THE RABBIT PUNCH
These past few months I had the chance to spend much more time in Greece than usual, so I decided to make the most of it. I’ve already shared on Instagram a few spots I got to discover while in Athens and as promised, a full review of my absolute favourite ones will be included here on the blog (check this post for the first part). First up, The Rabbit Punch which I’m sure you’ll love too!
The Rabbit Punch is one of the latest additions to Athens’ third wave coffee scene which has been warmly welcomed by locals. The team behind this new kid on the block is the same running one of the most popular cafes in Athens, the Underdog in Thisseio. These guys know their stuff when it comes to speciality coffee: Michalis Katsiavos came fourth in the World Barista Championships of 2018 and Michalis Dimitrakopoulos was awarded in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship in 2016. Needless to say, coffee here is great! The Rabbit Punch team selects coffee beans from farms they visit in Panama, Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Guatemala, and then grind them at The Underdog Roasters. New origins will be added over time, so stay tuned!
The space is light and modern; my favourite elements being the neon sign (same that you can find in the Soho branch of Grind in London!) and the yellow Simonelli Vitoria Arduino coffee machine. The long wooden counter sets the tone for the novelty that The Rabbit Punch team wanted to introduce here: the combination of good coffee with alcoholic concoctions to create original cocktails. So there you have it – part cocktail bar, part coffee shop that serves brunch. This was all music to my ears, so I made sure I had the Sundried Margarita served with salted Mexican coffee around the rim which is a must-try.
Now on to the food! The aim is to offer healthy yet indulgent dishes, although tbh I think that the food leans towards the indulgent side of things. Brunch is served until 4pm and includes a few dishes I really liked, such as the croque madame and creamy eggs benedict with pastrami. As from midday until midnight though, more options are available, including pizza, hot dogs and last but not least, nachos with chilli or melted cheddar. If you have a sweet tooth, go for the praline pancakes – they’re so good!
If you are a coffee lover or just keen to try a new brunch spot in one of the the Greek capital’s most up-and-coming neighbourhoods, do try The Rabbit Punch. And don’t forget to share a picture with me using the #seemyathens hashtag!
|Address: Effranoros 40, Athens 116 35, Greece|
|Telephone: +30 210 7567840|
|Website / Facebook page|