Image by Dimitris Hall

Little Tree Books & Coffee – Turn over a new leaf

First off, a small piece of insight: “leaf” and “page” can both be roughly translated into Greek as fyllo – a book of leaves or a tree of pages, then?

I’d been looking for a good spot for studying and reading in the wider Akropolis/Koukaki area for quite a long time  – with limited success. Athens is famous for its insane number of bars and cafés everywhere, but few are what you’d call quiet, let alone places suitable for putting in some time for yourself and to enjoy the company of a good book.

Little Tree, opened in summer ’16, caught my eye before I’d even set my foot inside it with its cute decoration and large windows. Difficult to say which part it does better: being a super-cozy, quiet café, or a cute little bookshop. On the one hand: coffee, homemade cakes, pies and teas, and on the other, shelves upon shelves of beautiful publications ranging from children’s books, YA novels, Greek literature, poetry, philosophy and politics, among many others.

Admittedly, if you can’t read Greek, the bookshop part might not be as interesting for you, since the books in English are few and far between. They do exist, however, and maybe you can turn discovering them into a challenge to find the perfect gift.

One of the best parts I kept for last: you can actually see the Akropolis Museum through those large windows or, even better, the welcoming tables outside.

Offline Athens tips? Get our iPhone / Android app!

Full Athens map?
See spots nearby?

Get our 100% offline app now!

For just €3.99/$3.99

Details about this spot

Categories

Address

Kavalloti 2, Athens

Telephone number

+302109243762

Opening Times

Tue - Fri 08:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:30

Price

Hot lemonade: € 3

Check on Facebook

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)