Eating and drinking is a huge part of Athenian culture. Perhaps that’s why so many museums in Athens have such excellent cafés, where you can snack and sip on everything from traditional Greek food to cocktails and coffees.

By Cordelia Madden Canellopoulou

Acropolis Museum Restaurant

  1. 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou, Acropolis, 117 42
  2. +30 210 900 0915
  3. Website

The Acropolis Museum Restaurant at night.

Courtesy: The Acropolis Museum. Photo by Giorgos Vitsaropoulos.

Outside at the Ilisia Café.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Byzantine & Christian Museum: Ilisia Café

  1. 22 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Kolonaki, 106 75
  2. +30 211 012 0441
  3. Website

Museum of Cycladic Art Café

  1. 4 Neofytou Douka, Kolonaki, 106 75
  2. +30 210 722 8321
  3. Website

This minimalist café practically glows.

Courtesy: Cycladic Museum

A cute coffee in a lovely café.

Courtesy: Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum Café-Restaurant

  1. 1 Koumbari, Kolonaki, 106 74
  2. +30 210 367 1000
  3. Website

Numismatic Museum Café

  1. 12 Panepistimiou, Syntagma, 106 71
  2. +30 210 361 0067
  3. Website

View of the museum from the café.

Courtesy: Numismatic Museum.

The museum's restaurant.

Courtesy: The Goulandris Museum of Natural History.

Goulandris Natural History Museum Café

  1. 13 Levidou, Kifissia, 145 62
  2. +30 210 801 1170
  3. Website

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art Café

  1. 22 Agion Asomaton & 12 Dipilou, Psirri, 105 53
  2. Wheelchair Accessible

  3. +30 210 367 1000
  4. Website

This café is a little-known favourite that you absolutely shouldn't miss.

Courtesy: Benaki Museum of Islamic Art