It came into our lives in December 2014 and it was evident very early on, that it would be one of the top entries of the year. The Clumsies –in 2015 it was featured in the 22nd place and in 2016 in the 9th place on the list of the World's 50 Best Bars– in Praxitelous street, is here to stay, and more importantly it is here to make our days and nights in the city centre even more interesting.
This is a unique version of an all day long spot, where you can have a cup of coffee, a drink or a cocktail as well as comfort food. This is why The Clumsies is not just another all day long cafe-cocktail bar, but much more than that.
The name itself is rather unusual. Here, five clumsy blokes with numerous skills -Lefteris Georgopoulos, Thanos Tsounakas, Giorgos Kaisaris (or the dream team of "Theory" in Halandri) along with talented Vasilis Kiritsis and Nikos Bakoulis- joined forces to provide (another) reason to love the city centre.
The Clumsies is housed in an imposing listed building that will remind you of a house, and which takes you back in time with scents and images of "good old Athens". From 1900 until recently, taverna "Doris" made its own history here, as it was a popular choice among gourmands in Athens, a philosophy also adopted by The Clumsies. The Nine Design team, who have designed some of the most successful venues in Athens, are the ones who created the interior design. The hall will remind you of a house, the bar is elegant, the covered patio (which will be open weather permitting) will remind you of a courtyard, the rear space with the massive monastery-type table is ideal for large groups who know how to have fun, while the steps leading to the upper floor will make you curious.
What is available here? Let's start with the coffee which is of excellent quality (Antica Trostatura and Mind the Cup specialty coffee) and the breakfast that you will love. Behind the food menu is the "The Clumsies" team of chefs, with some tasty suggestions remaining from the previous and successful collaboration with the team of the famous Coocoovaya restaurant. These represent comfort food, while the dishes, as a concept, are complementary to your coffee or drink. The bao buns and dumplings, in various flavours, are worth trying since they were first served in an Athens bar and will definitely impress you.
Don’t miss every Saturday and Sunday 10.00-18.00 "The Sandwich Project" brunch by the chef Jean Charles Metayer with his baker brother Sebastian. The two brothers created exclusively for The Clumsies seven different sandwiches, each one with custom and unique bread with original ingredients and impressive presentation. The additional brunch options include the menu’s salads or the potatoes in the form of chips or jacket (stuffed).
As far as cocktails, the gentlemen of the bar, Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Mpakoulis, have done an excellent job. They have composed an unusual list that rouses the senses and makes your choice of the ideal cocktail a small adventure. Specifically, the list includes 16 different cocktails, classified according to a unique concept, as they are divided into cocktails from the past, present and future, while in each one the feeling and taste that they leave you if you choose them is described.
Here, you will also enjoy exclusively "The Clumsies Old Tom Gin", in other words the gin created by Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Mpakoulis in collaboration with the Roots Premium Spirits, as well as approximately 200 premium labels.