Whether you're a freelancer or a student or you just like a great space with a Wi-Fi connection, knowing the best work cafe is crucial in this digital age. Here are a few great spots in the greater Athens area that will caffeinate you, feed you, and inspire you to get the job done!
All the natural light pouring in from its floor-to-ceiling windows will help get you up and running, but The Underdog’s main attraction is coffee. As one of the first micro-roasteries in Athens serving single origin beans freshly roasted, one cup will get you wired enough to meet any looming deadline.
Where: Irakleidon 8, Thiseio
Hours: Everday, 9:00 am until 11:00 pm
Home may be where the pants aren’t, but home is also the place where distractions are. Settle into Spiti in Chalandri during the morning hours and you’ll find a sun-drenched courtyard complete with a monastic bench for all your deep thinking.
Where: Andrea Papandreou 9, Chalandri
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
As one of the only all-day bars in Mets, Kain (aka Cain) is a bright, art-deco-ified spot with a laid-back attitude ideal for cranking out a task. Score the large table by the window and try to resist the temptation to lose yourself in the flamingo and floral mural. Still there after 5 p.m.? Try the Killer’s Hand, a cocktail that may just give you the right motivation to keep going.
Where: Anapafseos 22 & Timoleontos 1, Mets
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Fri. &. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
Part bookstore, part cafe, Booktalks in Palaio Faliro is a cozy spot with both outdoor and indoor seating. Inside, with books floating from the ceiling and a shelf that literally spells the word read, you may hear the siren call of your latest novel beckoning. Don’t ignore it. Work can wait.
Where: Artemidos 47 & Agiou Alexandrou 58, Palaio Faliro
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-11:45 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.