Archive for the ‘Athens’ Category

Third Place

May 17, 2019

Third Place not very easy to find.

I tried a couple of days ago. By the time I finally found, too late for a coffee.

Pleasant decor, magazines dotted around, V60, Chemex, a choice of brew methods.

I suggested a few quality magazines they may wish to add

  • Standart
  • Drift
  • Ambrosia
  • Om Nom

The coffee on sale, I had never heard of.

I tried again today. Again difficulty in finding. Therefore no surprise empty.

I ordered a cappuccino. What size did I want? Always a bad sign when asked what size, as only one size.

Watching the preparation, I was baffled seeing the tamper rocked from side to side. Er no, weigh, level, then apply correct pressure.

My cappuccino was not great. Better than somewhere like Coffee Island but not on a par with the best coffee shops in Athens.

Not easy to find, coffee not great, I can not see remaining long in business.

By all means dot magazines around, create a pleasant environment, but if do not get the basics right, serve great coffee, will not remain long in business.

Craft beer at Warehouse

May 16, 2019

Not somewhere I would go for coffee as not good.

Craft beer not that great either.

Where pretentious people gather.

A Strange Attractor

May 16, 2019

There are many second hand book stores in Exarchia. A Strange Attractor is one of them. Also a record store.

Exarchia Square taken over by drug dealers

May 16, 2019

It is rather unfortunate that Exarchia Square has been taken over by drug dealers.

Cappuccino and yoghurt Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

May 16, 2019

Late lunch, cappuccino and Greek yoghurt with dried fruit, nuts and honey.

V60 Japanese iced filter coffee at Taresso

May 16, 2019

Brew as V60.

Use only half the water, the other haldf as ice in the carafe.

As the hot coffee drips through, instantly chilled by the ice.

— to be continued —

Cappuccino al fresco at Little Tree

May 15, 2019

Located beind The Acropolis Museum, little tree is a bookshop cum coffee shop. I have though yet to see anyone buy a book.

Great place to relax with a coffee or later a craft beer. They do food too.

Something though needs to done about the near continous convoy of noisy pollution belching tour buses, like close and pedestrianise the roads.

A break in the pollution belching bus convoy, it is lovely and peacefull and quiet under the shade of the trees, then along comes the next pollution belching bus convoy.

Excellent cappuccino, coffee supplied by Taf.

Pleasant and friendly staff. Nice comment when one said you are one of us. In other words an Athenian.

Last time I visited, there was music I fancied, and I regretted that I did not buy. I did not know what it was, neither did they when asked.

I took a chance and picked up the sole remaining copy of Amorgos by Ada Pitsou.

Cappuccino at Just Made 33

May 14, 2019

As always, excellent cappuccino at Just Made 33.

Cappuccino at Taf

May 14, 2019

As always, excellent cappuccino at Taf.

This year Taf celebrate ten years.

Coffee cupping Foyer espresso bar

May 14, 2019

Coffee cupping with coffee beans from roasteries across Europe.

I suggested a few coffee roasteries they may wish to try.

  • Pharmacie
  • Cartwheel
  • Outpost Coffee
  • Coffee at 33
  • Caravan
  • Origin