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Breakfast and brunch at Zaf cafe in Athens.30-04-2018 16:48
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
Zaf cafe is located in Agia Irini square, very close to Monastiraki and Syntagma square (5’ walking from each) and to Ermou street with the numerous stores.
This square, which first begun as an alternative, gay friendly spot, turned into one of the hottest meeting points in Athens, the ultimate “all day” thing! Perfect for a coffee break for the thousands of the citizens who work in the capital, or a drink with friends at night, but also an interesting place for the foreign visitors who would enjoy the atmosphere, the events, quality food and many more.
Zaf is a cozy cafe bar restaurant with a beautiful interior space and some tables on the pavement. Its refreshed menu includes 11 new brunch choices that will amaze you!
We tasted most of them and we went crazy for the fisherman omelette with salmon and Mediterranean herbs, but also for the double bacon tower (!) with scrabbled eggs, traditional bread, bacon, cherry tomatoes and basil pesto. Delicious were the pancakes and the waffles, no matter salty or sweet. If you really want to taste something typical Greek, try the “strapatsada”, an old recipe for scrabbled eggs and fresh tomatoes… it’s the easy but delicious dish we’ve all been eating as we grew up, the one moms and grandmoms prepare quicky for their beloved.
All of the materials used are of high quality and absolutely fresh, which ends up to a delicious result, sure to satisfy your palate. The menu includes ideas from italian, spanish and german cuisine.
Zaf cafe opens at 10 in the morning. They just need half an hour for preparations and they are ready to serve you breakfast and brunch from 10.30 till 14.00 at noon. (* you can go on with other snacks and dishes afterwards).
So, if you plan a trip to Athens city, have Zaf Cafe on your mind. Before you wander around the town, visit our sights and museums or spend hours in shopping, take a break and the energy you need for all these through the delicacies of Zaf.
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