The wintertime in Southern Crete has started, even if it doesn’t feel like it yet! And each year we have the same question: where to go for coffee or dinner during the winter month.
The olive harvest is in full swing and the sound of the generators dominates the region. It is wonderful to spend the days outside, some still go swimming, and others just enjoy the warm rays of sunshine with a coffee or beer in one of the few open cafes or taverns, because most of them are closed here in southern Crete over the winter!
So where can you go to have something to drink and eat? We checked the region and found some ideas for your next coffee break or cozy winter dinner. You have more options than you may have thought:
open every day/coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sweets, snacks, juices, and drinks
open every day, and also for lunch! Great food, great view – one of my favourits
open every day / good food, a nice view, and an oven to keep you warm
open every day, fresh fish and other greek dishes
open every day, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sweets, snacks, juices and drinks. Sport streaming on large screens
open every day from noon until night, a cozy place with tasty food
closed on Mondays
Open every day from 6.00-22.00. on the weekends they often have events like Musicians there and are open until nighttime. You can check them and their events out on Facebook.
Cafe, food, and drinks! Open Monday 8.00-17.00. Tuesday – Saturday 8.00-02.00. Sunday 8.00-2.00
Here you find food and coffee. Monday-Friday 13.00-03.00. Saturday & Sunday 10.00-03.00
Every day from 06.00-02.00. Coffee and snacks.
Tuesday-Sunday 17.00-00.00. Pizza, Pasta, Salads and some Greek dishes.
Every day (except for Wednesday) 15.00-00.00
Maria offers coffee in the morning and delicious food in the evening every day. The stove makes it a cozy place where villagers gather.
Open 08.00 -11.00 and from 17.00 -22.00
Stylish Restaurant with good food, sometimes greek music events. Open Thursday until Sunday
Perfect place for a mix of food, drinks, and meeting people. On the square with heating outside. Open Wednesday until Sunday
They offer many nice smaller and bigger dishes and good salads. A place for younger people. Open every day
Traditional food in a cozy space. In addition, good wines and a nice atmosphere. Open every evening.
Despinas Kafenion & Manolis Kafenion
Both are open every day and offer the typical kafenion style. Small dishes, coffee, wine & beer
open Wednesday to Sunday, cozy place with a variety of Greek and European cuisine.
Open Fridays and Saturdays. Tasty dishes, some are prepared in the stone oven. Warm atmosphere
Open Thursday to Sunday, traditional Kafenion with a touch of a tavern.
a mindful coffee culture! They offer fresh bread and cakes as well. Opening again in January 2023 (from 9AM-5PM (Mondays closed)
Cretan dishes prepared on the fire with olive wood. Open every day
Cocktails and more… Open until the end of the Christmas holidays every evening from 20.00)
Hmmm, waffles and crepes even in wintertime… Delicious! Open every day.
Open every day, enjoy Coffee, Drinks, and Toast in the sun
Coffee, juices, drinks, and small snacks at the Platia of Matala
Delicious food with incredible views! Open Thursday to Sunday
Don’t miss the Sunday Brunch, with music and friends. Open just Sundays, if the weather is ok
open on weekends in good weather.. but not always 😉