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Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot

#127 of 2,413 Restaurants in Athens
#146 of 2,573 Places to Eat in Athens
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Plaka
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23 Mnisikleous, Athens 105 55, Greece
30 21 3041 7937
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  • 24
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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
My favorite place in Athens

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Celia L
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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Brisbane
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Commerce Township, Michigan
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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Athens, Greece
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Leaving the busy center of Athens behind you and going towards the narrow streets of picturesque Plaka, one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city, one of your choices will be to follow the steps leading to Anafiotika, the last neighbourhood under the Acropolis. Yiasemi (meaning Jasmine) is a tiny place in between of taverns and coffee place you could... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The ambiance is cozy. The food is simple and tasteful. Drinks are good. Service is fast I went back here several times.

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Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The ambience was cozy, the food simple and tasteful, the draft beer was cold, the waitress was kindly and gave us the real feeling of bohemian Athens.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place was gorgeous and made me feel safe and welcome as a solo traveler. The waiter was so nice and very accommodating. I went back here several times. I had the best club sandwich I ever ate here. I also had drinks. It was so welcoming and relaxing. I would definitely visit here again if I return to Greece.... More 

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Cyprus
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nice atmosphere and Plaka is a very nice and romantic area just like being in a movie. The drinks were good. Also good service.

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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: Greek

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Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
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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