Brunch Your Way Out of Bed: Athens Top 5 Breakfast Restaurants

Breakfast Places in Athens Greece

Athens / October 24, 2019

Like any self-respecting foodie, you’ve spent your first days in Athens trying all sorts of delicious Greek food –you’ve had koulouri and bougatsa for breakfast, souvlaki for lunch (more than once, we know), and mezze for dinner. But what about those lazy days you feel like sleeping in after a long night out, and don’t know what meal you’re entitled to anymore? Thankfully for you, Athens always holds the answer to an empty stomach’s questions: brunch, brunch, brunch.

The trend of the most easy-going meal solution has been growing fast over the past few years in Greece, so if you’re looking for unique things to do in Athens, you can always try a change from your usual Greek restaurant choices and go for one of Athens’ many interesting brunch restaurants. Here are the ones we think you absolutely must try if you’re only in town for a few days.

Definitely one of the most popular brunch spots in Athens, this cozy little place is found on a pedestrian street right in the heart of the city. It serves international cuisine, which normally brings to mind a sloppy mixture of uninteresting dishes thrown together just to get as many customers as possible through the door. But not here: Mama Roux’s owner was born and raised in the States, and his vision was to bring into his restaurant the same intense variety of flavours that California and New York are known for. End result? One of the few places in Athens where you can find quality Arabic, Indian, Mexican, American and so many more dishes, for the price of street food. Did we mention they also serve cocktails? Yeah, they do. [In a previous version of this post we wrote that Mama Roux branched out to the southern suburb of Glyfada but the restaurant closed down this branch.]