel-up!

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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

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Irkutsk, Russia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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13 restaurant reviews
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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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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, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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: 5 Iperidou, Athens 105 58, 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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