Discussing street food in Athens has inevitably led to Talking Breads in recent years. A place is known to have redefined street food in Athens and introduced the concept of slow street food. Two friends and chefs started this shop in Exarchion Square, putting it back on the city’s culinary map.
Everything starts with the excellent bread baked daily in the shop—fluffy brioche for burgers and soft, buttery bread for sandwiches. At the same time, the quality of the materials they use is excellent, and nothing is left to chance, from the meats (which are marinated and then braised or sous vide cooked) to the potatoes and the sauces.
When I visit Talking Breads, even though I have already thought and decided what I will eat, my decision always changes at the last moment in front of their menu. The decision is challenging with more than ten options for burgers and five options for sandwiches. My favourite burger is the Bacon Mushroom Melt, and my favourite sandwich is the Tika, which is slightly spicy and causes a chain of flavour explosions in your mouth from the first bite. Of course, the menu does not end here, as the pizza rolls become a separate proposition. Finally, two of the store’s desserts, Apple Caramel Pizza and Choco Psycho Burger, have their own fanatical audience that comes here just for them.
Talking Breads is the epitome of quality street food in Athens.