For many coffee aficionados, this unassuming joint is at once the smallest, cheapest, and best espresso bar in Athens. It’s owned by three jolly pals who spend their day standing behind a gleaming coffee machine with their backs to the window, frantically grinding, brewing and serving doubleshot espressos in oversized cups, which make their elixir seem even more concentrated. Great stuff at great prices, too. Stand outside in the stoa (Athenian arcade) and rub shoulders with lawyers, jewellers, and politicians who stop here for their coffee fix. This place is very popular, but the caffeine hit is worth the wait.