We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Lovely for coffees and crepes, everything else expensive”

Melina Merkouri Cafe
Ranked #20 of 163 Coffee & Tea in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Greek
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Plaka
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Lovely for coffees and crepes, everything else expensive”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Sit outside and enjoy the quaint surrounding and lovely coffee. Unfortunately they seem to allow smoking in the inside, which is a shame as it's really nice, but all your clothes are stinking of smoke. I had to find a dry cleaners as I didn't have too many spare trousers with me, being on holiday. All the food is nice it's just getting on the pricey side. Service is excellent. Toilet is tiny.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Sam m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

149 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    60
    70
    9
    4
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Genova
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“ma che locale!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

loved this locale,it refers to Melina Merkuri the famous greek actress,the bar is full of her photos and has her songs also.
liked it a lot.

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank RicardoGenova
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We loved Plaka while in Athens and despite our limited time we strolled around this beautiful area quite a lot.We had recommendations from friends who had been to Athens before about the Melina cafe. Very nice place , interesting decoration . nice atmosphere , delicious coffee and apple pie served with a lot of milk cream but too expensive.If prices were what they should be they would have more work . No wonder the cafe had very few customers.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Ann A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Athens
Level Contributor
148 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Drinking a Frappe..chatting with friends.”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

The Melina Mercouri Cafe is in Plaka the old town of Athens on a lovely quiet street.Its decor is charming and cosy with photos of Melina Mercouri all around.A very unique atmosphere.There are tables outside as well.Its a great place to meet friends and have a Frappe and chat away!

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank philosykos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Karachi, Pakistan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tranquility and Great Service”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We discovered Melina's while wandering Plaka on a hot afternoon, and now a trip downtown in not complete without stopping at Melina's.

It is so nice and cozy inside while the outdoor seating is very pleasant if you are looking to spend an evening chatting away with friends over coffee.

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Gugga_81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Melina Merkouri Cafe also viewed

 
Athens, Attica
 

Been to Melina Merkouri Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing