It is a habitual thing on hot summer days to sit at the outdoor tables of this cafe with a newspaper and relax but I also love it on cold winter nights for an early drink with friends. Aerostato (=hot air balloon) is an old all day café-bar located in a well-hidden square of Athens, Proskopon square. It is smoke free and suitable for breakfast, coffee, snacks and drinks.
I like the casual atmosphere of this place but what I love most is the variety of people who hang out there: many artists, especially actors, mixed with locals of the neighborhood, and in the mornings there are some nice local old ladies who are always up for a chat. I have heard really interesting stories from them about Athens and the old days of this square.
You can visit Aerostato any time of the day and relax in one of the most classic cafes of Athens.