Your nose will immediately locate the city's oldest coffee store when you pass by the corner of Eolou and Panepistimiou streets. The strong smell of freshly ground coffee will lure you into the store, where you will find what the Greeks traditionally prefer: very strong coffee served in tiny white cups. Beyond the classic blends, Loumidis sells flavored coffee including almond, hazelnut, cinnamon, vanilla, orange and amaretto. The utensils needed to prepare strong Greek coffee—such as the traditional little pots and grinding mills—can be bought at Loumidis. The store also features a tempting selection of first-rate traditional sweets. Among others, you should try the sesame-based pasteli, the loukoumia flavored with honey, roses, almonds or mastic and the mandolata made of almonds.
- Type: Coffee
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Omonia