Avissinia opened as a small tea room, the meeting point of local artists or people “with an artistic soul”. Athenians endorsed it and gradually it transformed into a restaurant. People of arts still meet there for lunch or dinner.
What makes the biggest difference in Avissinia is its atmosphere. With its decoration and whole aura, it takes its visitors to a journey to old Athens. The live performances on weekend afternoons contribute a lot to this feeling.
The other distinctive feature of Avissinia is its location. In the heart of Monastiraki, next to the old market, it looks like a place to hide while being lost in the colors and music of that unique neighbourhood. Also, the view to Acropolis from the terrace on the first floor is magical, especially in the evening.
If you wish to sit at the terrace, it’s better to make a reservation.
Tel: 0030 210 321 7047
Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00 – 01:00