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Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot

#197 of 2,673 Restaurants in Athens
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Neighborhood:
Plaka
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23 Mnisikleous, Athens 105 55, Greece
30 21 3041 7937
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Crowded but cosy

Very cosy café! But very popular, seems to be crowded most of the times. Service might not always be the best, but, the cakes and the atmosphere make up for it! Some things are maybe a bit expensive, but you can get tasty smaller sallads/dishes for under 5€.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Very cosy café! But very popular, seems to be crowded most of the times. Service might not always be the best, but, the cakes and the atmosphere make up for it! Some things are maybe a bit expensive, but you can get tasty smaller sallads/dishes for under 5€.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Not a lot of food, and crazy service, but all compensated by the set up of outside space - sitting snug on the steps, easy to sit in big groups, especially with chidlren. An ideal cafe to meet up after or before visiting the Parthenon, for pre-dinner snacks and drinks. A lot of the space around it is car-free, so... More 

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Thank Hayk G
Zaragoza, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Whether you are a tourist or a local you should definitely give a try to this place. The prices are a bit more expensive than normal places, but the ambience of the place compensates it.

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Thank Faruk K
Oslo, Norway
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Nice coffe and fun sitting on the stairs outside. Good atmosphere.But 7 euros for two cups of coffee is quite expensive. 7 euros

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1 Thank Bjørn H
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I know this cafe just because it was used for a scene on a tv programme and actually thats how it became so famous. I ve heard so many friends saying how good coffee shop it is so one day i had friends visting from Brazil and i decided to bring them there. It was a disappointment to me. First... More 

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Thank traveller_6064
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The best atmosphere you can get in Athens old town! Authentic, esthète and lovely atmosphere. Traditional snacks and great drinks. A must visit!

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1 Thank Celia L
Brisbane
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Sitting on the stairs this little cafe offers you a good place to sit and relax after doing the Plaka and Monasteraki shops. Homemade cakes, lots of fresh drinks - great place to people watch as well.

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Thank Sandyshaw66
Thessaloniki, Greece
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

the most idyllic scenery of old Athens, in Plaka, nearby the Acropolis....Don't miss a visit there....you will remember it for ever!!!!

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Thank 302310barcelona
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This gem was near a show we were catching. Didn't have a lot of reviews, but the ones I read were positive, so decided to take a chance. It was one of the best meals we've had on our 10-day tour of Greece. Excellent tapas-style food that is fresh, fairly original, and reasonably priced. Great for sharing. Lots of vegetarian... More 

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Thank Elad D
Commerce Township, Michigan
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Great little restaurant located on the happening Mnisikleous stairs leading to the Acropolis. This place has some excellent home cooked food. I tried the lentil salad (very good) and the spinach pie (best I've ever had). My husband had a Greek salad and the meatballs (very moist and delicious) with potatoes. The setting was amazing. Outdoor seating available on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Mnisikleous, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: 30 21 3041 7937

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek

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Staying in Plaka

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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