If you're tired of being a tourist in Athens, have a meal at Dioskouri. The food is a very good though unpretentious version of the world famous Greek cuisine, served by friendly and efficient waiters. At first glance the place does not strike with elegance, but it's enough to just look carefully at some details - the clock on the wall, for example. And the presense of so many young people (prevalently local) is enough to prove that this is not your tourist trap.
Favorite Dish My mum loved the chocolate cake with icecream, but, take my advice - a light panacota is much better after the Christmas/New Year excess.
Dioskouri (named after Castor and Pollux, the twin brothers of Greek/Roman mythology) is one of the most popular ouzo restaurant places just behind Monastiraki metro station on a busy spot where you can watch the people passing by day and night on this noisy street (hence 90% of their customers choose the outdoor seating under the huge tree where it is always busy). The problem is their service, a weird cold attitude especially for those who are there just for a coffee break and not for their expensive meze or other food options.
A friend asked for fredocino and the rude answer was if you want posh coffee like this go somewhere else! We took a frape coffee was at 3e and I took a glass of white wine (3,50e) which arrived with… nothing, same applies if you have ouzo or tsipouro, which is non acceptable in Greece… ok we got it, you don’t care to see any of us again… Tourists seemed happy though no matter how slow the service was or the lack of receipt or their overpriced food