Category Archives: Alonnisos – Cafes

MeNTa Café in Patitiri

The MeNTa Cafe in Patiri opened this summer and is located  about 50 meters from the harbor where the Flying Cats and Dolphins arrive, at the corner where the road up to the Marpunta area begins. It is being operated by a very nice young man named Gerasimos, with much assistance from his mother Aliki, his sister Evina, and his girlfriend Katerina. We have known this family for many years now, and were pleased to see that Gerasimos chose to follow his heart and open this café on the island that he and his family love very much. His grandparents originally bought their property here over 50 years ago, so to say the least he has strong roots in Alonnisos.

With that said, I am pleased to report that MeNTa Café has a great selection of freshly prepared menu items. This includes breakfast foods, crepes (sweet & salty), sandwiches, a wide selection of coffee drinks,  smoothies and other beverages, home-made baked goods, fruit salads, veggie salads, ice cream, and much more.

MeNTa Café has truly brought a new flavor to Alonnisos, so be sure to check it out when you are in Patitiri.

Elia Café – Leftos Gialos Beach

Elia CafeDuring our 2014 trip we also had the opportunity to visit the Elia Café, which is located at Leftos Gialos beach on the land just in front of the Eleonas Estiatorio, a restaurant we have visited numerous times over the nearly 20 years we have been traveling to Alonnisos. The Elia Café is in a prime spot; with an unobstructed view to what many feel may be the most beautiful beach and bay on the island.

Eleni at Elia CafeThe Café, which is operated by Eleni (the daughter of Nikos & Magda of Eleonas) and her husband, features an extensive drink menu and serves snack-type food as well. The ambience is excellent, as is the service, which Leftos Gialo viewisn’t a surprise given the quality of service we’ve experienced at Eleonas for so many years.

The next time you are in Alonnisos, be certain to visit the Elia Café, as I can assure you that you will have a wonderful experience.