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Smile Cafe Restaurant

#51 of 3,017 Restaurants in Athens
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Neighbourhood:
Thissio / Makriyanni
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24 Syngrou Avenue | Tsokri Park 1 - Makrigianni area, Athens 11742, Greece
+30 21 0921 8911
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Oxford
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was fortunate enough to meet up with and become friends with a local Greek woman. She took me to "Smile" at 24 Syngrou Avenue which is run by mother and daughter. There is another "Smile" somewhere in the Plaka area which is run by father and son (husband and brother of the two at 24 Syngrou Avenue). Truly a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant twice in our stay to Athens for the delicious gyros! Good portion sizes and very yummy. Loses a point as the owners sit around smoking in the conservatory bit which is a bit offputting for Brits who aren't used to smoking indoors.

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greek salad, gyro, desert and a glass of wine for 10 euros food was tasty and service was friendly. Happy customers 😃

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Thank oostell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and endearing. The food was great. Everything that we ordered was prepared to our liking. Recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Thank Oscar R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Athens this evening, and after checking into the hotel, we headed out for dinner. Smile Cafe happened to be up the road from us and we thought we would give it a shot. My 4 year old had a plate of napolita penne pasta and a portion of fries. He loved his meal. My husband and I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant, friendly Personal, takes time talking to you. Good menu Card, love their Calimary. Prices not too expensive, price quality food good. Sitting in the front smoking allowed. Inside no smoking permitted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to eat traditional greek food at a low cost and great service. It's near Athens attractions and close to public transportation .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is excellent and the family that runs Smile is very friendly. The Greek salad is fresh and flavorful, and the house wine is very good.

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Thank Nick S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken gyro was outstanding, house white was great and the staff were warm, funny and welcoming. Highly recommended for a bit to eat and glass of wine after a long day of sightseeing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a set dinner there for €10+€12 per head with a soft drink (wine optional) Greek salad with bread, spanakopita and a dessert. All part of the set. Very very tasty and such a nice friendly server. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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