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“Popular for tsiurekia and holiday breads”
Review of Varsos Kifissia

Varsos Kifissia
Ranked #1 of 9 Dessert in Kifisia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $12
Cuisines: Greek
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Athens Greece
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Popular for tsiurekia and holiday breads”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

This historic coffee shop in Kifissia is pular for making the best tsiurekia sweet breads in Athens. many other sweets and cookies to try as well. Coffee shop is old and needs redecorating so opt for some other more picturesque coffee places in Kifissia. That is, unless you want to try the Greek coffee as originally served at Varsos.

Visited November 2011
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“Delicious time warp”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Varsos was over the years our secret and most delicious hideaway in Athens. It is well known to many Athenians who love tradition and now we are giving this secret away to all our friends on Trip Advisor. Varsos is a bakery/patisserie/cafe/museum piece located in Kifissia, a northern suburb of Athens. Established in 1892, it continues to go strong today and not much has changed. You can shop and choose from innumerable breads, cakes, pies, sweets and desserts - all delicious, of the highest quality and sticking to the traditional Greek recipes. Otherwise, you may sit in the large cafe area towards the rear of the very spacious shop together with other old timers whiling the time away, or in the backyard and order any of the delicacies from a lengthy menu. The items on offer are mostly sweet, but there is also a selection of savory Greek pies (cheese, spinach). Order a selection and a beverage (authentic Greek coffee for example), sit back and enjoy. We particularly love the millefeuille, the rice pudding and the kadaifi, but everything else is terrific.
The decor seems not to have changed at least from the sixties, and you get the feeling of being in a time warp. We have been there many times and the waiters and other staff are all veterans who have been there for many years. During our latest visit we came across our first rookie waiter who was learning the ropes.
The best way to get to Kifissia and to Varsos from central Athens is by metro. Kifissia is the last stop on the Green line, about 35 minutes from Omonia. From the metro station walk through the park to the main thoroughfare (Kifissias), cross it and enter Kassaveti street. Varsos is just down the street on the left. You can't miss it. I don't recommend driving to Kiffissia by car. Traffic can be very jammed at certain hours of the day, street parking almost non-existent and parking garages expensive. Taxis are not expensive, but they too suffer the effects of traffic.
However you want to get there, do go. You won't be sorry.

  • Visited April 2012
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