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Yiasemi Cafe Bistrot

#85 of 3,009 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 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best it can get in terms of location. Sitting outside on the stairs of Plaka, sipping your coffee among many locals (yes, that is right) is Athens at its best. Difficult to catch a personnel as they are busy and just a few but it is reasonable in the end. Plaka prices.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place at once!the decoration is lovely reminding of old times !Excellent coffee and sweets!We had a homemade lemonopitta,very delicious full of lemon taste!definetly recommend and will try to visit again !

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Thank georgia064
Bologna, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice area to walk around. We had a coffee and nice sweets and pastas. Try home made lemonade and sweets that are made on site! Be patient with the service as usually it is very busy.

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Thank jeronymojer
Thessaloniki, Greece
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never met in my life personnel more rude than Yiasemi's. The service was really slow and very ironic. Strongly NOT recommended.

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Thank EvaSid
St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good drinks. Unfortunately we didn't try food - but it looked very good. The seats on the steps outside - are especially romantic in the night with all the lights.

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Thank Kvanti N
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

This place is one of favorites. I love it and i have been there many times. It exudes a highly Greek atmosphere. The steps in the narrow alley, the smell of the flowers and the sunshine compose an imaginery scenery. Prefer it in daytime. One drawback is that the service sometimes is not good.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

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 December 29, 2016 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 December 29, 2016

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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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 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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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, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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