Whether you want eggs benedict, Greek yoghurt, or a stifado burger, Athens has the brunch to match your midday breakfast cravings.

By Katherine Whittaker

If brunch is your favourite meal, we’ve got some news: Athens is very into midday breakfast. Perhaps it’s because all meals start a bit later here than in most places, or maybe it’s because breakfast foods are a perfect way to ease the hangover after you’ve seen the best of Athens’ nightlife. Whatever the reason, you’ll find everything from classic eggs benedict to breakfast sandwiches starring Greek meats and cheeses. Here are a few of our favourite options.

Beauty Killed the Beast

  1. 14 Paramithias, Keramikos, 104 35
  2. +30 210 524 0117
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Breakfast in burger form at Beauty Killed the Beast.

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A perfectly balanced breakfast at Bel Ray.

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Bel Ray

  1. 88 Falirou, Koukaki, 117 41
  2. +30 213 032 6450
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Latraac

  1. 63-64 Leonidou, Keramikos, 104 35
  2. +30 213 045 3377
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What better way to start the day than with a stack of pancakes?

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"Kickstart your day with a naughty-but-nice cocktail like the Breakfast Mojito."

Me Athens

  1. 10 Kapsali, Kolonaki, 106 74
  2. +30 210 724 2588
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A technicolour array of yoghurt toppings.

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Fresko

  1. 3 Dionysiou Areopagitou, Acropolis, 117 42
  2. +30 210 923 3760
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Hippy3

  1. 22A Spyrou Merkouri, Pangrati, 116 34
  2. +30 210 725 1154
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A perfect eggxample of Hippy3's brunch game.

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New York Sandwiches

All right, we’ll admit, there’s nothing like a real New York bagel, but New York Sandwiches provides a decent substitute, and lots of other options for hungry brunch-goers. It’s very classic and straightforward, including omelettes, several varieties of eggs benedict, and even steak and eggs. It has a location in Syntagma and another in Ambelokipi. They’re both open until midnight, so if your breakfast cravings hit you late, you’re in luck.

  1. 23 Nikis, Historic Centre, 105 57
  2. +30 210 321 6000
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“They’re open until midnight, so if your breakfast cravings hit you late, you’re in luck.”

Come to Queen Bee to satisfy your croissant cravings.

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Queen Bee

  1. 45 Patriarchou Ioakim, Kolonaki, 106 76
  2. +30 210 720 9933
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Ohh Boy

  1. 32 Archelaou, Pangrati, 116 35
  2. +30 211 183 8340
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Ohh Boy's got the [baked] goods.

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Your patio brunch awaits at Urban Garden.

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Urban Garden

  1. 48 Armatolon & Klefton, Ambelokipi, 114 71
  2. Wheelchair Accessible

  3. +30 213 028 1866
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Meerkat

  1. 7 Vizantinou, Koukaki, 117 41
  2. +30 213 045 3390
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Meerkat's lovely and comfortable interior.

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Live gypsy jazz over breakfast food? We're there.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Zampano

  1. 18 Sarri, Psirri, 105 53
  2. +30 213 023 3244
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Jam & Butter @ Bios

  1. 84 Pireos, Keramikos, 104 35
  2. +30 210 342 5335
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Poached egg perfection at Jam & Butter.

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Frater and Soror serves up plenty of Instagram-worthy brunch goodness.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Frater and Soror

  1. 6 Aminta, Pangrati, 116 35
  2. +30 210 721 3720
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