Posts Tagged ‘Exarchia’

Kik Project

December 1, 2019

On my return from Exarchia Square I passed an interesting bar.

Kik Project, craft beer, lunch and coffee.

I stopped and had a craft beer.

The guy behind the bar told me of other bars with craft beer.

He kindly offered to write for me, but no time to follow through his offer.

Occasional live music.

kebab house serving disgusting food

December 1, 2019

On my return from Exarchia Square I ate at a kebab house I had passed earlier.

I wish I had not, the kebab house was serving disgusting food.

Open until three. I noticed it was three and expected to close. No three in the morning not three in the afternoon.

I have in the past passed what look like good places to eat in Exarchia. This kebab house not one of them.

autonomous market Exarchia Square

December 1, 2019

This once excellent informal famers marrket now a pale shadow of what it once was.

Exarchia Square has been taken over by drug dealers. Now a very dangerous area.

Philos

November 28, 2019

In search of Grafitto, I passed by Philos, sympathetic restoration of an old building, a pity they serve Illy coffee.

On sale magazines, only one of quality, Cereal.

I suggested drop the rest, choose Standart, Drift, Ambrosia.

I also suggested dump Illy coffee and source coffee from a local coffee roaster, Taresso, Taf, Kudos, Mr Bean, Safid.

Helpful lady told me depends on the machine, freshly ground coffee, skilled barista.

I agree, therefore please do not insult with Illy coffee.

Philos has the potential to be be an excellent coffee shop, and I would have loved to have stopped for a coffee, as the ambience was excellent, but let down by the coffee.

Improve the coffee, focus on quality magazines.

Graffito which I found next door, style and slow fashion.

Cappuccino at Taf

November 26, 2019

Cappuccino at Taf.

I did not try the new pour over on display.

Looked in Mr Bean.

Now a cluster of three coffee shops Taf, Mr Bean, and a new coffee shop serving Sapid coffee.

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.

Barberstar

May 16, 2019

Barberstar a barbers shop in Exarchia is the only business I have encountered that acceps faircoin.

And where do they spend their faircoin?

Next door in FairSpot, an information office for faircoin.

Cost of a haircut, 5 euros.

Autonomous farmers market Exarchia Square

October 21, 2018

An autonomous farmers market held in Exarchia Square in Athens.

An informal market of local producers in the heart of the anarchist district of Athens.

Goats cheese, nuts, fruit and vegetables, honey, peanut butter, olive oil, wine, soap.

First and third Sunday of the month.

I bought excellent goats cheese, peanut butter and pistachio nuts.

Exarchia can be a dangerous area of Athens, be wary.

I was informed faircoin in use on the market. I saw no evidence of this. I made inquiries of stallholders and drew a blank.

There was food, free food, but by the time I had looked around, all gone.

I learnt of another market every day bar Sunday, in a squatted building, no prices, pay what you wish.

I then climbed a nearby hill, Strefi Hill.

On the way to the market, I passed Taf, an excellent coffee shop, which I thought I would visit later. Sadly not open on a Sunday.

Luckily Warehouse nearby was open, which I paid a visit.

Taf

October 23, 2017

I had tried Taf coffee at Miyu Coffee in Cyprus.

It was not great. Better than over-roasted commodity coffee, but not great.

I was curious.

From Just Made 33 I headed through the graffiti-lined streets of Exarchia where Anarchists and Riot Police engage in Urban Warfare.

Taf is a coffee roastery, tafcafe their coffee shop.

I was surprised to find quite small, though not as small as first appears as over two levels.

For a small coffee shop, amazing number of awards. On one shelf, three awards, and that was only for 2017.  More awards on other shelves.

I ordered a cappuccino. Excellent.

I was then introduced to World Barista champion Stefanos Domatiotis  who made me a V60 using Panama Geisha.