Posts Tagged ‘Ermou’

Crop Roastery

November 27, 2020

Three weeks ago Wednesday I chanced up Crop Roastery, a little kiosk I had not seen before down a side street off Ermou.

I stop and have a long chat with the guy serving. I do not have a coffee but tell him I will pop back another day and have a coffee.

I pick up Athens in a Cup, not as I think a guide to coffee shops in Athens, a flyer for an app that is a guide.

The following day, walking through Ermou, having found Just Made 33 and Peek a Bloom closed, I decide to stop by, have a coffee and continue our conversation.

Disappointed to find the knowledgeable guy his day off, nevertheless I stop and have a coffee.

Disappointed, a not very good coffee.

Being a kiosk, not affected by closure of bars, restaurants and coffee shops earlier in the week. When I pass by a few days later, Athens in lockdown, I find Ermou deserted and Crop closed.

Massage House

November 27, 2020

Three weeks ago Thursday, walking through Ermou, people queuing for sales, stock clearance before lockdown, and traditional this time of year, I spot a sign for a massage, Massage House.

After my hike up Lycabettus Hill a massage just what I need. I check it out.

Ride the lift to floors six and seven, what it says on the lift, nada, walk down to floor five which is what it says on the sign outside.

Nothing available, return at 1845, in forty-five minutes time.

I use the loo. One dirty black towel, how long has it been there, how many people used, raises questions the establishment and their lack of covid-19 biosecurity.

Raise, but get nowhere. Dealing with a very rough character who claims to be in charge. Very unpleasant attitude.

Coffee at Just Made 33 only closed. Try Peek a Bloom, closed

Return in forty-five minutes. By the time I check out Just Made 33 and Peek a Bloom too late.

I decided not worth returning as lack of covid-19 biosecurity raises serious questions in a massage parlour.

Too cheap, 20€ for an hour, 15€ for forty-five minutes.

I also notice touting for businesses on the street, dragging people in off the street.

Covid-19 biosecurity very poor. A dirty black towel in the toilets, used how many times by how many people, serious covid-19 risk. Raises big questions the entire outfit.

Takeaway coffee at Just Made 33

November 25, 2020

Three weeks ago, wandering through the streets of Athens to see what was open.

Tuesday, the day before, all restaurants bars and coffee shops ordered to close. They could serve takeaway if chose to do so.

Just Made 33, open for food and coffee take away only.

Can sit on a wall outside with a takeaway coffee but cannot sit at a table outside. Inside people waiting to order a coffee, if tables outside would be socially distanced served by a waitress. Not that tables outside would be possible due to a hole in the street. There was a hole in the street last year. I inquire of a lady taking notes. An ancient wall has been unearthed. It is being documented then the hole carefully infilled.

Just Made 33

December 1, 2019

I had looked in Just Made 33 on my way to Exarchia Square.

I was pleased to find open and had a brief chat with the owner.

I had passed by several times and not found open. Closed as I suspected, digging up the street outside, Sunday a respite.

On my return from Exarchia Square I managed to find Just Made 33, but owner not there.

Staff have always been pleasant and friendly, service good. Not today. Miserable to the point of being rude, service poor, a not very pleasant atmosphere.

I watched the barista. Not a clue on pouring a V60, though no problem with my cappuccino.

Late afternoon, even before sun has set turning cold.

cappuccino Peek a Bloom

November 25, 2019

Just Made 33 closed, head to Peek a Bloom.

Excellent cappuccino.

Not as crowded or noisy as previous visit.

Ermou

October 15, 2015

Ermou, a street very like Oxford Street, with the same shops.


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