The breakfast here is sublime: Freshly baked bread and homemade jams, omelets, and the creamiest Greek yogurt are our favorite options. Lunch is just as good, and the tyropita (cheese pie) with a generous side of tzatziki is just crazy-good. The café’s Danish owner moonlights as a ceramicist, and all of the quirkily lopsided bowls and coffee mugs you’ll see on the tables and shelves are for sale.
Empeirikos St., Katakaeli, Andros
From the bread to the baklava, everything at this small bakery in the heart of town is handmade using high-quality local ingredients. It's a favorite among locals and tourists alike—people flock to Laskari's day and night for the amygdalota (a Greek delicacy similar to a macaroon) and the kalitsounia.
Vicky’s Ice Cream
Antiparos Town, Antiparos
This gelateria is rightly famous for its out-of-this-world flavors, like lemon pie, walnut, and the most decadent salted caramel—even locals and tourists on neighboring Paros make the trek here for a few scoops. Waiting in a line is pretty much guaranteed, but as anyone who’s been will tell you: You won’t be sorry.
Theodorou’s Sweet Shop
In the charming village of Artemonas, Theodorou is new by Greek standards. It opened in 1933 and is still a family-run business. This is the spot to pick up the most delectable Greek sweets like amygdalota, ground-almond treats in cookie form, supposedly shaped to mimic a Roman nose. The shop also sells the most divine tubs of sugar paste, fragrant with bergamot and rose water, as well as pasteli (sticky honey-and-sesame bars), which are the traditional treat at weddings and baptisms. All these beautifully packaged goodies are made from scratch in ginormous, shining copper pots behind the counter. Bring a box of bourekia—ground spices, soft ricotta, and island honey encased in a sugar-drenched flaky pastry shell—back to your hotel for a midnight snack.
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