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Ilissia Cafe Bistrot

Vassilissis Sofias Ave. 22 | Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens 10675, Greece
+30 21 1012 0441
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
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Vassilissis Sofias Ave. 22 | Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens 10675, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located inside the Byzantine & Christian Museum area. A very nice cafe to enjoy a cup of Greek coffee. Or lunch. We love the environment here. with orange tree outside and olive tree in the back garden.

Thank ChanKaye
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I've been to ilisia café/bistro a few times already. This place is perfect for every occasion. At daytime you can enjoy your coffee along with delicious pastes or pastries on the side while enjoying the beautiful scenery. I would highly recommend dinner in this place....More

Thank Elena K
ILISSIA C, Ιδιοκτήτης at Ilissia Cafe Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

thank you :)

Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you want a place very far from the noise of traffic but actually in the center of Athens this is the right place for you. I went here last summer for dinner knowing nothing of greek food, but thanks to the waiters, kind and...More

Thank fabrizio b
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This restaurant has very friendly service with a scenic view that I enjoyed very much. They offer great value for money with meals that not only taste delicious and fresh, but look good as well. I highly recommend this restaurant whether you are looking for...More

Thank Alina S
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Perhaps we were just unlucky as the other reviews are good, but this was the most expensive and worst lunch we had in Athens. We had the Ouzo Mezze and tuna salad, and they were both of poor quality, drowned in oil and mayonnaise. The...More

Thank gina_jlnp
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 20 July 2017

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 20 December 2016

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

Thank DimitriVol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 AM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 AM
9:00 AM - 8:00 AM
9:00 AM - 8:00 AM
9:00 AM - 8:00 AM
9:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vassilissis Sofias Ave. 22 | Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens 10675, 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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