This large and chic bistro is a true invitation to travel and takes us to discover the flavors and the colors of Greek gastronomy, from breakfast to dinner. With friends or family, come and enjoy colorful and tasty dishes and simply take your time.
In the morning, have a seat at the counter for a typically Greek coffee served with koulourias, small round sesame breads and lukewarm bougatsas (delicious homemade pockets with cream and cinnamon).
At lunchtime, share big salads with Mediterranean flavors, spike-roasted farm pork gyros or candied beef cheek. As for us, we went for - as a starter - the kolokithokeftedes (€6), a rather harsh name for these delicous fritters made of zucchinis, feta and fresh herbs.
We couldn't resist either the feta psity (€7), baked and covered in aromatics and confiments, and the spanakopita (€8), a generous bun filled with spinach sprouts, fresh wild herbs, pepper and feta. This lunch starts very well.
We continue our discovery of Greek gastronomy with squid (€17) served with lukewarm potatoes, parsley, smoked pepper, it was oh-so soft; and the lamb's shoulder kebab (€19) thinly minced and grilled on a spike and served with lemon-candied potatoes (so good) and toasted pita.
As for desserts, Le Grand Café d'Athènes serves original and very mouthwatering ones. We went for the loukoumades (€9), traditional hot buns made to order and served with cinnamon ice cream and honey syrup; Otto's Vermouth roast figs (€9), homemade vanilla ice cream, light whipped cream, what a success!
And for dinner, enjoy cocktails based on Greek alcohols such as Mastiha – a mastic alcohol only made on the Chios island – or delicious Greek wines.
A beautiful address that perfectly translates the love of the two founders of Filakia to Greek gastronomy and products.
From 27 July 2019 to 31 December 2019
Le Grand Café d'Athènes
74 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
75010 Paris 10
Métro Château d'Eau, ligne 4