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“ery good food, smiling welcome, excellent value for money” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smile Cafe Restaurant

Smile Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #56 of 3,596 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
Annecy, France
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“ery good food, smiling welcome, excellent value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

My niece and I visited Athens for 3 days mid-September, staying at the Acropolis Museum hotel. Our taxi driver, Giannis Grivoyannis, recommend the nearby Smile restaurant which we would have probably otherwise missed as from the outside it looks more like a fast food than a genuine restaurant - and we would have regretted it! We finally had dinner there all our 3 nights in Athens. Not only is the food very good and freshly cooked and the servings big , but the family running the business is very welcoming and smiling, particularly Connie and cheerful daughter Zoi - we were offered delicious loukoumades drippping with honey and masticha at the end of our meals. In addition the prices are incredibly reasonable for a big capital and the location next to the Acropolis, especially the crisis menu. If we return to Athens we'll definitely be back!

  • Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Service, Food ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

The service at Smile was 100% and I can't complain on this point. Our food was ok. We ordered the gyros platter for 7.50 Euro. Serving size was huge but the chicken was rather dry. Not a favourite.

  • Visited October 2013
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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good reviews are justified”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We decided to have dinner here a couple of days ago and I was rather sceptical about the reviews- it seemed too touristy. When we arrived, the Tripadvisor "badge" was everywhere, which made me worry about how authentic the food would be. However, I'm happy to report that the food was excellent and the service good. The lamb kleftico practically melted in my mouth and my son's souvlaki was top notch. Much better food than some of the other expensive restaurants we dined at in Athens. Would recommend this to everyone..and yes, you will find their maps in the local area...

  • Visited September 2013
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“Smile Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Getting ready to go to the Acropolis so Shawn and I stopped at Smile and are having the crisis special: Greek Salad. A huge Gyro and a glass of wine for €7.50.

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Wollongong, Australia
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“Friendly atmosphere and tasty food at a very good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

My husband and I had a late lunch at Smile and were totally satisfied with the food, service and value of this very friendly and authentic Greek restaurant. Zoe was a fantastic host and obviously loves what she does!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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