Brunch is a concept that I fully immersed myself in last year while living in Boston. I remember being amazed at the queues I’ve encountered outside Sound Bites in Somerville, but when I did visit I understood that they wait was totally worth it. I visited on a week day though so I didn’t encounter any queues! Athens is slowly catching up on the brunch trend and there are many places in the city where you brunch is involved (eggs involved) but for me, there was one restaurant I absolutely wanted to visit: Mama Roux.
Mama Roux opened its doors 4 years ago in a small industrial looking space in Aiolou street. Its cuisine is branded as international as it’s a mix of Cajun/Creole, French, Greek and Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Tex-Mex with vegetarian and vegan options and a brunch menu for Sundays. The brunch in particular is very popular and it’s recommended that you make a reservation at least one day before (hint: that’s what I did too).
The brunch menu consist of a egg dishes: Benedict, Croque Madame and omelettes to name a few, burgers, salads and of course pancakes! I tried a Bellini with fresh squeezed orange juice (which makes all the difference) and Croque Madame with tomato, mozzarella and pesto. My husband got an orange juice with burger. Both were very delicious and can’t wait to return and to try more from the menu!
In true blogger style, I had to combine my experience about brunch in Athens with an outfit post! Note that this was shot back in mid October when I still wore short sleeved tops! Mind you, the high temperature is still in the 20s (degrees Celcius)! On that day I wore this quirky peach colored Guess waistcoat, blue pants from Ann Taylor, tank to from Hollister, bag and watch from Folli Follie.
After the brunch we walked up to Lycabettus Hill ring road (to burn off the calories) via Sina street were I had checked out a building I had spotted and loved (it’s currently my favorite building in Athens). From there we made our way to Syntagma passing through Kolonaki!