Mpazin Snack-coffee

Written by on April 7, 2012 in I Eat Greece, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(No website found at time of publishing) – Olympia, Greece

How I heard of this place: We walked by. We saw oranges. We went in.

Type of cuisine: Simple snacks and coffee, an extensive bar, frozen beverages, deli sandwiches, ice cream, espresso beverages and fresh squeezed orange juice.

Ambiance: The pink awning over the heads of three, middle-aged, Greek men, sipping on Greek coffee and bottles of water seems laughable. And then we see the bowl of oranges, vibrant and ready for squeezing. We enter the open space where four doors could fit, into orange-amber glow of the lit space. We take note of the seating options available to our right, small, round, wooden tables with matching chairs, latticed backs, and glass shelves displaying bottles of alcohol just beyond, but immediately turn to our left, where the ice cream and orange juice lie in wait. The glass display, extending from the miniature tiles creating the wall is piled high with a variety of sub sandwiches, individually wrapped. The top of the display: a condiment bar, as is the top of the ice cream display case: a condiment bar for chocolate, caramel and strawberry syrups. A small bar space with an array of bottles on shelves in front of a mirrored wall, an espresso machine and flavored syrups leads the venue back to the loft seating area, complete with Shakira music video playing on the big, flat-screen hanging at the back wall.

What I ordered: One scoop of karamel ice cream for Chris and a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice for each of us. Yum! 

What I loved: The orange juice can never be beat, but the caramel ice cream was perfectly sweet and caramely, with gooey caramel swirls and almond chunks.

Why I loved it: Fresh squeezed orange juice. Period.

Cost: Low to average (€1.50 for one scoop of ice cream, €3 each for 16-ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice)

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