How about sipping some nice coffee like in Athens? Let’s head to Yorgaki, the latest Greek café in Paris 9th arrondissement, a few meters from Pigalle. The first “Kafeneion” in Paris set on rue des Martyrs for a unique range of Greek drinks and culinary specialties.
And at Yorgaki, no coffee machines or coffee makers like you’re used to use but a Briki, a sort of small saucepan where you pour coffee, water and sugar and cooking everything thanks to the heat of sand. A method still used today by Bedouins in the desert and that found its way all the way through the story of the Mediterranean, especially in Turkey that invaded Greece until the independence of the country in 1830. Speaking of drinks, we also have Greek beers such as Fix or Mythos.
As for culinary specialties, Mediterranean cuisine fans will enjoy Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata, Taramasalata, Greek Choriatiki salad (based on tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, black olives, feta and spices), marinated anchovies and even Kalamata olives. We also go for the different desserts: Turkey’s delights, Kourabies, Portokalopita made locally or the famous Caprice cookies, sort of fine chocolate rolled cookies. In other words, all you need to treat yourself and travel to the Greek sun… Let’s go, friends, shall we?
From 1 July 2019 to 1 July 2020
45 Rue des Martyrs
75009 Paris 9
Métro ligne 12 station "Saint-Georges"