Did you grow up playing Nintendo, Atari or Sega games? Do you keep a collection of ancient comics and magazines that remind you of the good old times? Do you enjoy a funky, retro atmosphere filled with memorabilia of the old days? If you do, retro-paradise Superfly Café in Athens is for you.
To be perfectly frank, I may be half a decade too young to truly appreciate Superfly, as a lot of the ’70s & ’80s stuff in there I don’t even recognise.
However, even I can appreciate the old (but still working) Amstrad and Amiga home computers, the board games, posters, donated VHS tapes from video clubs, figurines, vinyls, retro chairs -the ones whose seat was made of elastic bands of various colours- and tons of other stuff that decorate this café. Of all the places I’ve spotted, Superfly must have been the most difficult for me to take a picture of that would do it justice. Every little corner, every little shade of neon light, even the decoration in the restrooms, has its significance. My ultra-geeky friend has a field day whenever we visit this place.
The only problem is the location. It’s not too far from the city centre but to get there from the closest metro station (Evangelismos) you need to take a bus. Lines 203 and 209 will be useful as well as tram stop Zapeio – walking from there would also be a great stroll through an oft-forgotten part of Athens.