Archive for the ‘Athens’ Category

Coco Mat wooden bicycle phone charger

March 19, 2023

A few years ago, I used to see Coco Mat wooden bicycles around Athens, even copies of. Not anymore, other than at Coco Mat Hotel and The Place.

Tuesday afternoon, a third location, Athens International Airport for phone charging.

But if for publicity, the wrong location, boarding gates for leaving the country.

coffee + bites

March 19, 2023

Tucked inside the entrance to Athens International Airport.

Is the cheese and spinach pie hot? Yes.

It wasn’t. Nor was it very good. Nowhere as good as from Gregorys.

Assemblage CO2

March 18, 2023

Assemblage CO2 a little coffeeshop in Plaka.

A lovely warm sunny walking to Warehouse CO2.
It was a choice, Warehouse CO2 in Plaka or Warehouse Assemblage in Mitropoleos Square. Both were equally distance.
A cappuccino, average, not exceptional.
I picked up a box of capsules.
I noticed well made reusable cups. Expensive.
Monday, in Cupaki, well made reusable cups.
Has the environmental surcharge on takeaway cups made a difference. Barista said not.
I have noticed people using reusable cups. Not often, but more often than I would see in the

#coffee #coffeeshop #Plaka #Athens

Church of the Metamorphosis (Kottakis)

March 18, 2023

Church in Plaka.

Ionos restaurant late Tuesday morning

March 17, 2023

Passing by Ionos late Tuesday morning an entirely different clientele to evening.

The sun shining, pleasantly warm, locals relaxed in the sun, enjoying a coffee, reading their morning newspaper.

Breakfast with a view

March 16, 2023

Tuesday morning in Athens.

Breakfast with a view, Hill of the Muses, Lycabettus Hill, Greek Parliament, National Garden, Temple of Zeus, Olympic Stadium.


Mastika spritz

March 15, 2023

Greek cocktail, mastika spritz.

– mastika

– Prosecco

– Fever Tree premium Indian tonic water

– ice

Served in a goblet, stir.



March 14, 2023

I had visited Cupaki on the third Sunday of February on my return from Exarchia Square. Cupaki the only coffee shop open.  Coffee ok, not great.
Monday evening, Kolor, Taf and Mr Bean closed.
If I wished for a coffee it was Cupaki or nothing.
I was pleasantly surprised. An excellent cappuccino, on a par with Mokka earlier.
Another suprise. As a cappuccino cools, not so good. This stayed good.
Tables and chairs down the street. I learnt in the morning busy, every table and chair occupied.
As I was leaving I noticed well made reusable cups.
Now late, nearly 8-30. I walked to Omonia and caught the Metro. Now very cold.


March 14, 2023

I jeaded to Kolor not knowing if closed at six or seven. Closed at five thisvweek.
Having missed a coffee, I was given a bag of beans.
No information, a qr code.
More information needed on the bag. Minimal name of the beans, farm, variety, processing. More information on the back. And for more information, a qr code.

Dipro soup in the cellar

March 14, 2023

Soup in the cellar beneath a derelict mansion.
Packed. It was packed on my last visit.
Chickpea soup. I was offered white wine. I declined.

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