Athens is a city full of history, a city where ancient and modern architecture mingles. Modern cars make their way on the streets, passing by centuries-old ruins. Athens is a city of contrasts, with a unique vibe.
Sitting in the shadow of Acropolis, tucked away on a narrow street inside Psyrri area in Athens is the quirky Little Kook Cafe. This is not your traditional cafe with dull decor.
Little Kook Athens is a real-life fairy tale. With fairy-tale-themed decorations and delicious cakes, this cafe is popular among both locals and tourists.
In this article, I’ll share with you everything you need to know if you plan to visit Little Kook Cafe.
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1. About Little Kook Cafe in Athens
Even though this cafe was only opened a few years ago, in 2015, it has quickly gained many fans. Most tourists come and visit it due to the extravagant decorations but Little Kook Cafe has gained its own fans among locals.
Don’t be surprised if you’ll see many Instagrammers here. The place is perfect for pictures and right in front of Little Kook there is a cute narrow street covered by colorful umbrellas. It’s the perfect spot for photography enthusiasts. I must admit that I took a couple (or more) photos here :).
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When I visited Little Kook, the cafe’s theme was Mary Poppins. However, the themes are changed regularly and vary according to the season (Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s). If you’re planning to visit this unusual cafe in Athens, let me know in the comments how it’s decorated right now.
There is only one element that stays constant in the cafe’s design – the huge black dragon on the roof.
If you’re traveling with children, this is the perfect place to take them. They can enjoy a sugary dessert while immersing themselves in a fantasy world. Beware – the cakes are super sweet! Bonus – the cafe is smoke-free so you won’t have to worry about keeping the little ones away from the smoke.
Don’t be tricked to think that this cafe is only for children. You’ll see that the crowd is quite varied in terms of age. There is something magical for every age range at Little Kook Athens.
More AWESOME things to do in Athens:
- Enjoy the view of Acropolis from Aeropagus Hill
- Take a day trip to beautiful Meteora and admire the breathtaking views
- Take a day trip to Delphi, the center of the Ancient Greek universe
You’ll notice that the staff is also dressed according to the cafe’s theme. This really completes the experience and adds an extra touch of authenticity to this place.
The main neo-classical building has several rooms, all decorated with fairy-tale-like elements. There is a Cinderella room and an Alice in the Wonderland room. Step inside and no matter your age, you’ll feel like a child again.
If the cakes and sweets from Little Kook were not enough for you, you can try the nearby cafe. You’ll notice that the area is full of cute and colorful cafes selling crepes and ice cream.
The menu includes different varieties of both sweet and savory crepes, fruit salads, cakes, cupcakes, beer, wine, lemonade, and coffee. The names are quite interesting. Expect to eat “Dragon Lava” or maybe you’d prefer a “Banana’s Magic Kiss”?
3. Little Kook Cafe opening hours
Little Kook Cafe is opened every day, from 9 am until 1 am.
4. How to get to Little Kook Cafe
Little Kook Cafe is just a short walk away from Agora Square. The closest metro station is Monastiraki and the closest bus station is also called Monastiraki.
You can easily find this cafe on Google Maps.
While in the area, I recommend exploring more of this neighborhood, including Pl. Iroon. Here you’ll find a beautiful graffiti illustrating a pair of colorful wings.
5. Where to stay in Athens
Athens is a big city and finding the perfect accommodation can be challenging. I’ve searched for the best hotels, for every budget and I found some hidden gems. Here are my recommendations.
- Budget – Bedbox Hostel – excellent location, clean rooms, friendly staff, good amenities, fun activities
- Mid-Budget – Evripidou Suites – excellent location, clean and spacious rooms, beautiful design, excellent amenities
- Luxury – The Pinnacle – amazing rooftop terrace with view towards Acropolis, spacious and luxurious rooms, breakfast included, friendly staff, excellent amenities and location
If you’re looking for a theme cafe in Athens you have to visit Little Kook. It’s a charming place that will bring your childhood memories back. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section below.
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