- Cuisines: International, Fusion
NileGuide Expert Says:
Full of businessmen and retirees meeting for coffee and pastries in the morning. The evening changes mood completely; the youth arrive to soak in pleasant weather and good company.
NileGuide Expert tip:
The restaurant half of Aegli is called Cibus, while the part for coffee and sweets is called Lallabai.
For years, the bistro in the Zappeion Gardens was a popular meeting spot; when it closed in the 1970s, it was sorely missed. Now it's back, along with a cinema, a hip and highly recommended outdoor bar/club, and a fine restaurant. Once more, chic Athenian families head here, to the cool of the Zappeion Gardens, for the frequently changing menu. Some of the specialties include foie gras, oysters, tenderloin with ginger and coffee sauce, profiteroles, fresh sorbets, strawberry soup, and delicious yogurt crème brûlée. Tables indoors or outdoors by the trees offer places to relax with coffee. In the evening, take in a movie at the open-air cinema here before dinner, or have a drink and a snack at one of the nearby cafes. In short, this is a wonderful spot to while away an afternoon or evening -- and a definite destination for a special occasion.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010