Whenever you’re in Chora to beat the summer heat, want to have a long night, just looking to chill with smoth music or having a ultimate breakfast you should visit Jazzmin, a hip and nice café-pub-bar in the center of Chora. Make sure you go early to get a seat otherwise you’ll have your drink in the nearby alley trying to catch a tune from the live band. You can sit downstairs or catch a table up on the balcony and enjoy the view.
Theo, one of the patrons is a sensitive traveller. He takes exotic receipes and drinks he catches on his off-season travelling and transfers them to Jazzmin.
Jazzmin offers a variety coffees, nescafe, frappe, cappuccino, turkish, espresso, frappe with bailyes, irish coffee, Italian with sambuca, Russian with vodka, Mexican with tia Maria, pirate coffee with raw sugar and dark rum. The menu has also chocolate, warm amaretto with whipped cream, ,salep with vanilla and several teas. The menu also includes sandwiches, greek salad and several different _great_ breakfasts based on homemade marmelades, local bread and virgin olive oil. There is also a variety of desserts. Some great culinary miracles emerge from Jazzmine’s underground kitchen!
If you go later in the evening you can try some alcohol too. There are 3-4 different bottles of wine (the white moschofillero was nice), local and import beers , rakomelo and ouzo , long drinks and cocktails.
Beside nice people there are many books and board games that you can use while there. Jazzmine in high-season is open nearly all day and night – at affordable prices – sandwiches (3-5), greek salad (5), breakfasts (6-12)
Phone: +30 22850 74017
How to find: just ask somebody, otherwise you will get lost in the beautiful small alleys of Chora
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Thodoris (“Theo”) and Giorgos, the owners of Jasmine (“Giasemi” in Greek or “Jazzmin,” a lovely English pun) are amazing guys. We’ve known Thodoris since his early days on Amorgos when he worked at Niko’s Taverna in Langada. Even then he was an excellent photographer and a truly erudite man who can converse with knowledge about an exceptional breadth of subjects. Giorgos shows an equal depth and sensitivity. Sandy and I love Jasmine. To what Erwin has said I’d add only the following – try the traditional “dako,” a tasty dried bread rusk softened with water and smothered in excellent olive oil with all sorts of good things piled on. And check out the list of quality teas available – Jasmine has teas you won’t find in many a supposedly well-stocked tea shop in various European cities. Erwin’s photos indeed do justice to the beauty of the place as well.
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