4 Of Our Favorite Bakeries In The City Center
- by XpatAthens
- Thursday, 20 October 2022
Greece’s gastronomic culture is one of the most celebrated in the world and is a reason why millions of tourists visit the country every year. And, although most are eager to try feta, gyros, or tzatziki, the Greeks’ love for pastry and baked goods doesn’t go unnoticed by fellow travelers.
From village (choriatiko) bread to filo-based sweet and savory pastries like bougatsa or spanakopita and sponge cakes soaked in syrup like revani, Greece has a long history of baking that goes back to ancient times.
Here’s a small list of our favorite bakeries in the heart of Athens to get a taste of authentic Greek baked delicacies and kickstart your day most deliciously!
This French-inspired artisan bakery and patisserie is housed in an old neoclassical house in Ilisia and features a combination of elegant aesthetics and high-quality products. There, you will find about 8–10 different varieties of bread every day, each baked on the spot using 100% Greek grains. Not to mention the delicious desserts, like lemon tarts and honey cakes, that you won’t be able to say no to!
Address: Papadiamantopoulou 30, Athina
Telephone: 210 777 7537
Located in Gazi, Betty’s Bakery is all about reviving real bread, as their motto goes. Whether you’re looking for handmade and organic bread or you're into fitness and super bread, there’s no other place to go. The bakery offers eleven different bread options, such as the carob and walnut loaf and the wheat loaf with thyme and olive oil, to mention but a few, each of which is mouthwatering and made from flour free of additives and preservatives.
Address: Kassandras 10, Athina
Telephone: 210 342 4832
Located in Kolonaki, Kora Bakery offers the highest quality of goods while respecting the environment and leaving a positive social footprint. The bread, made with Greek and Italian flours, is naturally kneaded and cured for about 20 hours, a process that helps it become tastier, more nutritious, and more digestible. Except for quality bread, the bakery also sells a creative and flavorsome range of pastries!
Address: Panagiotou Anagnostopoulou 44, Athina
Telephone: 210 362 7855
In the shadow of the Acropolis stands Takis Bakery, offering traditional bread and yummy pastries for three generations. More than 30 types of bread are baked daily, from dense sourdough to focaccias, crunchy baguettes to koulouri. You will also find delightful muffins, cookies, and pies, all made with quality ingredients.
Address: Misaraliotou 14, Athina
Telephone: 210 923 0052