Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic coffee, people who know their coffee.
Saturday and Sunday, a pedestrian street running past The Acropolis is turned into a street market, The Underdog is just off this street.
Now four world champion baristas. Manos Mamatis, No 2 Coffee in Good Spirits World Championship 2017.
- 2008 Tasos Delichristos
- 2015 George Koustoumparais
- 2016 Michalis Dimitratopolos
- 2017 Manos Mamatis second place
Not bad for one coffee shop.
I had the honour and privilege of being served by Manos Mamatis. I learnt a lot from our conversations.
As with Taylor Made, ultra trendy. I later learnt the same designer.
Avoid Sunday if wish to relax, very busy and the noise on entering deafening.
The Underdog supply coffee to other coffee shops, though as with Square Mile in London, exact high standards if you wish to use their coffee.
At the weekend from Acropoli Metro Station, stroll along Dionysiou Areopagitou, it runs between the Museum and The Acropolis. Do not visit The Acropolis at weekends, too crowded. Then turn around to the right along Apostolou Pavlou. At weekends lined with stalls and musicians. It also leads a back way into Agora of Athens. Past a few cafes and bars, then more stalls. Eventually Thisio Metro Station reached. Backtrack to the bars and restaurants, and take a turning to the right for The Underdog. Easily missed as a fairly nondescript building on the outside.