I’ll use any excuse to visit a new restaurant and brunch is one of them! A few weeks before Christmas on a chilly Saturday morning I had brunch at Monsieur Barbu in the new “it” (thanks to Airbnb) neighborhood of Athens, Koukaki. Monsieur Barbu is an all day bar restaurant which serves brunch during the weekends. Its location is very ideal as it is close to Syggrou-Fix metro, tram and bus station.
The menu has short selection of burgers, sandwiches and egg dishes followed by desserts: pancakes, lemon pie, chocolate caramel tart. I should add that the desserts are developed by Greek food blogger Ioanna aka Pasta Flora. I went for a burger with egg (it was brunch after all), my husband for a tandoori chicken sandwich and my brother and his girlfriend tried the classic burgers.
We made sure to leave some space in our tummies for desserts: a slice of caramel chocolate tart and pancakes with peanut butter and jelly. The tart was very filling and delicious and the pancakes very light and easy to try at home!
To sum it, Monsieur Barbu is an all day bar worth visiting either for brunch or a drink. It’s location on a small park makes you forget that you’re in the center of Athens and a bustling avenue runs nearby!
Essential information: You’ll find Monsieur Barbu at 59 Falirou street, Koukaki, Athens. More information on their Facebook page.