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Francoise

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Almyrida, Crete, Greece
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location for a light lunch

Visited twice during our week long vacation, once for lunch and once for coffee during the early evening. Lunch was great, the biggest Greek salad I've ever seen. Fantastic beach location. Great place to watch the sunset to the sound of waves lapping against the narrow sandy beach. Kids loved it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Phil S
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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English first
Redhill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited twice during our week long vacation, once for lunch and once for coffee during the early evening. Lunch was great, the biggest Greek salad I've ever seen. Fantastic beach location. Great place to watch the sunset to the sound of waves lapping against the narrow sandy beach. Kids loved it for the free wifi.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I lived in the area last year and regularly visited Francoise for meals at different times of the day. It is one of the restaurants in the village that is open out of season too. The food is excellent and the portions are huge and very cheap. Staff always friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This restaurant has a menu with some slightly unusual dishes, owing to the FrancoBelgian heritage of the owner. It does great smoothies, and has the most reliable WiFi in the village. It also has a book exchange area in English, French and German.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nice waffles and ex-pat atmosphere in Almyrida we come here after our dinner meals for waffels and a drink. Highly recommended!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Friendly staff, great location by the sea, great coffe and comfortable chairs. My favourite cafe! If you come in the evening you can sit by the water and hear the waves.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Coffee - consistently good, day-after-day, and gigantic fruit salads in shady deckchairs by the sea. A real oasis in what is now a rather over-developed (and trashed) corner of Crete

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Yes it could be the best cafe in the world. Fantastic location lovely people excellent food. Please please please keep up this high standard and don't be tempted to offer more options and let the quality slip.

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Glasgow. Scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited the restaurant for lunch and what a lunch it was. I had the chicken salad which was so big I couldn't finish it and let me tell you it was not for the want of trying, everyone at our table was so happy with the meal. We were kicking ourselves for not trying the restaurant earlier in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Maybe it's a great place for breakfast but the club sandwich we had the night we arrived wasn't great. We didn't want a big meal and thought this would be a good option, bad decision even the fries were just ok.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We made this little place a regular lunchtime haunt where we enjoyed well-priced carafe of wine and a bit of lunch most days. We like people-watching, and there was always local people as well as visitors. The owners were sociable and pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Almyrida, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Almyrida

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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