A stylish new entry on the Athenian hotel scene, Blend is right in the heart of the historic centre of Athens. On the ground floor, Folk is an on-trend, all-day restaurant with a Scandinavian aesthetic that will set your Instagram alight. All the pale wooden seating is indoors. Yet the corner space is luminous, with hanging plants and wraparound windows with stools for people-watching over an excellent flat white. The healthy fusion cuisine marries the West Coast lifestyle with Mediterranean ingredients, all prepared with consideration and beautifully plated. A delicious brunch menu is served daily between 11am-7pm, so there’s no need to worry about waking up early. Choices go well beyond standard eggs, burgers and pancakes, though you’ll find excellent twists of those, too, from katsu sando (a milk bread bun filled with battered chicken and pickled cabbage) to fried eggs on cornbread with chipotle butter, coriander and lime. The lunch options are just as imaginative and as pretty as they are tasty: wild rice with a fried egg, purple broccoli, peas and mustard greens, or a vegan Buddha bowl with falafel, beetroot hummus, and naan bread, The bar turns out flawless coffees and great cocktails using premium spirits (do try the sriracha Bloody Mary). Their matcha latte with a shot of espresso and cocoa will bring you back from the dead, no matter what you did the night before.