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Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot

#124 of 2,771 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
Name/address in local language
30 21 3041 7937
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the second time that I visited this place for a coffee but this time, it turned out that I wanted to taste one of its tarts: a homemade tart with mozarella, tomato, bacon and basil. It was delicious, to be honest I didn't think it would be that good! The price was really ok if you think of the... More 

Thank Ivi P
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a cute little cafe in the very center of Athens under Akropolis. Very authentic and with a beautiful decoration. It feels like being back in time. Very delicious cakes and homemade juices. If you are in Athens don't miss it!

Thank Chris K
London, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all this cafe is located at the best spot of Plaka. The stairs leading to lisiou street are just beautifully decorated and best benefited. The small pillows to seat on and the audience of the surrounding cafes give a unique flair. Now to the special of Yiasemi is the hand-home made Greek recipe cakes from the grandma. You... More 

Thank Roadster2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I know that we are at the Plaka, but I still found it too expensive. I went there for a dessert in the afternoon and I saw that a slice of cake (EVERY kind of cake and dessert) costed 5 euros. I asked some yogurt that I founded on the menu for 3 euros, but (what a coincidence....) they... More 

Thank AlliGiulia
Novo mesto
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the place based on recommendation. Was pleasantly surprised. Great food, very assertive staff and kitchen that does listen to special wishes. Highly recommended!

Thank sas575
Byron Bay, Australia
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129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an awesome little cafe we were recommended to visit by a local. It is located on steps not far from the base of the Acropolis, and is a visual delight. Jasmine flowers overflow the area and so many people stop and take pictures on their way past because it's so beautiful. Crowded with locals, it is best to... More 

Thank Wendy D
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there for lunch following a recommendation from a Greek friend. It was a little difficult to find because it is on the steps rather than the road. It is really pretty inside, very relaxed, the food was delicious and price was reasonable.

Thank V M
Tallinn, Estonia
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an adorable place not far from the Acropolis. If they still have it on the menu - try the beetroot salad. It's fantastic. And, don't you dare leave without a slice of their orange cake with mastika ice cream. THIS. WILL. BLOW. YOUR. MIND! Definitely recommend and would go back!

Thank Svea L
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A very beautiful place to enjoy your coffee in Plaka. Service is not very good but still you enjoy the coffee and the place.

Thank Bealive01
Bucharest, Romania
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Really good place to feel the vibe of Athens. Sit on the stairs and enjoy a good coffee and do not miss the portokalopita, it's one of the best desserts we had in Athens. Next time we're there I want to try their quiches because I heard they're really good.

Thank Andreea N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget
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
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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