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Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot

#95 of 2,353 Restaurants in Athens
#109 of 2,506 Places to Eat in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Plaka
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23 Mnisikleous, Athens 105 55, Greece
30 21 3041 7937
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Comfort Food in the Plaka

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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42 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We loved it again. The service is fantastic, the location is spectacular, the prices absolutely fine and the whole package is irresistible!

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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It is a small and cosy Caffè that really worths your visit. Especially in winter the fireplace makes you feel cosy and reminds your grandma's fairytales... unfortunately, after a Greek movie has been filmed there, ("if") the place became extremely famous and therefore crowded. .. it is hard to find a table to sit. Furthermore, the small dishes are highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you're looking for a cosy place with great food than this is the place for you. We went there to warm up with a glass of hot wine after a long walk in cold and stayed for couple of hours. They serve a great variety of typical dishes.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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163 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you want home style cooking, authentic Greek, and great prices check this place out when you visit the Acropolis. It is great to sit inside or out. We had three of the tapas and all three were memorable, the meatballs, pasta souffle, and the eggs and tomatoes. Could not recommend more given the value and quality.

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

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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.