Looking for a spot of lunch in between sightseeing? These authentic restaurants cater to local office workers, old timers, and diehard regulars.

By Despina Trivolis

Nikitas

  1. 19 Agion Anargyron, Psyrri, 105 54
  2. +30 210 325 2591

The daily specials board at Nikitas.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

This is a picture-perfect Sunday lunch.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

To Triantafyllo tis Nostimias

  1. 22 Lekka , Syntagma, 105 62
  2. +30 210 322 7298
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Ouzeri Lesvos

  1. 38 Emmanouil Benaki, Exarchia, 106 78
  2. +30 210 381 4525
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Pick some tunes on this old-school jukebox.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Oinomageirion Epirus

  1. 4 Filopimenous, Historic Centre, 105 51
  2. +30 210 324 0773
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Epirus might be the most classic lunchtime spot in the city.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Diporto

  1. 9 Sokratous, Historic Centre, 105 52
  2. +30 210 321 1463

Diporto feels like a trip to 1950s Athens.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis