In the most beautiful café in the city, the Viennese café in the lobby of the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens, the rich aroma of hot beverages mingles with the tempting scent of delicious sweets, together creating a unique atmosphere of enjoyment every hour of the day, every day of the week.
Afternoons at Café Vienna – enchanting live music
Enter a magical place where time seems to slow down or almost stop altogether, where voices soften, rich aromas beckon and gentle music seduces the senses. This is Café Vienna, where every winter afternoon after 6 o’clock live piano music creates a backdrop for your special moments, ideal accompaniment for every personal or professional rendezvous.
We urge you to indulge in a hot drink and accompanying pastry or sweet and then surrender to this enveloping atmosphere of peace and tranquility – a special oasis of relaxation for your afternoon, evening or daily pleasure. As when we were children, when a warm dessert and a musical toy could inspire a bright, spontaneous smile.
At Café Vienna, every afternoon from 6 p.m. live piano music, unique refreshments and delicious pastries and sweets!
For the entire month of November, Bistrot Vienna will be offering a variety of delicious dishes featuring native produce bearing the European designations PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication). These special products have carried the Greek flag to restaurants and dinner tables around the world and have made Greek produce synonymous with taste and quality.
Authentic, guaranteed and protected Greek produce
We welcome you with PDO olives featuring a variety of colours, sizes, textures and acidity from various regions and islands of Greece, among them the world-renowned olives from Kalamata and Amphissa, the celebrated “throubes” of Thasos and the great green olives of Halkidiki. Alongside these treats… what other than the last word in Greek cheese: Feta, served pané with crushed pistachios (also PDO) from the island of Aegina. Further specialties include fig jam from Kimi, sweet as honey – and honey itself, rich and naturally nourishing from the wildflowers and herbs of Mt. Mainalos. The appetizer menu is rounded off by the famous fava (chickpea purée) from Santorini with olives and Cretan rusks and with a special Greek salad made using uniquely tasty potatoes from Naxos, exceptional ladotiri (cheese preserved in olive oil) from Mytilini and vinaigrette dressing featuring tangerines from Chios.
Unique places, rich earth, incredible produce
Every place has its specialty known to gourmet aficionados. And every product has its place: beautiful, fertile and with climate and soil perfectly suited for the cultivation of products exceptionally high in nutritional value and distinctive flavour. From the fields and green slopes of Elassona the lamb selected by our chefs is prepared lemonato, accompanied by a purée of giant beans grown alongside beautiful Lake Prespes in the north, and roasted eggplant from Leonidio in the south. For dessert we present apples from Zagori on Mt. Pelion, crunchy and aromatic, sprinkled with Corinthian raisins and honey from Mt. Mainalos – alongside a mousse of sweet and fluffy anthotiro (whey cheese made from sheep's and goat's milk). A feast of flavours à la Grèque – at Bistrot Vienna for the entire month of November!
It’s once again time to set up the family tables at the restaurant of the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel of Athens. Here we know how to make the Sunday meal a truly special occasion, full of wonderful memories, with a buffet of fantastic flavours for all tastes and ages, and with live music to entertain and complete the sensory experience. And don’t forget our exceptional group of specially trained staff who promise to keep your little ones happy and absorbed in interesting play activities.
A performance from the Shadow Puppet Theatre for the 28th of October
On the October 28 national holiday, Cafezoe offers its younger visitors a performance by Kidarte and the Shadow Theatre of “Karagiozis and the “No” of ‘40”. The purpose of this performance is to acquaint children with the history of the famous “No” declared by the Greek people to the Italian invaders in 1940 – leading to enlistment and Karagiozis, Barbagiorgos, Stavrakas and the rest of their friends all dressed in khaki. A captivating performance that entertains and educates at the same time. On the same day, the buffet at Cafezoe, loaded with traditional dishes and treats, will bring back happy memories of family dinners long ago and will add new tastes and experiences to that rich tradition.
So, starting in October, our Sundays and holidays have a common meeting place: Cafezoe!
One of the most internationally popular cuisines – Mexican – is widely loved for its rich flavours, its colorful dishes, the balance and variety of its spices and for one of its fundamental ingredients: corn. Bistrot Vienna showcases Mexican cuisine for the entire month of October with dozens of dishes featuring: fresh burritos, tortillas and fajitas filled with traditional beans, meats and salads, which balance the hot tastes and cool the palate.
TEX-MEX. Mexican flavors à la Bistrot Vienna
Cilantro (coriander) and chili powder are two of the most basic spices in Mexican cuisine, and with these two evocative flavours the chefs at Bistrot Vienna “dress” their famous Mexican salads. And then we have the tacos, burritos and fajitas filled with meat (chicken or pork filet), beans and the famous guacamole – the avocado sauce which cools the mouth and stimulates our health. And for dessert, pudding with cinnamon and vanilla, two other ingredients beloved by the native inhabitants of Mexico, cherished and embellished over time.
At Bistrot Vienna every month a new cuisine takes center stage
In the sublimely relaxing atmosphere of Bistrot Vienna, each month features a new internationally distinguished cuisine – prepared and presented in its finest versions by our own renowned chefs for your tasting delight. Join us, month by month, for a delicious and exciting tasting tour of the world’s greatest cuisines.