From classy restaurants and a buzzy after-hours square beloved by Athenian barflies, to street food parked in gardens, there’s so much more to Ambelokipi than first meets the eye. Food writer Carolina Doriti shares the secrets of her favourite places to eat and drink.

Don't miss the Saturday laiki in Ambelokipi.

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Saturday Farmers Market

Balthazar

Balthazar, glittering at night.

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A fruit-covered dessert at Balis.

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Balis

Peinirli Ionias

Piles of peinirli at Peinirli Neas Ionias.

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Asian snacks stocked on the shelves at Salamat.

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Little Manila

Oinomageirio to Trifyli

This taverna has catered to local Panathinaikos fans since 1967.

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Set tables at 48 Urban Garden.

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48 Urban Garden

Plateia Mavili

Briki is a classic neighbourhood bar in Ambelokipi.

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