<Address> Aiolou 87 (Near Omonoia Square)
Sweets shop and cafeteria in a popular quarter, near Omonoia Square. Famous for its Loukoumades and Bougatsa, but it sells also savoury pies like tiropita (cheese pie).
Loukoumades are yeast leavened doughnuts served with sugar scirup. Krinos' syrup is mixed with honey. It costs €2.50 for a dish, and there were six pieces topped with generous quantity of honey syrup. Bougatsa is a individual pie contains semolina custard. You can find it almost any snack shops in Athens, but Krinos' Bougatsa tastes much better both in pie and in custard. One piece costs €2.40. They might seem a little expensive, but they are certainly worth the price.
It operates Macdonald's style self-service; you go to the counter, place your order, receive the food, and then pay. They will give you empty glasses that you will fill with water near the counter. I observed many bought only the sweets without ordering any drink. A frappé €1.90, which is cheaper than in many other shops around.
The shops seemed to be renovated recently, but it retains also the traditional structure.
(The information is of the summer 2005).