Is Latraac a cool place? No doubt, Latraac is a cool place. They know what is important for them and they put it in value, sure: skateboarding is the center of this space. So I wouldn’t be wrong if I called it a “skate park with a small coffee area” or a “coffee area with a big skatepark”. I like this place because it’s full of life and it’s perfect to drink a coffee or have a nice little brunch under the sun in wintery Athens.
I live very close to it and I have to say that having this place is great news for all of us. On one hand, they use a very nice space that otherwise would have been used to build apartments that would help the neighbourhood become more gentrified. On the other, they are encouraging young people to do sport, giving them great options to spend their free time. For those reasons I love drinking my coffee there as it’s a simple way to help them cover their expenses.
In summer they usually organise screenings and some other cultural events. Another great reason to pass by.