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“Great find with fantastic quality of food and friendly owner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ideal Snack Bar

Ideal Snack Bar
Ranked #73 of 209 Restaurants in Kos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Bar, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Wales
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great find with fantastic quality of food and friendly owner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Whilst walking around Kos Town all the restaurant owners are stood trying to entice you into their bars and restaurants and there many to choose from. And like everything else I guess you buy into the person rather than the food and that's what we did. The owner is an American Greek (Boston born and bred as she put it) and just had a lovely way about her so we decided to eat there - the choice of food was massive - from Greek to American, Italian and Asian so we were spoilt for choice really. We had garlic bread and onion rings served with BBQ sauce for starters with the most delicious tzatziki on the side - strange combo I know but it didn't touch the sides! Then my partner being a vegetarian had the margarita pizza with fries and I had the Ideal Special Mixed Grill which was huge! There were two lamb kebabs, 2 pork chops, a delicious breaded chicken fillet and beef kofta, a lovely flatbread and a jacket potato with garlic butter! Wow is all I can say - everything was cooked to absolute perfection and it was all so delicious. I gave it my best shot but unsurprisingly couldn't quite conquer it. It was really reasonable too and with drinks it all came to about €24. If you are in the wonderful place that is Kos Town and you happen to stumble upon this simple looking cafe bar then you would go far wrong to stop and eat while watching the world go by

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at the restaurant to have a snack and coffee as my husband was desperate for a strong coffee. We were greeted by Zoe the manager and she made us feel welcomed. The lemonade was heavenly and the food was yummy and fresh.

We look forward to going again.

Thanks

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best in Kos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

What a great find! If you are in Kos you should really check this place out. Well priced, great food, amazing staff. We had dinner coffee and ice cream for 2 all for 16 euros! A welcome comfy spot for a filling burger or one of the Greek classics.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
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“This is the best restaurant on Kos!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Zoe and Costa make this "cafe" the best place to go for a meal in Kos Town. The food is amazing, good basic cooking but that is all you need most of the time. Zoe is a charachter, she can smooth talk anyone to eating there. I have been 2 years in a row to Kos, and have eaten at this restaurant possibly more than 15 times. I have never been dissapointed.
The seating on the street is not the most comfy that there is, but the atmosphere makes up for that, a busting street, people watching... perfect place for this!!
Zoe, you are a gem, you missed us out on the Chritmas Card list this year but I'll forgive you!!!!
Looking forward to seeing you at your amazing restaurant in the near future... and Costa, keep cooking like you do, you cant go wrong!!!!!!
Ade & Loek

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“My beautiful friend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you visit Kos you must go to Ideal cafe for any meal at nearly any time of day or night, breakfast is excellent value and tasty, if you fancy a gyros then definately try theirs. Zoe is a character not to be missed for all sorts of reasons. No more expensive than most others but stands apart for the people who work there. They don't try to pull off the street and make you sit down, they simply rely on the brilliant food and service to entice you. A definite must.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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