Santo Belto is a place that is perfect for brunch or dinner. It is located on Agias Zonis street, which stands for ‘the street of the Virgin Mary’s Holy Girdle’. Zoni also means “zone” in Greek, which couldn’t be more appropriate.
Kypseli is allegedly one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Europe. Though this myth was recently debunked, it is a cool yet crowded place. Entering Agias Zonis is like getting into a literal comfort zone. Although it starts from the bustling pedestrian zone of Fokionos Negri, Agias Zonis is a well-kept secret. Entering this peaceful, leafy pedestrian street means leaving the crowds behind and enjoying a quiet stroll to take in the chic architecture that survived urban reconstruction, or shop second-hand plants in the Papigion Project. A few months ago, three friends, Marina, Sotiris, and Elli, decided to create a modern and nostalgic space, making a playful pun with the name of the street.
Foodies can sample a variety of freshly-made dishes and natural wines in Santo Belto. Cocktails will leave you wanting more (try the mastiha spritz for a twist). My personal favorites are the fruit-sprinkled burrata and the savory cheesecake. Ingredients are seasonal and as fresh as it gets; Marina told us that the burrata is produced the day before it arrives in Santo Belto. There is more here than just food; Santo Belto carries a carefully curated range of handmade accessories and soaps. I am sure you will discover your new comfort zone.