Courtesy: The Acropolis Museum. Photo by Giorgos Vitsaropoulos.

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 Kanellopoulou

Acropolis Museum Restaurant

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

Museum of Cycladic Art Café

This minimalist café practically glows.

Courtesy: Cycladic Museum

A cute coffee in a lovely café.

Courtesy: Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum Café-Restaurant

Basil and Elise Goulandris Restaurant Café

Veal tartare, fresh tuna bowl and pumpkin burrata for an extraordinary lunch on any ordinary day.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

View of the museum from the café.

Courtesy: Numismatic Museum.

Numismatic Museum Café

Canal Café at the SNFCC

There's a lot to take in at the SNFCC. Like the view from the Canal Café.

Courtesy: Canal Café

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

Courtesy: Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art Café

Goulandris Natural History Museum Café

The museum's restaurant.

Courtesy: The Goulandris Museum of Natural History.