Portatif cafe-patisserie in Kolonaki (on Sina Street) brings to mind a romantic Parisian bistro and takes us to one of the French capital's picturesque corners, somewhere in Marais.
Portatif stands out for the fresh, homemade sweets prepared daily in its workshop by Tasos Lytras (owner and pastry chef) and his team, and is a well-established meeting point in Kolonaki for sweet treats without guilt!
It's menu focuses on quality and is full of delicious proposals that will make your choice difficult. Here you will try cheesecake Oreo or cheesecake praline, tarts in seven different flavours (banoffee, Bueno, lemon, chocolate, pastry cream with strawberries or seasonal fruit, pistachio, Lila Pause) depending always on seasonal raw ingredients, millefeuille, profiterole and Bueno profiterole, chocolate pie, eclairs with various fillings (chocolate, pistachio).
Some of its unique proposals are the following: tiramisu, apple pie, bitter chocolate tart, red velvet cake and homemade butter croissants, plain or with three different fillings (chocolate, Bueno, pastry cream with strawberries).
Some of its savoury proposals include Quiche Lorraine, medium size pizza prepared in the workshop and handmade, homemade cheese pie.
It also pays attention to the quality of the coffee, as you get to choose between two coffee varieties, with the single variety coffee from Brazil (renewed every six months) being used for hot coffees and 100% Arabica from Brazil and Colombia for cold coffees. Its advantages include the fact that behind the bar it has specialized barristi, who express their artistic concerns through impressive latte art. Its catalogue includes also many options (10-12 varieties) in tea blends and other beverages.
You should definitely try the hot chocolate beverages, made with melted chocolate, not powder, in four flavours: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, gianduja chocolate and white chocolate. The connoisseurs will be temted to choose one of the more intricate flavours choose Portatif chocolate with dark chocolate, cinnamon and orange or the one with milk chocolate and star anise.
It has a sister store in Exarchia (Mavromichali Street & 16, Kallidromiou Street). At Portatif Factory, which operates both as a pastry workshop and a patisserie, you will find all the sweets from the catalogue of the store in Sina street, as well as some additional pastry creations with a twist that excite you.