Afternoon in Athens

Athens Friday three weeks ago, walked to The Rabbit Punch, then on to Ohh Boy.

Google Maps said 24 minutes, reality over an hour.

I wished to avoid the main road, but could not cross to the other side.

When I did, I got lost in the back streets that I thought would be a handy short cut.

Uphill all the way.

Was it worth it when over 25C?

The Rabbit Punch overlooks a tree lined square with Church Prophet Elias Pangratiou in the centre of the square. It could be a pleasant location, but for the fact it is a busy junction.

The Rabbit Punch could not be in a worse location. Busy road junction, very high pollution levels.

Cold brew was good, but not enjoyable sat outside.

Interesting conversation with barista. He is visiting London for a few days, was going to visit Bristol. I advised instead visit Oxford and Brighton. And suggested a few coffee shops.

Then find Ohh Boy. Not too difficult, walk in a straight line, then head off in a straight line.

Passed by neuf bistro bar, a bar serving coffee, taf coffee, but not a coffee shop, did not stop.

Feeling hungry, tempted by a pizza.

Instead, a cheese and spinach pie at Bread. Excellent.

It had the appearance of a chain. An independent bakery, bake their own bread, savouries and cakes.

Then on to Ohh Boy.

I had passed by a few days ago.

What a difference a few days make. Then friendly, today no, rude barista who could not make coffee, giving Taf a bad name. Very pretensions.

Not recommended. There are better places for Taf coffee.

Pass by Stadium of First Modern Olympics, then cross main road to avoid the traffic.

At Zappeio Hall Greek maidens carrying flaming torches greet visitors..

At night dinner in Plaka.


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