Biftekares - Big burgers Athens

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Biftekares – Big burgers – Super local, well-hidden

If all my articles for Spotted by Locals were a crown, this would be the crown jewel! I am so proud to introduce this place, as this is something that merely 1% of Greeks know about! It is actually the canteen of a building on Karageorgi Servias 2, located on the 9th floor! Biftekares is a really small spot, with 6-7 tables, mainly outside, overlooking Syntagma Square. The old man that owns it, prepares 4-5 dishes.

Delicious burgers, small pizzas of his own making, french fries, omelet, Greek salad and sausages. That’s it! Beers, wine and local drinks are also on the menu and it gets really crowded every single day, so be patient! Keep in mind that once you locate the building, you go in and you take the elevator to the 9th floor. No signs there, no nothing. Even the doorman won’t let you know about the canteen.

Do not expect proficient English, but if you come with a smile and gesture a bit, you will be served eventually! This is probably the best hidden secret of Syntagma! Enjoy!

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Details about this spot



Karageorgi Servias 2, Athens

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00


Per person: € 8
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)