Best Restaurants in Athens (in one single street)


How many eating out options can you ask for in a 350m pedestrian street in a residential area of Athens? The answer is more than you can think of! Our hostel is located one block away from Valtetsiou Street and we cannot feel luckier that our guests can try from Greek to international cuisine for every budget, daily and at all hours with in a walking distance. Food is not a joke in the Greek capital and our neighborhood’s businesses really keep the level high, ready to  offer you the culinary experience you were looking for even before you step your foot in Athens. What you will notice at a glance is that most of the customers in the restaurants we will suggest you in this article are locals. And they know, all you need to do is follow! All of us at Nubian Hostel in Athens are looking forward to accommodating you and when it comes to dining, our 24/7 reception will have an option for you that matches your taste and your budget. Valtetsiou street makes it so easy!


A very good suggestion for all hours of the day, Sousourada combines good-quality food with well-sorted materials. In its warm place, with its large glass windows and tables out, you will be served quality coffees, organic teas and fresh juices, full breakfast and brunch and vegetarian options. From 1pm Sousourada wears her culinary cap and offers a series of hot and cold dishes, pasta and varieties, along with very good spirits, a large list of Greek wines, selected foreign wines, drinks and cocktails.


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 44, Mavromihali St., corner with Valtetsiou
Open from 9am to 1pm daily

The Warehouse Project

Three experts in their field – coffee, wine and food – teamed up and created this all-day bar and restaurant and their reputation is already beyond  the Greek borders. Offering specialty coffee, an up to date wine list, a selective food menu to pair every wine, as well as an exciting cocktail and premium spirits list, its  a combination of Greek and international cuisine that will make you want go again and again while you will realize why this place is full almost every day with Athenians at all hours. For the really dedicated wine lovers, workshops and wine tasting can be booked for groups.


 21, Valtetsiou St.
Open from 9am to 2:30 am daily


The value for money option, with no compromise on the taste or the quality, Kimatothrafstis is a buffet restaurant extremely loved by the students of the area, the backpackers and everyone who is looking for a home-made meal on a budget. For €4 or €7 you can have from Greek to Thai, cooked by the owners of the restaurant daily and for sure you will leave with a smile and a full belly. If you miss your mama’s food during travelling, this is the place you were looking for.



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 49, Charilaou Trikoupi St., corner with Valtetsiou
Open from 1pm to 11pm daily


A little bit more expensive that the rest of our suggestions, but trust us, it worth every penny. Yiantes is a modern Greek taverna that serves fresh sea food, tasty salads, and mouthwatering meat dishes, all made with local ingredients in a courtyard that will make you forget that you are in the center of Athens. Combine your dinner or lunch with one of the organic house wines you will find on their list for a fine dining experience.


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 44, Valtetsiou St.
Open from 1pm to 1:30 am daily


For more than 10 years Salero is housed in a 1930’s Bauhaus building with a back yard that will leave you in awe. Here you can try Mediterranean cuisine, fresh pies, sea food and tapas, and apart from the main menu ask for the dishes of the day or for special menus that include full meals on a budget.  The list of wines includes Greek and international labels, and daily cocktail happy hours will surely prepare you for a dinner our of the ordinary.


 51, Valtetsiou St.
Open from 1pm to 2am daily


We finally got to the most Greek restaurant of the street. Since 1978 this family-run taverna serves authentic Greek cuisine that includes grills, casseroles and cooked dishes. As soon as you seat in one of the tables of its beautiful garden one of the waiters will welcome you with a selection of different appetizers for you to choose so you don’t have to order with a totally empty stomach. Take your time in Rozalia, enjoy the environment and feel like a local.



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 59, Valtetsiou St.
Open from 12pm to 12am daily


A street food option couldn’t be missing from our list, and as soon as you arrive to the end of the culinary street of Valtetsiou you will see the tables outside Achilleas waiting for you. Souvlaki is probably the most well-known Greek food and tasting it during your stay in Athens is considered a must, maybe even more than once. Pork or chicken meat lover combine your souvlaki with a cold Greek beer for the perfect lunch break.

 62, Valtetsiou St.
Open from 11am to 12am daily

Our little neighboring street has something to offer to everyone visiting the area, either it’s a dinner with friends overs sophisticated dishes paired with fine wine or a quick lunch break of Greek street food before you continue the city exploration. The cuisines diversity invites Athenians from all over the city and our guests have the chance to enjoy every day something different literally a few steps away from their hostel. And for those seeking for more, walking on the streets around Valtetsiou Street will reveal even more spots waiting for you to be sitted and served, always with a smile and the world known Greek hospitality.

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