Having breakfast in Athens at the hotel where you are staying is definitely a good idea, but maybe some days you might like to change and try something different. Indeed, having your breakfast on top of the Acropolis, staring at the magnificence of the Parthenon and thinking about nothing except the awe-inspiring scenery ft. a delicious meal would be a great experience.
Acropolis Museum Restaurant
At the restaurant of the Acropolis Museum traditional Greek breakfast is served every day until noon. On the second floor the restaurant with a large terrace and a panoramic view of the Acropolis alongside with other ancient monuments, serves a variety of warm dishes based on traditional recipes which are renewed according to the season. Traditional Greek breakfast coming from Epirus to Cephalonia and Kalamata with home made specialties in a superb ambience should be the best probable company for your Acropolis trip.
St. George Lycabettus
Have breakfast in Athens on the 6th floor of St. George Lycabettus hotel, with a traditional Greek menu and a breathtaking view of the city. The open buffet includes classic American brunch and traditional products from all over the country, homemade pastries & marmalade, thyme honey, and a great variety of cheese.
Half a block away on the pedestrian-only Aeolou Street is a restaurant-bar named “Mamma Roux”, owned by an American jazz drummer who’s married and settled in Greece. They have brunch on Sunday at 1pm and live jazz at 5.30. The menu consists of American bistro with Mexican, Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern delicacies. They have bagels and lox and cream-cheese. The coffee is excellent, and you may discover even more coffee blends in Aeolou Street.
Jimmy’s Coffee Shop
Jimmy’s Coffee Shop is an all time classic when it comes to breakfast in Athens since 1981. It has been named the outdoor press room in the pedestrian-only street Valaoritou. Jimmy’s opens at 6.30 in the morning. Lots of jagged long distance travelers go there for a replenishing breakfast with freshly brewed coffee. Of course, the cup comes with warm croissants, omelets, scrambled eggs, American breakfast with juice & omelet, a variety of sandwiches, pies, and traditional Greek cuisine. The place can be a elite hangout spot as well.
In Kolonaki, why not try Melinikon in 37 Skoufa Street that runs parallel to Akadamias Street for having breakfast in Athens? That’s the first original pancake house in Greece where they create homemade pancakes in a variety of styles and of course all sorts of coffees. Pancakes can be your brunch or pizza-meal too. Also, there are exceptional waffles.
The renovated attractive space, the decor and lighting create the ideal environment to enjoy your coffee or drink any time of the day in Syntagma. Indeed, City Bistro is the perfect place for an excellent Sunday brunch in a sophisticated surrounding, which serves traditional delicacies such as scrambled eggs, pastries, club sandwiches and an open buffet.
Hilton Athens Byzantino
Breakfast at the Hilton Athens would surely be a unique experience, popular with Athenians and guests alike. The Byzantino café is the perfect place to start the day in a classy ambiance. The Greek breakfast includes traditional tastes such as bougatsa (pastry with cream), kalitsounakia (Cretan cheese pies), and Feta cheese served with A-quality olives. Enjoy your breakfast in this luxurious atmosphere with a view of the city and get the feeling of cosmopolitan Athens. How about trying out the terrace as well?