Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. They are scattered across Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Male African elephants are the largest surviving land animals and can reach a height of 4 meters and weight 7000 kg. Usually there are no elephants in Thessaloniki, we have just one. Our elephant is located just up from the busy Valaoritou Street which many youngsters choose for their nightly stroll.
It is a small cafe-bar on the corner of Sygrou and Philipou Street with a name that is perhaps a little ironic because it is called Elephantas (elephant).One of my friends lives nearby so I have been to the place at different times of the day. At mornings for leisurely coffee, on cold winter afternoons for a hot tea and a traditional “gliko tou koutaliou” (sweet preserves, my favorite is the sour cherry) and in the evening for amazing cocktails.
I love this café-bar because it is very close to the center and the hubbub of the city but at the same time it remains cozy, quiet, with wonderful funk, jazz, international music and the small TV that plays old black and white movies.