Fabrika Tou Efrosinou In Koukaki

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Fabrika Tou Efrosinou In Koukaki
Conveniently located near the Acropolis Museum, the new Contemporary Art Museum and Panteion University, Koukaki, a once-quiet residential district has become the talk of the town among food lovers and night owls. Modern and traditional eateries, cafeterias, bars and bakeries keep popping up, and as competition gets tougher, the quality gets better and prices get all the more attractive. Culinary Backstreets takes us to Fabrika tou Efrosinou, a place noticed for its name and then for its food and wine!

Fabrika tou Efrosinou opened its doors almost two years ago. Its unusual and clever name immediately captures one’s attention: Fabrika, factory in Russian, has the same meaning in Greek slang, usually with communist connotations; Efrosinos is the Greek Orthodox patron saint of all cooks.

The atmosphere at Fabrika tou Efrosinou is vibrant and modern. Serbian artist Gora oversaw the interior design, which combines elements of a traditional kafenio with contemporary artworks and unique retro pieces like the antique refrigerator and the bronze chandeliers hanging on the ceiling – which, incidentally, came from the summer home of Josip Broz Tito, the revolutionary leader of former Yugoslavia.

The menu is simple, focusing on traditional, seasonal dishes from different regions of Greece, using special ingredients brought in from all over the country, and executed in a more modern and refined way. The daily specials are plenty and varied, but always faithful to the restaurant’s main philosophy.

Address: An. Zinni 34, Koukaki
Telephone: 210 924 6354
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday - 13:30 to 23:00, Friday through Saturday - 13:30 to midnight, Sunday - 13:00 to 22:00, Closed Monday

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