A small, decent tavern at Athens' Ampelokipoi area

It's been fairly cold these days and I'm working on some other parts of the future site so, instead of a walking tour, I'm posting my impressions of another Greek restaurant.

To Spitiko Fayito

Address – Area: 10 Daskalaki St., [Ampelokipoi, aka Ambelokipi, neighborhood] Athens 
Tel: 210-77.85.543
Last visit: 2014-05 and several more times
Cuisine: Greek tavern, traditional
Overall Opinion: Positive. Good price / quality ratio.
Methods of payment: cash
Working hours: Monday-Saturday, 08:00 - 17:30. Closes in mid-August.
Website: N/A
Accessibility: You need to climb a step to enter the patio and then another two to enter indoors. Narrow pavement.

Our order
1 Moussaka
1 Macaroni w/ octopus
1 coke
2 bread
Price: 16.10€

Presentation / Ambience: Tucked in a small street, parallel to Kifissias Avenue and very close to President Hotel, recently (2009) renovated and slightly upgraded without loosing its traditional touch. Beige and white colored walls and wooden furniture. Typical ‘Greek coffee-house’-style chairs and tables, slightly bigger and more comfortable than the standard ones. A small patio overlooking the quiet street holds about 8 tables and is sunnier than the inside which accommodates another 6-8 tables. 

Food / Drinks: The food is kept in heated pans behind a glass window for you to see, ask and pick; you will see this arrangement in many traditional Greek taverns and restaurants. Well-cooked, decent “home food” (which is what “spitiko fayito” stands for). Nothing fancy or extravagant, but good enough for repeat visits. A beef casserole (‘Roumeliotiko’) with tomato sauce and baked potatoes which we’ve had on another visit was particularly good.
The fruit hors d’oeuvre plate is also very tasty (and sufficient for 2 persons): Slices of apples and oranges, sprinkled with cinnamon and partly covered with honey. You might get your kids to eat fruit, when served this way!
Seven bottles of beer on offer (Erdinger Weiss, Alpha lager, Heineken lager, Amstel lager, Kaiser pils, Fischer lager,...).

Service: Friendly, fast, efficient. The fruit plate was offered to us (on the house). Very tasty and a nice gesture as well.

Location / Getting there: Buses and trolley buses No. 3, A7, B7, Gamma7, 10, 13, 14, 18 go up and down Kifissias Avenue. You get off when you see the big, dark President Hotel on your left hand side (moving up Kifissias Ave.) at about 50-54, Kifissias Ave. [Athens] (Zerva bus stop). Opposite President Hotel (perpendicular to Kifissias Ave) are Arkadias St. and, right after it, Ilidos St. Follow either of these two streets and make a left (/ right) turn on Daskalaki St. where you’ll easily spot “To Spitiko Fayito”. 
Metro Panormou is also fairly close. Walk towards Kifissias Ave., cross it and turn right and then walk along Kifissias (downwards) till you meet Illidos St. You will see “To Spitiko Fayito”almost at the corner of Illidos and Daskalaki.
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