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“Love This Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot

Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot
23 Mnisikleous, Athens 105 55, Greece (Plaka)
30 21 3041 7937
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Ranked #108 of 2,264 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Plaka
New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Love This Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I've been here on an afternoon for coffee and people-watching while resting up ... as well as in the evening for drinks. Great experience each time and plan on coming back on my next visit o the beautiful Plaka neighborhood.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rhodes
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice place, bad service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

10 out of 10 for the location and the views. You really have to visit it.
Unfortunately, the quality of the pie, the slightly unfriendly service and the fact that we never got a receipt for the bill, do not allow me to mark this place up. Improve your service and you will be the best.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good bistro patronised by locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Yiasemi was very good value - most of the patrons were locals and that is always promising. The food was clearly freshly prepared. We went with our children and we were the only family there. Many younger, Athenians were gathered having later afternoon/early evening drinks at the time. It was pretty busy and the service was a bit slow as a result. That didn't really take away from our experience, though. I would definitely recommend it for a casual drink or meal - the ambience is lovely.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Fun Afternoon Spot in the Plaka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Yiasemi was beyond packed on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We climbed the hill and then the stairs to the rooftop. Our server was a star. He climbed a tight circular staircase from the kitchen to the roof over and over again...but was always polite, cheerful, listened to our English and very fast. The dishes were excellent, well prepared, nutritious and a great value. We loved it. There were barely enough tables and stools to go around, but you managed...no one left, everyone was friendly and helped you get a spot.

Visited September 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful genuine food - but pick time and seat to avoid smoke”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We ate twice in this small Plaka place on several floors - the best eaqting experience in Athens. There is a list of 8-12 specials, 5 euro each, cooked to order by a brilliant lady cook. 2 each are plenty. The various "pies" - eggplant, carrot, spinach - are superb - rich yet light. Veal/tomato also fine. For sweet, try the great lemon cake (less good is the choc-chippy orange cake).Good house white wine - they will sell in smaller units (than the 750ml advertised) if requested. Most customers are young Greeks, drinking socially rather than eating. Very full at peak times, especially outdoors - and you need to plan to avoid smoke so you can enjoy the food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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