From the dozens of places, we have chosen and recommended 4 of the best places for brunch in Athens that are worth visiting.
In recent years, brunch, which started as a suggestion from some restaurants, has become a favourite habit of the Athenians. Dozens of places offering brunch have sprung up in the city, and others have added corresponding options to their menus. What makes a dish suitable for brunch, I think, is subjective. But I can assume that it is a dish that can be easily eaten both for breakfast and for lunch.
This place is a new arrival in the Kato Petralona neighbourhood and is coming to fill our mornings with light and flavour. In its bright and welcoming space, you immediately feel warmth and hospitality. It is a place to work on your computer, meet friends, or simply enjoy an excellent coffee accompanied by one of its delicious dishes. But speaking about the food, the dishes at Buho stand out for their variety, good ingredients, and excellent flavour combinations. From these, we singled out the unique pancakes, either salty or sweet (especially the red velvet ones). [Photo at the top]
Buho Bruncherie – Trion Ierarchon 196, 118 52 Kato Petralona
This is a place for all hours of the day for coffee, food, or drink. But it is definitely our favourite place for brunch in Koukaki. In a beautifully decorated space reminiscent of a Parisian bistro, they serve an excellent range of brunch dishes. Their version of the traditional kayania (fried eggs with fresh tomatoes) that we tried is very tasty, and we also singled out the sweet egg fritters. You can combine your food with excellent coffee, or if you are in the mood, with one of their signature cocktails.
Neratzia Cafe Bistro (Νερατζιά) – Zan Moreas 6, 117 41 Koukaki
In the centre of the always-busy neighbourhood of Psirri, this place serves undoubtedly the best brunch in the area. It is located in a quiet corner of Psyrri, which is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. In its modern and at the same time relaxing space, you will find some truly original and tasty dishes. Here we tried the exceptional black burger with activated carbon bread, scrambled eggs, homemade tomato jam, turkey, and mesclun salad. Also very tasty was the frittata with eggs, basil, feta cheese, mushrooms, yellow pumpkin, and baby spinach.
Wanna Flirt Athens – Mikonos 15, 105 54 Psirri
Rocabolesco in Marina Zeas is a really excellent proposal for brunch. Next to the sea and with a view of Pasalimani and the expensive yachts tied up in the marina, you can enjoy a delicious brunch. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes in large portions and of very good quality. From the dishes we tried, we singled out the very good omelette, the club sandwich, and the eggs with truffle. It is also worth adding that the place is also a gelateria with its own handmade ice cream in a very large variety of flavours.
Rocambolesco Handmade Gelato & Brunch – Marina Zeas, 185 36 Piraeus
The above four places are exceptional, and you will definitely try a special brunch in them on a sunny Sunday with a hot cup of coffee in hand.