5 Charming Yards For Food, Drinks, & Relaxation In Athens

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 20 May 2024
5 Charming Yards For Food, Drinks, & Relaxation In Athens
Athens, a city pulsating with charm and culture, holds a treasure trove of enchanting spots, each offering a slice of relaxation amidst its bustling streets. Whether you're a local seeking solace or a visitor craving a taste of Athenian charm, these places promise an unforgettable experience. Here are five delightful yards where you can bask in the beauty of Athens while savoring delicious food, refreshing drinks, and soaking in the vibrant atmosphere.



In the Neos Kosmos neighborhood, Teras is housed in a stunning neoclassical mansion from the 1930s, making it a must-visit for architecture and history lovers. The minimal design and soft color palette of the yard create an inviting atmosphere for friends and families to relax and enjoy their time together. The yard’s urban aesthetic might remind you of scenes from classic Greek films or evoke memories of family holidays with plastic chairs under shady trees. After settling into one of the tables and letting go of daily stress, you’ll be ready to order. Don't miss sampling their low-calorie cocktails, which are part of their health-conscious menu. The ground floor hosts monthly exhibitions of visual arts and designer works, alongside unique DJ sets, while the upper floor always has intriguing exhibits to explore.

Location: Theodoritou Vresthenis 45
Telephone: 21 1418 0653

Godmama's Yard

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Located at Perister, Godmamas Yard is a hidden gem that comes alive with the arrival of spring. Renowned for its specialty coffee and delectable brunch offerings, this cafe is a true culinary delight. Godmamas Yard boasts generous portion sizes, ensuring you never leave unsatisfied. Indulge in their mouthwatering club sandwiches, creamy avocado toast, or decadent chocolate pancakes. For those seeking healthier options, the menu features a variety of nutritious super-bowls. The cafe's vibrant decor and colorful space add to its charm, creating an inviting atmosphere for guests to unwind and savor every moment. With its irresistible dishes and welcoming ambiance, it's no wonder Godmamas Yard has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Location: Vasileos Alexandrou 98, Peristeri
Telephone: 21 0571 8393

Snob Athens

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Located in the bustling Agia Eirini Square, Snob Cafe offers a fusion of cosmopolitan vibes and vibrant aesthetics that draw you irresistibly towards its lush green courtyard. Housed in a neoclassical building dating back to 1850, Snob Athens was once one of the country's first printing houses before transforming into the elegant "Snob Athens" hotel, featuring the stylish espresso gastro bar of the same name. Indulge in one of the best freddo espressos you'll ever taste, perfectly complemented by a selection of delectable brunch options. Whether you're craving a savory treat or a sweet delight, Snob Cafe has something to satisfy every palate.

Location: Agias Irinis 17, Athina
Telephone: 21 0324 2603

Piu Verde

Piu Verde

Amidst the lush greenery of Alsos Papagou, Piu Verde has been offering a friendly, enjoyable, chill-out haven since 2002. Between the lake and the pine trees, this all-day coffee & bar-restaurant welcomes guests from morning till late at night. Indulge in breakfast and brunch or savor the exceptional gastronomic offerings of authentic Italian cuisine in the restaurant. And, don't miss out on the premium cocktails served at the open green bar. So close yet so far away from the city center, Piu Verde provides the perfect daily escape in a unique natural and relaxing environment.

Location: Alsos Papagou
Telephone: 21 0654 6185



Nestled in the heart of Athens, Foinikas Cocina Y Cocteleria Mexicana exudes the charm of a rustic hacienda. This gem has been a beloved spot for over 30 years, drawing crowds from across the city. Step into its welcoming courtyard, reminiscent of a vibrant Mexican square, and immerse yourself in its rich history and lively ambiance. Indulge in their legendary fajitas and tantalizing taco salad, accompanied by the most divine margaritas you'll find in Athens. At Foinikas, every visit is a journey to the heart of Mexico, where flavors dance on your palate, and the atmosphere transports you to the lively streets of the West.

Location: Ir. Polytechniou, 76, Chaidari
Telephone: 693 755 5700

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