Here’s where to bring your laptop and get productive—while finding great coffee and conversation—in the Greek capital.

By Alex King

BIOS

  1. 84 Pireos, Keramikos, 104 35
  2. +30 210 342 5335
  3. Website

You'll want to stay through coffee for all the evening events at Bios.

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Pull up a chair and get ready to burn through your to-do list.

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Third Place

  1. 23Β Apollonos, Historic Centre, 105 57
  2. +30 211 182 4014
  3. Instagram

The Underdog

  1. 8 Iraklidon, Thissio, 118 51
  2. +30 213 036 5393
  3. Website

Doesn't this table look like the perfect place to hunker down with a coffee and your computer?

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Get your work done in style.

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou

Kinonó

  1. 48 Falirou, Koukaki, 117 42
  2. +30 211 408 6826
  3. Facebook

TOMS

  1. 8 Mitropoleos Square, Monastiraki, 105 57
  2. +30 210 322 6972
  3. Facebook

Whether you're shopping for shoes or coffee, your purchase will benefit others.

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“This 1890s home has become an arts and literary hangout, beloved by students, writers and musicians alike.”

Rota Art Coffee Bar

  1. 124 Solonos, Exarchia, 106 81
  2. +30 210 380 1033

Kain

  1. 22 Anapafseos, Mets, 116 36
  2. +30 210 922 7616
  3. Instagram

Let Kain's flamingo wallpaper help you focus.

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A chessboard at Booze Cooperativa.

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Booze Cooperativa

  1. 57 Kolokotroni, Psirri, 105 60
  2. +30 211 405 3733
  3. Instagram

Jimmy’s Hall

You could walk past this small corner bar in Exarchia without noticing it.  Jimmy’s Hall does indeed have the feeling of a radical village hall about it, much like the Ken Loach film from which it takes its name. Run by a former publisher and editor, it’s the place to overhear conversations between academics, researchers, activists, journalists and photographers, all discussing life, work and politics over coffee and lots and lots of cigarettes.

  1. 146 Ippokratous, Exarchia, 114 72
  2. +30 213 037 6639
  3. Instagram

“The place to overhear conversations between academics, researchers, activists, journalists and photographers, all discussing life, work and politics.”