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23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
Name/address in local language
213 0417937
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful and traditional coffee/dessert shop in Plaka district. Would definitely recomment it to every tourist.

Thank MelinaMoyseos
Fareham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique and wonderful place. Great, no, amazing food and drinks set in a vibrant yet strangely relaxing environment. Busy yet gentle on your soul. Enjoy the interesting seating arrangements between buildings.

Thank Shaun_Mowgli
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yiasemi is one of the numerous bar/restaurants located up the Plaka steps. It's lovely inside, but we sat outside on both occasions - there are some tables and chairs, and also some steps with just cushions and mini-tables, which are cute but can cause you to lose all sensation in your bum after a while. We only had drinks (except... More 

Thank MadameGateaux
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Best place romantic to drink your coffee in the morning at feet of Acropolis. Anafiotika is called otherwise the whole steps place with taverns, cafes and bars just under Acropolis.

Thank Amanda C
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Do you want a good Greek coffee in reasonable prices? Do you want european coffees, dishes with perfect quality? Do you dream of a quiet place next to Acropolis? Do you want a traditional Greek-street view for your pictures? Just visit this place. I am Greek and I live in Athens for 15 years. It is just amazing. When its... More 

Thank Greg12y
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94 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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.

Thank Andrei Alexandr... E
Nicosia, Cyprus
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 !

Thank georgia064
Bologna, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

Thank jeronymojer
Thessaloniki, Greece
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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.

Thank EvaSid
St. Petersburg, Russia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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.

Thank Kvanti N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Mnissikleous, Athens 105 56, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighbourhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: 213 0417937

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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

Neighbourhood 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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