Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio Restaurant in Athens, Greece

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: October 14, 2021

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Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio restaurant in Athens, Greece

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio is a lively and traditional restaurant located near Agias Irinis Square in Monastiraki.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio is located in bustling Monastiraki opposite the Church of Saint Irene in a pedestrian-only street. The idea behind the restaurant is to create a friendly space where friends can meet and laugh over tsipouro (Greek spirit) and mezes (small bites). The owner, Antonis, has designed the restaurant to look like an erstwhile village kafeneio (coffee shop) which doubled as a post office, tsipouradiko (place to drink tsipouro), and mini mart. The affordable menu features traditional Greek dishes, including meat, seafood, homemade pasta, and vegetarian options. Open till late, the place is very lively and family-friendly, and the service is very hospitable. The original branch is located in Fokionos in central Athens.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio Hours and Information

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Hours: 7 am to midnight every day.
  • Website: pame-tsipouro-pame-kafeneio.gr
  • Location: Aiolou in Monastiraki, with a second branch in Fokionos.
  • Telephone: +30-210-325-0208
  • View: The restaurant is located on a busy pedestrian-only street with lots of boutiques and restaurants, hence views are of people walking by and the Church of Saint Irene opposite it.
  • Parking: The nearest parking garage is 250m west of the restaurant.
  • Metro/Bus: Monastiraki metro station is 300m south. Monastiraki bus stop is 200m south, just before the metro station.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio restaurant

The restaurant offers outdoor and 2 levels on indoor seating.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio decor

The inspiration behind the decor is a vintage Greek kafeneio (coffee shop) which was also a drinking hole, post office, and mini market used by the entire village.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio bar

The decor is colorful and grocery products are prominently displayed across the restaurant.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio indoor seating

There are 2 levels inside with a central atrium adorned with vintage ads.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio indoor seating

The second floor dining area is smaller but similarly themed.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio indoor dining

The kitchen is internally connected between both floors.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio salad

The traditional menu features a colorful Greek salad.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio feta saganaki

The Feta Saganaki with honey and sesame is a must-try.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio kebap

The beef kebap with homemade yogurt dip and potato chips is delicious.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio bifteki

Traditional bifteki (hamburger) with dip and chips.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio

Their specialty is homemade kritharaki (Greek pasta in the shape of long-grained rice) with chicken in a light tomato sauce.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio walnut cake

No meal here is complete without their homemade walnut cake.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio decor

Some of the walls feature beautiful black and white photos of old Greece.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio mini market

Since a traditional kafeneio also doubled as a mini mart, groceries are displayed prominently throughout the restaurant.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio decor

A vintage table is stacked with memorabilia such as a guitar, an old typewriter, weighing balance, sewing machine, and lamp.

Pame Tsipouro Pame Kafeneio evening

The restaurant installs even more tables outside in the evening, which get packed with hungry customers out for a good time immediately.

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