Mousiko Kafeneio (roughly ‘music café’) is more than just my neighbourhood café/bar; it’s a genuinely awesome spot, somewhere you can expect the cool locals to hang out at. Always packed, it has the perfect atmosphere, and deciding whether to upload a photograph of the interior or the exterior and the time of day was tougher than I thought. It’s at the perfect location, on a pedestrian zone close to this Athens’ neighborhood, Nea Smyrni, central square, playing music right up my alley, throwing parties and featuring live bands every so often… I’d say it has just about everything going for it, really.
The only problem is that it’s so close to where I live I can literally sit on my balcony and count the people sitting at Mousiko Kafeneio at any one time. That’s the only reason I don’t go there as often as I would otherwise; it almost doesn’t count as going out!
That said, I would be coming here much more often if I didn’t live in Nea Smyrni. I suggest you take my place, preferably closer to the evening when the square is livelier and the colour of the light is prettier. Keep in mind that their coffees all go for €2.50 and on Sundays you can have a cocktail for merely €5 and we have ourselves a winner.
Tram stop Agias Foteinis will get you far. Goes well with a walk in the Alsos.