18 September, 2011

Scoop @ Metro Mall, Agios Dimitrios

Last Saturday, we went to Metro Mall in Agios Dimitrios.

It is a big shopping center opened this year by the Agios Dimitrios Metro Station. It includes many shops, cinema, food court, restaurants and cafeterias. We went for a coffee.

The best thing about this mall is the view.

At La Pasteria, Flocafe, and Scoop there are tables with view. There are also tables outside, but when we went it was too hot to seat outdoor.

I like Flocafe, but to try something new, we entered the cafeteria called Scoop. The name I think come from the "scoop of ice cream", as the menu features ice cream.

Interestingly there was a mascot girl as if it is a club.

She was trying to entice any passers-by to her cafeteria. It was entertaining for me to watch her efforts.

I ordered a waffle with vanilla ice cream and milk chocolate. Except for the ice cream I liked, it was very average.

Coffee was served with a morcel of brownie.

The price is as high as in cafeterias of central Athens.

If I had lived close, I would have gone there from time to time. The parking is available for 1 Euro per hour, which is acceptable.

But I don't live nearby and don't see the revisit in near future.

11 September, 2011

Molly Malone's @ Glyfada

Friday after-work drive to Glyfada.

Gyufada is not special, but it is very easy to find place to park and there is a plenty of space to take a walk. These factors make Glyfada a convenient place to stop before going home.

Hubby not being very hungry, we decided to have a hamburger and a salad. The obvious choice would have been Hard Rock Cafe, but this time we wanted to try somewhere new.

That was how we entered Molly Malone's, an Irish Pub in Glyfada.

The place was thriving, the all the out door tables were already taken when we arrived. So we went upstairs and seated at a table.

Molly Marone's Glyfada

Although more than half of the patrons were Greek, I could recognized quite many are English speakers.

The menu was like that of the franchise pubs we used to go when we lived in UK. It brought us a nostalgic feeling.

We ordered, besides a pint of beer (5 Euro) & a diet coke (3 Euro), the following dishes.

Steak Sandwich (9.50 Euro). I was asked how would I like the meat and I asked medium. What I got I think was Greek medium, i.e. very close to well-done.

Steak Sandwich

It was totally devoid of green vegetables and potato wedges were disappointing, but the meat was tender and could actually cut with teeth (essential when you have to eat a steak in sandwich). It was under seasoned, but was fine with some drops of ketchup (we are speaking about pub food here, not a haute cuisine!).

Lack of green was supplemented by hot chicken salad (I think it was 9 Euro).

Chicken was marinated in 'Cajun seasonings) and slightly hot. Not an eye-opening dish, but pleasant enough.

In general, the quantity is rather small by Greek standard, but the food was not too much like fast food. It was cooked with a necessary care.

The total bill came to 27 Euro. The price did not reflect yet the recent increase in VAT tax at restaurants. If it were, the bill would have been 30 Euro.


If you are looking for beer and pub food in Glyfada, this is a good place to go. I.e., it does what it says.