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Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot

#71 of 2,967 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Plaka
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23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
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+30 21 3041 7937
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Moussaka pies and sweet unique vibe and feeling. Very crowned some times and service takes a while .

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Thank Vasia P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Greek place. We seemed to be the only foreigners there. We went for dinner and ended up getting spanakopita, a cheese pie and baklava. It's more of a small cafe/bistro, but we were very happy with or meal and very full! Lovely atmosphere in a very enjoyable part of the city that we may not have seen otherwise.... More 

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Piraeus, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there because of an event, a young singer with a great composer offered great old fashioned Greek songs memories. The place itself is well situated and decorated, friendly people served us promptly although the place was crowded at the time. Should we look for the villain that affected perfection the limited space available is to blame. Everything we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been in this bistrot numerous times. The place is picturesque, simply amazing all day and night long. The Athenians, especially the young people love visiting it. The indoors is stylish, decorated à l'antique, there's a fireplace as well. Try the liqueurs, especially the apple geranium (αρμπαροριζα). I cannot describe the place, just visit it!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read about this bistro in a magazine we found in our hotel and wanted to try the rakomelo and a dessert. The atmosphere is pure eclectic charm: two houses and a stair/alley between them that has been roofed over and enclosed to form a garden-like seating area.The dining rooms offer 19th-century elegance, while the garden room is an oasis... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Great atmosphere with a fireplace and mulled wine for the winter, great choice of coffee and tea and excellent home made sweets.

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Thank Kyriacos P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

What makes Yiasemi so special? Is not only its beautiful atmosphere, but its lokation too! Anafiotika is the most picturesque neighborhood in Athens. Yiasemi serves tasty homemade desserts and is hosted in a romantic building

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Thank Μαρια Μ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

We went there after the classic marathon and it was packed. We sat on pillows at the stairs. The place is crowded all the time but there you can take a look of old athens, traditional houses at plaza and great ancient monuments, view of the acropolis too. The coffee was nice too. The place is a must.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The style, decoration, atmosphere of this place are totally different from common coffee places. One of the most beautiful and crowded coffee places in that area. Prices are quite good and i totally recommend it especially for those who like alternative places(even if it's quite touristic)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The location of the restaurant itself is quite hard to locate and find without a GPS. The concept and design of the restaurant is quite unique as the restaurant is by the stairs beside the walkway towards uphill where the guest eat and sit on the stairs with stool as a table and cushion to sit on. A great greek... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 3041 7937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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