Elad Yifrach has made it his life work to bring his inspired travels into the home with his lifestyle brand L’Objet. Having traversed the world in search of unique beauty and localized culture, He has built a global following with his artisan eye and gorgeous collections.
With a passport filled to the brim, Elad nevertheless keeps coming back to his one of his great loves: The Mediterranean. He is constantly enamored with Its people, its lifestyle, its art, its way of life and of course, its food. When it comes to Athens, for him, the restaurant and cocktail scene couldn’t be any better. Here are his top picks for the very best in the Greek capital.
Situated in the suburb of Kifissia, this casual yet refined café is a spot for true design lovers. Patterned mosaic tiles pay homage to traditional Greek architecture, whilst the mismatched chairs give it a fun, modern vibe. The produce is organic and regionally sourced, making it popular with the locals. The perfect spot for a chill and relaxed breakfast.
Originally created by a local chocolatier, Zonars is one of the hottest addresses in town. Located by Syntagma Square, this Athenian legend was an artist’s hangout and a hot spot in the 40s, with many of its historical elements incorporated into the current design. The ambiance, music, and food + drink are all carefully considered…including decadent ice cream sundae desserts and expertly prepared cocktails.
This recently remodeled café is located in Kolonaki and was inspired by traditional Cycladic art – evident in the namesake museum building’s classical structure. Exquisitely designed, the giant sun roof allows for plenty of natural light to beam through the sculptural ceiling, whilst the wall of dense vegetation reaches all the way to the top. A seasonal menu of fresh, local cuisine is served up in the in a serene setting.
Situated on the rooftop of the trendy boutique hotel of the same name, its on a small street near the Cathedral Square, For obvious reasons, it’s the perfect spot for a sunset drink in a lively atmosphere, with an epic view of the Acropolis and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens.
Capanna is great for its fresh and delicious pizza paired with authentic Greek produce. It might sound like a weird combination, but it truly works. Set in the vibrant neighborhood of Kolonaki, It has a cosy, chic and intimate setting, and this fusion of Greek and Italian culture can also be seen in restaurant décor itself.
For simple and delicious street food, head to O Kostas, which has been a landmark in Athens since the 1950s, and is still a truly authentic experience. No frills, just get your sandwich at the counter and enjoy the explosion of flavors…like the Souvlaki, a traditional Greek dish made from cooked veal or pork, in a pita with yogurt, fresh cut tomato, parsley and onions.