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Ilissia Cafe Bistrot

22 Leoforos Vassilissis Sofias | Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 21 1012 0441
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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22 Leoforos Vassilissis Sofias | Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens 106 75, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a morning of walking, we stopped in for a quick refreshment before touring the museum. Inside, we found a delightful menu and enjoyed a very tasty lunch. The servers were especially friendly and welcoming. The spanakopita was fresh and the serving was robust. We...More

Thank TorontoJK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had a short coffee break while visiting the Byzantine & Christian Museum. We had the best Capuccino Fredo ever. We were especially impressed about the friendly staff. We can´t remember the greek Name of the Lady, but the Translation of her Name was...More

Thank UW_HDH
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here for Sunday lunch. It really is quite nice. It has indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor area had fans to help keep the place cooler during the summer. They have a nice wine list and the food was not...More

1  Thank smulaik
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This Cafe Bistrot is in the gardens of Byzantine museum. The gardens are vary nice. Entrance there is free and you can have the ability to view some ancients exhibits and maybe an artistic show.

Thank Aim_T_EU
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Accessible without the museum ticket. An oasis in the bustling city on a sunny day. Best kept secret!

Thank DimitriVol
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We viewed all the rooms in the exquisite Byzantine Museum, an often overlooked cultural jewel of Athens. Everything about this museum is exemplary: the chronological flow of the rooms, the displays, the lighting, the signage, all excellent. When you get to the last room you...More

Thank marialulu
Reviewed 14 November 2016

After our visit to the "Hermitage Treasures" exhibition at the Athens Byzantine Museum, we though of having a Sunday lunch at the museum's cafe-bistrot and ...what a pleasant surprise: an "attractive" landscaping of the museum's garden around us, very good service and unexpectedly excellent food!...More

Thank ChristosKourtis
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the cafe behind the Byzantine Museum with a lovely outside terrace with many comfortable settees, tables and chairs. First class atmosphere for business meeting. The food and drink was excellent with very friendly service with a smile. Good quality coffee! Free high-quality wifi.

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If one wants a great place, to eat quiet and really good quality this is" the" place, excellent service, fresh food an experience not to be missed while visiting Athens

Thank Poppy S
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I came here because other reviewers noted a Michelin star and raved about the food. This place doesn't come near to deserving a star, and I can't find any indication that they actually earned one in the past. I ordered a mixed platter of cheese...More

Thank KindaAF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 08:00
09:00 - 08:00
09:00 - 08:00
09:00 - 08:00
09:00 - 08:00
09:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Leoforos Vassilissis Sofias | Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens 106 75, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +30 21 1012 0441
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Ilissia Cafe- Restaurant is situated in the cool and heavenly garden of the Byzantine and Christian Museum. In this quiet and tranquiul space you can forget that you are in the center of the city. Enjoy your coffee or lunch in this attractive location, where you can taste excellent homemade dishes and desserts always prepared with fresh ingredients and specail attention to quality. Ilissia cafe can also be booked for special events.
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