Athens Pastries #1 Krinos since 1923

Front of Krinos

The famous Greek Doughnuts “Loukoumades”

Back to the Varvakios Central Market, along a popular pedestral alley, here are Krinos cafe, in a traditional beautiful old building of Athens with columns, a place where the time went far before you were born, in the 20’s one hundred years ago ! When you enter, you’ll see a big rooms, with little white marble tables and vintage wooden chairs, a minimalist decoration on wall and ceiling fans. In the back a kitchen with few waiters who will waiting for your order. Nobody will inform you that you have to go there to order, because every Athens citizens know!

Interior of Krinos

You can first seat down and take a look at the menu fixed at each table. The menu is very minimalist as well for Loukoumades toppings : honey syrup, hazelnuts, chocolate or vanilla Ice cream. When you’re ready to order, go to the kitchen, take your tray, line up and order. Loukoumades plates are served with free glasses of water. So if you want act like locals, you don’t have to order beverage.

One plate, 6 loukoumades. But what is exactly a loukoumade ? A deep fried dough ball dipped in honey syrup. It is considered to be the oldest recorded dessert in the world. In ancient Greece, these deep fried dough balls were served to the winners of the Greek Olympics. They also had this dessert in ancient Persia and Egypt. In Ancient Greece, those sweet balls were prepared from fermented dough that was spiced with cinnamon. And thanks to Krinos, you can really have a back to basics flavor experience. For all fans of doughnuts, I highly recommend this place, one of the motherland of doughnuts !

Plate of Loukoumades with honey syrup, 3,5€

Enjoy it at

Aiolou 87, Athina 105 51, Greece

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Author: viniedaily

I'm an European citizen, living in Paris, who has lived in Taipei during 5 years before moving back in Paris for Work. Living in Europe gives me the opportunity to easy travel for 2 to 3 days and experiment new cultures and foods. That's what I'm doing during my free time! I love eat, discover new flavors and new cultures, through the way each people has to approach the meal time. For all those Cultures I've met, I create this daily diary, to memorize all the places I've been, and all the delicious food and flavors I've discovered. This is my personal blog, I would like to share it with you

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