Paparouna (translates to “Poppy”) is located at Ladadika, an area overflowing with bars, pubs, clubs and in almost every corner, a restaurant. So in between so many options there are two things that make me choose Paparouna most of the time.
First is the astonishingly good combination of the restaurant and the music they play, some jazz and lots of wonderful remixes. Second is the little cup of “soup of the day” they bring you before you order which every time, without fail, I practically inhale.
I guess I’m the weirdo that gets really excited over soup, but it’s really good soup. Of course afterwards ordering the big bowl and some of the many fantastic appetizers beats the main dishes for me. Try the Mediterranean gnocchi with fresh tomato and Cretan cheese, it’s really filling by the way, or the bundle in rizofyllo (I think it’s dough made of rice) with feta cheese, sundried tomato and olive pulp.
You’ll notice that the walls, apart from really bright colors, also host paintings as “mini exhibitions” for periods of time and all of this somehow matches perfectly the checkered floor. If the weather is good there are also tables outside, but you’ll be missing out on the music.
After you’re done with your meal, you can now enjoy a cocktail on one of the most colorful, latin-spirited cocktail bars, which Paparouna just introduced right next to the restaurant.