Open daily in numerous spots all over Athens Everest is a great convenient and usually budget option to fill up your hunger and you don’t want another souvlaki. Traditionally famous for their sandwiches, I remember eating at Everest more than 30 years now and usually get satisfied with their toasted sandwiches (where you choose what you want inside). Most of them have a long selection of already made sandwiches, pies (tyropita, spanakopita etc), salads, desserts/cakes etc
Normally you pay first, take your receipt and then make your order and show the receipt to receive your order. Some non greeks may get confused with this as they’ll have to explain before hand what they need but 99% someone from the staff will speak English to you anyway and if not just smile and point out the item you need) but to make things harder in some Everest you even have to pay for drinks and foods in different counters :) The prices are low for European standards, you’ll be happy to know that you can have a toasted sandwich with cheese, jam and tomatoes for just over 2 euros ;)
Some of them have some tables outside while others not but in general is a good choice. The last years they also focus on coffees, not just the regular ones but also some good blends (Arabica) with extra tops (masticha cream is always a nice addition to a freddo cappuciono, 2e for medium size, but the girl at Acropolis station seem to put less crème, the girl at Syntagma is always generous with it so we prefer her).
There’s no need to mention a specific one, my all time favorite is the one in Kolonaki (the very first of the chain that opened back in the 70s) because we used to hang out there after concerts in Lycabettus Hill during the early 90s but there are many Everest in most central spots (Syntagma, Omonoia, Monastiraki, Acropolis etc)
I used the Everest branch in Syndagma and spotted several others dotteed about the city.
They offer sandwiches, salads, 'toasts' (panini rather than toasted sandwiches), cakes and so on.
I found getting served a bit difficult, because it seems you have to pay before you get the food.......and my Greek is not up to explaining exactly what I wanted. The mostly-young and hugely busy staff did speak English, but not all of them spoke a lot of it. I think you also have to pay for drinks and food at separate counters, which also makes things a bit complicated.
However, with a bit of pointing and smiling I got what I wanted. The freshly-squeezed orange juice was lovely, the coffee more than reasonable and the walnut cake in the photo absolutely scrummy.
Very reasonably-priced, obviously extremely popular and a good place for a quick drink/snack. They have tables outside, so you can site down to eat if you want.
Everest has been since 1965 when the first store was opened in Kolonaki.Today there are 71 fast food stores around Athens.The difference with Mc Donald’s and Goody’s is that many people prefer Everest for a quick coffee ,sandwich or pie(spinach, meat cheese etc)
Everests' are located all around athens. They are a great place to go in the middle of the night after leaving a club if you get hungry. it's very cheap, open 24/7, and the food comes fast, but it's not bad quality.
Favorite Dish I would say the best thing to do is to customize your own sandwhich. You can put anything you want on it, and then they put it on an oven and melt everything inside and make it warm. soooooo good!
Holy cow! I am so glad that I discovered Everest. Basically, this plac is the McDonalds of Greece. It has wonderful pastries filled with feta and other local treats that I had never had. I am sure that most people who live in Athens hate the place if I like it, but thats why I am a tourist! This place is cheap, good, and open early and late; everything a hosteler needs.
The Everest Cafeteria has good, inexpensive food. They have Greek specialties and deli sandwiches.
Favorite Dish I had a good cheese pie for just 1 euro.