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Smile Cafe Restaurant

#53 of 3,032 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Thissio / Makriyanni
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24 Syngrou Avenue | Tsokri Park 1 - Makrigianni area, Athens 11742, Greece
+30 21 0921 8911
09:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the restaurant whilst in Athens. Great service and tasty food. We were looked after very well by the staff of the restaurant a family run business. Thanks

Thank Vishal K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking around for this cafe and found this while we are near Temple Of Olympian Zeus, and just try it. It was a quiet Saturday and not much patrons in it. We did try the grilled squid and also the pork gyros platter, we like it so much, it great and delicious..

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there today for lunch. Food was ok and service not good at all. Definitely an overrated place. Much better options available towards monastariki square. Disappointed

Thank pallavi k
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised on how tasty the food was! Large portions that even my finicky kids liked!! The hostess (owner I think) was friendly and made us feel right at home. You won't be disappointed!!!

Thank drj2210
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had our first meal here when just arrived in Athens (was nearly 10.30pm at night) and the Chicken Gyros (only 4 euros at the time of writing) we ordered was super good value and delicious, we had quite a few Gyros in the next 10 days after that and none of them was better. We had our lunch the... More 

Thank Roger Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here after touring the acropolis complex. It's a few blocks from the main complex so it's less crowded by all the tourists from the buses. The Greek coffee I ordered was not good (nearly solid) but the gyros (pork and doner) were fantastic and everything was reasonably priced. The staff was quite nice. Would stop here again if... More 

Thank Laura B
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251 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Smile. And I am talking about the one near Acropolis Museum. The one where you can draw in a stone for 1 EUR. The service was very friendly. I ordered grilled ocotopus with rice - lovely! My teenage son was very satisfied with his gyros. So yes, we would recommend this place to anyone going to Athens,

1 Thank Jenstockholm
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Smile at Monastraki on a friday evening. Its a typical cafe with a very antiseptic feel. The service was warm, but did not get a lot of options for local Greek food. We also missed our Sweet red wine. The food was ok, nothing to rave about. There are better options towards Monastraki Metro

Thank SRGanguly
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here while walking to the stadium and we're super glad we did! I had the doner pita and it was delicious. I was a little hesitant because I had seen a review saying that it came burnt and smaller than expected but when we arrived, the table next to us had ordered the same thing and it looked... More 

Thank Kay780
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The is the third time we have been, so disappointed this time we were served burnt kebab in burnt pitta bread. Left of course as could not eat not even sorry! Won't be back. I know they won't miss us but you should be ware

Thank Yaser M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Syngrou Avenue | Tsokri Park 1 - Makrigianni area, Athens 11742, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Thissio / Makriyanni
  • Neighbourhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0921 8911

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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centrepiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
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