One of the city’s best kept hidden gem is the café, “Mob.” Tucked away, on the first floor of a preserved neoclassical building – just a minute away from the city’s busiest street, Egnatia – Mob is easy to miss. Nevertheless, visitors quickly fall in love with its minimalistic yet cozy environment, enticing them to come back over and over again. Mob first opened its doors at the end of September of 2016. Since then it has become a local hangout or “steki” as the Greeks like to call it. Upon entering Mob, one will notice it’s large windows, chill music and friendly atmosphere. Once an old house, the owner restored and revamped the area to give it a modern and simple twist.
But this is not just an ordinary café. The creator of this new edge café opened its doors for seminars, artistic events, live music shows, comedy shows and more. And, for all those jazz lovers out there, this is one of the few places in the city that hosts live jazz! Through these diverse events, Mob is aiming to promote the spread of creativity and innovation at a time where both seem to be deeply lacking for the Greek people.
Indeed, that was the vision of the owner, Vangelis Karis, an architect and engineer – to create a warm and relaxing space to help people escape the everyday hustle and bustle of the city. Mob’s selection of high quality coffee, long list of Greek wines, and of enough beer and finger foods to last you all night makes it an all-around-the-clock hang out place. Its open and luminous setting calls for study groups and casual gatherings throughout the day, while its mysterious ambience calls for eclectic wines and flirty dates till the early hours.
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