Foto: Manos Chatzikonstantis

The lively area around Syntagma Square has any kind of cuisine you might be craving. To help you narrow down the choices, our editors have picked their favourite Asian, Mexican, and Middle Eastern restaurants in downtown Athens.

Rachel Howard, Editor-in-Chief

Foto: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Foto: Thomas Gravanis

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Katherine Whittaker, Contributor

Pretty much everyone in our office goes to Brigante at least once in a while because it’s conveniently located just downstairs from our office. During the week, it’s usually full of well-heeled lawyers, but don’t let that intimidate you. This Italian cafe has really good food (including fresh pasta, pizza, and great salads). Although the coffee is a bit expensive, I’d say it’s worth it—their freddo cappuccinos come in a giant cup, and the hot cappuccinos are a little on the milky side but definitely strong. And if you crave a quick sandwich to go, stop here. Roast beef and gorgonzola on a bun, prosciutto and pesto on a mini baguette—the options are all good.

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