Cava Vegera: The Wine-Lover’s Paradise
The ideal sanctuary for couples, friends, and professionals alike, Cava Vegera was born out of a love for good wine, great company, and refined taste.
- Author: NouPou.gr
Initially starting as a wine cellar with fine varieties of wines from Greek and foreign vineyards, it quickly became the favorite hangout of wine lovers from all over Athens. In its warm, wood-clad, and cozy space, you can enjoy a glass (or bottle) of its vast array of wines and cocktails, accompanied by a carefully crafted charcuterie board or a dish from its menu.
The space is enveloped by ambient swells of soul, funk, jazz (almost always live music), and ambrosial aromas of spices and wines. The menu is constantly updated, from an assortment of pasta, bruschettas, pizzas, and freshly peppered meat cuts, as the inspiration for the dishes comes from an infusion of flavors and ideas from the owners’ travels around the world. As a matter of fact, their sublime striploin steak, lustrously glazed with café-de-paris sauce, was inspired by their trips to France.
Today, Cava Vegera has over 2,500 labels of Greek and foreign vineyards and one of the largest varieties of malt whiskeys. It has a limited circulation of small producers from all over the world while also importing exclusive labels from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and America that are not to be found anywhere else in Greece. One of their most notable collaborations is with the Cristo di Campobello winery in Sicily and the Ortega Ezquerro in Spain. Be sure to keep a look out for their labels, as Cristo di Campobello and Ortega Ezquerro are exclusive to Cava Vegera in Greece and are not to be missed.
Cava Vegera is also open early in the morning for you to shop the wine cellar, enjoy excellent coffee, or dine in for brunch.
*The original article was published in the summer issue of the Athens Voice collaboration with NouPou, released on June 23, 2022.