Shedia (Σχεδία) went out in the Athenian streets 10 years ago and remains the only street newspaper in Greece. It is sold by people facing homelessness or other socially-marginalized individuals. It has been a big hit so the next step for the team was to create a space embracing all the values behind Shedia and bringing together like-minded individuals. Thus, Shedia home opened its doors in a beautifully renovated building in the city center. Renowned chefs helped set up the menu and train the staff, giving them a second chance in their professional lives. The food and the drinks menu are closer to an upscale restaurant yet at reasonable prices.
The next step was setting up Shedia art, a unique project: not only socially vulnerable people are trained to create art objects but these creations, ranging from jewelry to everyday objects, such as these lovely pots, are made up of recycled Shedia newspapers. You can either shop online or while enjoying your cocktail or brunch. There are also many workshops for kids and adults so keep an eye on their social media. Shedia is heavily focused on sustainability and inclusivity: pets have their own menu, the menu is also offered in Braille, and the oil used is produced by the Niarchos park trees and then recycled, just to name a few initiatives. There is a small blackboard where Breton’s phrase is written “Human is the answer, whatever the question is”. Visit and support Shedia, we are lucky to have each other!