Lacandona is an area of rainforest which stretches from Chiapas, Mexico into Guatemala and into the southern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. But if that Lacandona is a bit too far away for you, why don’t you visit our Lacandona? And what is all this about?
Lacandona is a cafe – grocery store located in the center of the city. 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 chamomile from the mountains, nuttela from Mexico (this is my favorite one) but also handmade soaps and beautiful ceramics from Mytilene island. But as it is a cafe, you can also enjoy a double espresso from Ethiopia or a hot rakomelo. 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)!
*closed until August 30th.