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Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot

#65 of 2,301 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: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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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
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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... read more

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

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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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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have been looking for another traditional cafe in the surrounding and ended up here. Why? because when we looked inside it was FULL while all other cafes around were empty! No coincidence actually, service was fine (though not superb) as it was really packed and they could hardly move around the small tables. Traditional greek coffee ordered and we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you're around Plaka, find this little gem and you won't regretted. Very cosy, almost hipster, little place that serves the best kind of Greek food. Best I had in my 3 weeks in Greece. And for very very reasonable price. Must try!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Cozy place but they we're not honest with the prices, we got a receipt that was'nt according to the final sum. €4 for one glass of wine. Average food, nothing special, but only €5 for a dish. But atmosphere was good. If you are looking for dinner, this is not the place to go.

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Nandrin, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Our first evening in Athens, we discovered this place thanks to Tripadvisor. And it was a really incredible discovery. Very typical small restaurant, located on stairs. You can drink or eat outside, on a cushion on the stairs... Never seen... The menu was made with kind of tapas (small plates) typically Greek. We choose 4 plates for 2 and it... 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: 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.