Breakfast in Athens

5 places to seize the day with breakfast in Athens… or brunch?


Are you spending some days in the Greek capital and you want to get the most out of your stay? Don’t waste time sleeping in, and start the day early with breakfast in Athens! You won’t regret getting up early, as the beautiful sight of the Parthenon in the soft morning light will reward you for your boldness. Once you have taken the first photos, your tummy starts rumbling. We have 5 perfect places for you to have breakfast in Athens… or brunch (if you snoozed the alarm just one more time).

Let’s go and start the day with a delicious breakfast in Athens!

Grande Bretagne Roof Garden

This is the finest way to begin your Greek journey in style. This fantastic 5-star hotel, located in the heart of the city at Syntagma Square, will make your stay unforgettable from the very start. Breakfast is served at the Roof Garden while you take in the uninterrupted and spectacular view of Lycabettus Hill, the Parliament and of course the Acropolis. Why not treat yourself to the best? Simply make a reservation, dress up and take your time to create the best souvenir: your memories.


Have you already started exploring the city and are you somewhere near Panepistimiou Metro Station? Then, head to Montakiou in Stoa Korai. The attractive gallery is home to this new popular hangout for those who value scrumptious sandwiches and a great cup of coffee. It is a lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Athenian rush hour.

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This bistro opens its doors as early as 8 am and has taken Greek cuisine to a new level. While you may feel tempted to enjoy lunch or dinner at this interesting and cozy restaurant, we would recommend you start exploring Psyri neighborhood from here. Their breakfast and brunch options make that morning stroll in one of Athens’ most popular areas a delightful must-do. It’s a pity you cannot try all those dishes in one day and you have to come back tomorrow to try the mouthwatering Sfougato. Or the Zampanó Eggs…

Quartier d’Athènes

This all-day restobar will easily end up on your list of favourite places in Athens. Try their Quiche Lorraine or Chocolate Lava Cake (if that isn’t a way to get you out of bed, we give up!). This little picturesque square has a very intimate touch and it is nicely tucked away. It feels as if the locals share a secret with you when you just sit there and relax. Fabulous food simply is the cherry on the cake.

Riza Riza

Breakfast or brunch at Riza Riza are great in combination with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. It is easily accessible, up in Drakou Street, either on foot or by metro (Syggrou-Fix station). This neighborhood is trendy and popular with locals. The atmosphere is relaxed and exactly what you need to feel at home in this big city that suddenly resembles a village. Keywords are chocolate pancakes or French toast. Need we say more?

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Tell us, was it worth getting up early? In your opinion, where do they serve the best breakfast in Athens? Let us know in the comments!


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