Lacandona is a cafe – grocery store located in the center of the city, only 5 minutes on foot from Syntagma Sq. Its main characteristic is that all the products are based on the fair trade market. This means that the products are bought directly from the producers, making for better trading conditions and promoting sustainability.
You can buy traditional products from Greece but also products from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Biscuits from Kythira island, tea and herbs, nuttela from Mexico (this is my favorite one) but also handmade soaps, crafts and beautiful ceramics from Mytilene island. But as Lacandona is also a cafe-bar, you can also enjoy your cafe from Ethiopia or a hot rakomelo (boiled raki with honey) while listening to nice tunes. If you are a lover of lemonade like me, please try the one with ginger and soda!
It’s open daily until 21:00, except Friday nights! If you are in Athens on Fridays do not miss its Mojito parties! The pedestrian area in front of Lacandona is full of youngsters enjoying Lacandona’s mojito, cheap beers and punk music (most of the times)!