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“Nice little quick stop for lunch”
Review of L'ile- Bistrot Cafe - CLOSED

L'ile- Bistrot Cafe
Cuisines: French
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Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

What a nice little stop for a quick bit in Mykonos. Cold beverages, good food and friendly people. Nice stop to make while shopping.

Thank Nancyhz
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Beautiful setting, good service and nice fresh food. Can't ask for more. And the home made mayonnaise is wonderful!

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We came across this little gem when we were exploring the towns many back streets. A lovely place to sit and watch the world go by while having a cup of coffee and piece of excellent apple pie

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Thank MTR001
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stumbled upon this cute and cozy cafe during our annual trip to Mykonos in mid May 2013 and it quickly became our favourite place to visit in Mykonos Town to enjoy a coffee as well as a light evening meal.

L'Ile Bistrot Cafe is situated on Kampani Street, a picturesque flagstone-paved lane that winds through the heart of Mykonos Town. The street is near Agia Kiriaki Square, which is close to the taxi rank at Manto Square by the harbour, (Look for a red-domed church and an international newsstand -- L'Ile is right next door.) It opened for business at the start of the 2013 tourist season.

The cafe has an indoor seating area as well several tables and chairs outside in the lane. Bougainvillea and other vines provide a colourful canopy overhead, so the outdoor tables provide an attractive and appealing place to sit, relax and watch people pass by. The cafe staff are very pleasant and friendly, and their clientele is a colourful mix of tourists and local residents.

We stopped at L'Ile for the first time just to have coffee one afternoon. We took a table outside, and I went inside the cafe to take a peek at their pastry display case. The croissants looked incredibly tempting ... they were absolutely enormous, almost big enough to cover a dinner plate! I chose a spanakopita instead, and was happy with my decision -- it was a nice flavourful snack to enjoy with my filter coffee (which was a large serving, by Mykonos standards, and tasted very good as well).

We went back to L'Ile two nights later for a drink, and sat outside in the lane once again. We ordered two glasses of rose wine and sat back to relax and enjoy the ambience. We weren't planning to order any food (to be honest, we weren't very hungry because we had had an enormous lunch that afternoon), but then one of L'Ile's staff walked by carrying what looked like a large thin-crust pizza to the three young Greeks sitting at the table next to ours.

The "pizza" looked absolutely delicious and it smelled yummy, too, and made us both start to feel hungry. The three customers clearly enjoyed the food and told us it was great, so we asked our server what they were eating. She said it was tarte flambée, a light Alsatian dish with bacon and onions that looks a lot like pizza, but isn’t quite the same thing. To eat it, she said, you simply roll a slice into a burrito shape and take a bite. We couldn’t resist, so we ordered one for ourselves.

It was so delicious, we had eaten almost half of it by the time we thought to take a photo (which I have posted with this review). If you’re looking for a light but tasty late-night treat, we highly recommend you visit L’île for one of these. The price for our late night snack was a very reasonable €17 — €4 for each glass of wine and €9 for the wonderful tarte.

We went back to L'Ile just for coffee two days later, sitting outside again so we could watch the steady parade of tourists and locals passing by.

We will definitely be back next time we visit Mykonos!

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Thank Donny B
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

This bistrot caught our eye from down the street in the off-season because their chairs and tables were out and looked so inviting. We went in although we weren't hungry and they showed us around, answered our questions, and gave us advice on how to find it again in all the tangled streets of Mykonos Town.

We had lunch there the next day and sat there for hours enjoying hot chocolate, typical Greek pies, Greek meatball soup, French dishes, and they gave us a piece of orange-chocolate cake for free at the end.

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Thank Katie T
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