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“authentic atmosphere”
Review of Gavalianos Kafenes

Gavalianos Kafenes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bennebroek, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“authentic atmosphere”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

great food very friendly helpful people; a perfect garden terrace to spend the whole night.
This is one of the places to experience the real calm Greek village atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, ambiance and people”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

The year before last my boyfriend and I were invited to have lunch at Gavalianos Kafenes by a friend who has been a fan of the place for years now and we loved it! The building is a traditional stone one with a terrace overlooking the main square of the village surrounded by trees and flowers and a second, bigger terrace on the back which is the one we prefer during the night time. The food is traditional Cretan, always made with fresh ingredients and very, very tasty! The owner and the staff are very friendly and helpful and there's even a small corner for toddlers to play, inside the restaurant. It is a great feeling to discover year after year that a favorite place keeps the high standards of quality and cleanliness.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Kiki M
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Montreal, Canada
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Home cooked authentic cuisine”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

It doesn't get any better than this. We happened upon this place by sheer coincidence (we were actually aiming for an entirely different town, but the GPS led us here, so we stopped to eat).

Run by a Greek-Aussie family, we ordered a selection of traditional Creten and Greek dishes (like we'd been doing for the past 4 days). The food was absolutely amazing, freshly prepared with quality ingredients. The house wine was also extremely good and reasonably priced. Service was great, although it does get very busy during the evenings, so make sure you've got plenty of time to enjoy the experience.

Overall, highly recommended if you're in the neighbourhood.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Amhelmy
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2 reviews
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere, fantastic food - just a fantastic place. Seven Aussies ate here on several occasions and had a great time - thanks Monica!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Randall1962
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Chania
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A must do for good food”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We live close by and often enjoy going to Gavalianos. The food is fresh, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the family is great. You will enjoy good food - many dishes are what the Cretan's cook in their own home - and a great value. Friendly service and a wonderful atmosphere - not to be missed!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Donna D
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