Sifnos was one of my favorite Greek islands that I visited, and a big part of that reason was because of the Sifnos food. Sifnos is known for its pottery and clay ovens, and much of the food is cooked this way which provides a culinary experience that you just won’t find on the other Greek islands. The Greeks on the ships have a saying that if the cook on your ship is from Sifnos, then you are very lucky indeed. I am inclined to agree. Here were my favorite Sifnos restaurants.
Where To Find The Best Sifnos Food
1. Yalos Seaside Obsession
The meal I had at Yalos Seaside Obsession was one of my favorite meals in all of Greece. They started me with a gazpacho which was so refreshing. For my appetizer, I had a fava bean purée with smoked eel, picked shallot, and truffle oil. This was served with turmeric olive bread which I will have to put in my bread baking rotation! And the perfectly cooked octopus with little spheres of ouzo gel (!), smoked eggplant cream, and spicy red pepper cream was stunning, set on Platys Gialos (also known as Yialos) Beach.
My very favorite Sifnos food was at Kafenes at the Hotel Boulis. This restaurant had a beautiful sunset view and was known for its mezedes, but offered full meals as well. Most of the vegetables are from their garden and absolutely everything is homemade. I had the saganaki made with a local cheese and the wild goat that came from the surrounding mountains. It was incredible. For dessert, I had an exquisite chocolate orange cream that had Greek yogurt on top. I definitely recommend walking by and making a dinner reservation, as it’s a small place and everyone seems to know this is the best place to eat on the island. If it’s traditional Sifnos food that you’re wanting to try, this is the restaurant to go to.
Meropi in Kamares was a wonderful restaurant for trying the traditional foods like mastelo, a dish of slow cooked lamb in wine with dill. This was the best lamb I’ve ever had! You should also try the revithada, slow cooked chickpeas. Usually, they are served on Sundays, but Meropi had them every day. Meropi also has some of the freshest fish on the island if you’re a seafood lover.
4. Stavros Cafe
Stavros Cafe was my favorite breakfast spot. They served the best coffee on the island and had amazing crepes and thick Greek yogurt with honey. The views of the water are gorgeous, and the people watching is also fantastic. This is right by the port, if you’re waiting for a ferry and also convenient to the bus stop if you’re staying in Kamares.
5. To Liminaki
To Liminaki is a traditional Greek fish tavern located on my favorite Sifnos Beach, Faros. You pick the fish you want which, of course, is freshly caught. It has a nice view of the water, and the owners and staff are so friendly.
One thing is for sure, I didn’t have enough days to visit all of the Sifnos restaurants that I wanted to. Sifnos is definitely a Greek island I want to go back to for many reasons, but especially for the food. Have you been? What were some of your favorite restaurants in Sifnos? Let me know in the comments below!
Make sure to check out my article about the Greek foods you must try!