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Smile Cafe Restaurant

#49 of 3,006 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Thissio / Makriyanni
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24 Syngrou Avenue | Tsokri Park 1 - Makrigianni area, Athens 11742, Greece
+30 21 0921 8911
09:00 - 23:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a backpacker vibe to it - very touristy, cheap, cheerful, friendly staff, tasty food. We enjoyed two meals here. The lamb klefiko was really scrummy and the gyros were very good value. Service in the evening was a little slow but nothing that the cheap, tasty wine couldn't fix! We weren't convinced by the doughnuts (very doughy)... More 

Thank Susie P
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading the great reviews I had high expectations. My children enjoyed their pasta dishes (meatballs and carbonara) and it was the first time I had gyros (chicken platter: gyros chicken, tomato, lettuce, fries, tasty yogurt dip). Food was fine and service was average to start with but then very slow when we wanted to order a dessert and continued... More 

Thank ruskinvilla
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good place, with excellent food and very kind people. Price is good and the menu has lots of opitions! Enjoy!

Thank Vinicius F
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11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food at this place is quite good. Very central location and the staff is friendly. Recommended for gyros plates.

Thank Max v
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44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only was the food amazing, but the service was super friendly and just plain amazing. We enjoyed it so much that we went back two nights in a row! Very affordable and great food, 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

Thank albet3342
Lansing, Michigan
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff make this restaurant a true treat. One of the owners served our large party of 10 and was wonderful in making recommendations and treating us like family. The restaurant has rocks that have been decorated by guests from around the world and sure as could be the owner showed us one from our home state of Michigan. The... More 

Thank Passion4History
Grantham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little restaurant. Such friendly service and amazing food. I would highly recommend for couples or families. We will definitely come back with our children

Thank Ellie H
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

managed to sneak in on a busy night and were made to feel very welcome. service was excellent and food. Traditional Greek fare and very tasty. Thank you very much.

Thank gordonyoung_uk
Seoul, South Korea
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Christmas day for dinner (one of the few restaurants to open) and enjoyed delicious souvlaki, pastitsio and Greek salad. The souvlaki meat was grilled just right - smoky aroma on the outside, but retaining the juicy texture on the inside. Pastitsio was deliciously cheesy, meaty, saucy and filling. Content with our hearty meal, we left the establishment... More 

Thank DubaiHongKong
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in Athens for holidays and we went to have dinner because of the good reviews the restaurant has, but it is much better. We went back the day after. The food is amazing, huge portions and really cheap, everything fresh cooked in front of you. But what is even better is the staff, they make you feel you... More 

Thank Victor T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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