Friday, August 6, 2010

Coffees of Greece: Because I am not there now

Maybe it's because everyone is either in Greece or taking off for Greece for their summer vacations that I'm feeling nostalgic. Last year during this time I tried my hand at bread making.  I wish I was there, but I moved to Portland instead, which is almost as good :) Coffee and Greece (and Portland!) go hand and hand so here are some coffee pictures from my last visit in February. The art of pretty coffees is not taken lightly in the motherland. Bring on the nostalgia!

Cappuccino Freddo, Costa Coffee, Panapistimio - Athens.

Cappuccino, Ski Lodge, Mt. Kalavytra

Marshmallow Mocha (I HAD to order this, it was just too bizarre!): Costa Coffee - Panapistimio - Athens

Frappe, Acropolis Museum, Athens

Hot Chocolate (Greek style), Centrale - Off of Ermou - Athens

Elleniko (Greek Coffee), Halandri - Athens

Cappuccino, Halandri - Athens

BEST FRAPPE IN THE WORLD, Centrale, Off of Ermou -Athens

My own Elleniko Greek Coffee, Philothei - Athens

Sometimes we don't drink coffee; we have tea, kardopita, ekmek and tyropitakias,  Pangrati - Athens

Village Greek Coffee - Stemnista - Arkadia

Nighttime coffees: Monte Carlos, Kiato


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fantastic! This is coffee paradize!



Helen said...

You're not going to believe this but I don't drink coffee in Canada. However, when I am in Greece, oh boy do I indulge. How can I resist all those decadent looking coffees? Don't you just love how they add a little cookie on the side? This is a great post Anna! Made me feel as if I were in Greece! Sucks that I'm not going this summer!

stuffycheaks said...

ohmygosh, some of these don't even look like coffee.. they look like dessert. More cafes here really need to serve their coffee with little biscuits or cookies

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

And I thought I was coffee obsessed! Wow! I love them Anna...(frappe in the summer is he best!)

Banana Wonder said...

Rosa - Beam me up!

Helen - You must get really jacked up when you're in Greece then, the coffee is strong! I love the biskotakia on the side. Ah, we can commiserate together since we're both not in Greece :P

Stuffycheaks - I totally agree about the little cookies on the side. It's a small touch but makes it all so much better.

Peter - And isn't it funny how frappes made my someone else are always better? I never like the ones I make!

weezermonkey said...

Fabulous collection o' coffee!

sophia said...

Wow. Never have I craved coffee so much. Now I'm just shaking my fist. Why oh why aren't I in Greece?

Banana Wonder said...

Weezermonkey - Thanks :)

Sophia - I am thinking the same thing! Let's go!

Ivy said...

Just returned from shopping and I am now enjoying my Greek coffee which is my favourite. Hope to see you in Greece soon. Pity we didn't know each other when you were at Pangrati. It is so near my house.

Kung Food Panda said...

Damn you coffee fiend! :P

Banana Wonder said...

Ivy - Next time for sure!

Kung Food - :) You know it!

Lenia said...

Such a lovely greek post!!!