An oasis in the city
Anapsiktirio of Numismatic Museum23
Why locals love it
It is hard to believe that there is a cafe in a garden so peaceful, just 5 min. walk from Syntagma sq. It is located in the Numismatic Museums' atrium (the famous Ilion Melathron), with a beautiful garden that is full of reproductions of ancient Greek statues. Τhe central point and the quietness make it an ideal spot for the lunch break of locals.
Why you should visit it
It could be hard to find a free seat during days of good weather; and that could be nearly every day in Athens! It often hosts jazz bands on Thursdays, so you might wanna check this out, especially if you're a couple. Don't miss the chance to visit the Numismatic Museum exhibitions, as the building itself.
If you go there during daytime, ask for Christos to treat your coffee right! He is a Greek, kind and polite, always with a smile on his face.