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“Lovely pastries and atmosphere, nice people, service needs improvement”
Review of Village Bakery

Village Bakery
Ranked #1 of 4 Bakeries in Athens
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This Athens institution has a wonderful selection of cakes and pastries, good coffee and good wifi. I visited several times during my week in Athens. The people working here are wonderful folks, friendly and helpful. It's the sort of place you can spend an ideal relaxed morning.

The only issue is that it gets busy and the methods of service don't work that well so things can break down and become too slow. I would really recommend, as this is a popular place, investing in a professional who could come in and revolutionise the ordering and delivery system. For example, everyone pays and takes a seat, then staff come out with the order, rather than waiting whilst pastries are plated up at point of sale; or better, separating takeaway service from sit down service using 2 till points. For alas, unless you have time to spare you would have to think twice about visiting, and then you would have missed something very good.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The food is fresh, local and sustainably sourced. The cafe is also fossil fuel free. Both of these points are worth supporting.
The bread, cakes, sandwhich sand salads are very tasty. Specials are also delicious. There is free wifi if you are a student wanting to study off campus.
I really like this cafe and often stop here while in Athens. I also very much like the small shop. You just need to make sure you are not in a rush. Even when there are only 3-4 tables of three or less people that have ordered food it still takes 40 mins or more for food to be made.

Thank Vicky K
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place has great food, all of it organic an locally sourced. When I called, they did not at first know if they would be open for Easter; they don't take reservations; and when I arrived, they didn't know if they had orange juice or not. Obviously, you need to have a bit of flexibility to eat here. Still, the food is delicious and moderately priced--my wife and I had brunch for about $26, featuring a very unique turkey sausage and egg biscuit and a strawberry clafouti with two coffees. If it's nice weather, sit outside on the generous covered porch!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been to Athens many time as my son attends school there however this was the visit to the Village Bakery. I was pleasantly surprised by the food and even more so by the atmosphere.

Thank Cynrounds
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great place to find local food prepared with thought. It is a great place to find healthy well-prepared food. All items on menu are great. Often it is too crowded to get in for lunch.

Thank pjm936
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