In the Ionian sea just off the coast of the Albanian Greek border is the famous island of Corfu. This isn’t your typical laid back paradise, but instead a massive island that is fully developed and has been welcoming travelers for years. The main hub and most visited area of the island is the centrally located Corfu old town. With an abundance of history and tradition, a delicious food scene has popped up. The Corfu restaurants take customary Greek food and add local flair, making this the perfect small city to travel and eat your way through. Our Corfu Old Town food guide will take you all the way from breakfast to dessert with some delicious meals in between… Just make sure to come hungry!
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Where & What to Eat When Visiting Corfu Old Town
Corfu Town Breakfast
Order: Morning Pastry of Choice
Open Hours: 7:30am-6pm
Location: Gilford 59, Corfu Town 49100, Greece
In the early morning head to the small cute cafe of Starenio that sits on one of the most charming streets in Corfu Old Town. When first walking in and seeing the large case of delicious pies, it will be hard to pick just one!
Something that makes Starenio unique to other bakeries in town is that they offer meat, veggie, and even vegan breakfast pies. We had both the spinach with cheese and a mixed Mediterranean vegan pie which was the perfect Corfu food to start our day. Make sure to pair it with a morning cup of coffee or fresh orange juice!
Where to Eat Lunch
Where: Pane e Souvlaki
Order: Pork Souvlaki Portion
Open Hours: 12pm-1am
Location: Gkilford 77, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
While the menu is filled with everything from greek salads to baked feta, this usually packed Corfu restaurant is best known for their Souvlaki. Three large sticks of pork are served with crispy fries, pita bread, and a yellow mayo dip.
We tried a falafel wrap as well, but the Souvlaki was the clear winner! The meat is seasoned perfectly and the view of the main square was lovely for lunch. If all the tables are full you can also head upstairs and sit on the beautiful balcony overlooking Corfu Old Town!
Corfu Town Afternoon Snack
Order: Carrot, Orange & Ginger Juice
Location: Vrachlioti 10, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
One thing that it won’t take long for you to realize when visiting Corfu is the random juice bars all over old town. After three weeks of island hopping this was the first time we saw juice bars in Greece, and it made our day!
For €2.50 we had a large orange, carrot, and ginger juice that we sipped on as we strolled through the colorful streets and Corfu restaurants. If you’re looking for more fruit to go with your juice try the fresh cherries!
Dinner (Best Gyros Corfu Town)
Where: Taverna Ninos
Order: Gyro Pita, Greek Salad & Wine
Open Hours: 12pm-2am
Location: Sevastian Street 44, Corfu Town, Greece
This was our favorite Corfu restaurant, and it was so good we came back to more than once! The homemade traditional Corfu food is all delicious, but it was the Gyros that really blew us away.
Something that is very important to know before visiting Corfu is that the Gyros have a SPECIAL sauce on them. This elevated these street sandwiches in a way we didn’t know possible while also potentially ruining all future Gyros for us in Greece!
Our waiter explained that this red sauce is only found on Gyros here, and it sets the Corfu food apart from other Greek islands. Although we would later find out they use a similar sauce in Northern Greece, wow was it good!
The tomato-based gravy was the perfect addition to one of our already favorite foods. When you travel to Corfu don’t miss out on trying this specialty of the island. At Taverna Ninos you’ll also find many fresh home cooked meats and veggies in the window daily. We split a Greek Salad and wine to go with our Gyros, and it was one of our favorite meals in Greece.
Where: Ice Cream Bochoti
Order: Greek Yogurt & Honey
Open Hours: 9am-11pm
Location: Nikiforou Theotoki 25, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
Would a Corfu travel day really be complete without ice cream? We went to Ice Cream Bochoti because they’re known for making classic greek yogurt into yummy ice cream flavors.
Our favorite was the Greek yogurt and honey and the Greek yogurt cherry, but they don’t stop there! You can get everything from chocolate to Baklava as your delicious dessert.
Prefer a guided walking tour of Corfu Old Town with local food tastings? Book one here!
Have any other must-try foods or Corfu restaurants we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
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Where To Stay In Corfu Old Town
Ultra Luxury (High End) – Hotel Siora Vittoria Boutique Hotel – Set in a restored 19th-century mansion this boutique hotel offers classic wooden furniture, marble bathrooms, and oak floors. Daily buffet breakfast and private gardens on property.
Fun Vacation (Mid Range) – St. Spyridon Suite – Large apartment that is perfect for a comfortable stay when visiting Corfu Old Town. Located just 300 meters to the public garden.
Longterm Travel (Budget) – Apartment Studio in Center of Old Town Corfu – Basic studio apartment set right in the center of the city. One of the most economical picks in the city that is still walking distance to everything in town.
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