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The Olive Tree Cafe

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Top Of the Kali Strata | Chorio, 856 00, Greece
+30 2246 072681
08:30 - 15:30
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Montclair, New Jersey
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great food, fresh and something different. Loved the local food in Greece, but after a couple weeks having an English breakfast was a nice change! Friendly staff too.

Thank fionalandrews
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely people offering information with a love of the island. Food excellent and totally good value with superb views.

Thank Margaret A
Gurnard, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A brilliant cafe serving home cooked food - the Feta and Spinach Pie and homemade unusual variety of homebaked cakes - plum crumble, nectarine crumble and apple pie were delicious. A great place for breakfast,lunch or just a coffee with a fantastic view of Yialos, the harbour. Who needs facebook when you can social network at the Olive Tree -... More 

Thank Martin309
Warrington, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great place to enjoy awesome service and home made cooking on a great terrace overlooking Symi. Great couple of English chicks running the place with great personalities, awesome place, a must visit.

1 Thank SuzeCostello
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely ladies, lovely homemade cakes and great juices, a must! My Mum took us up there as she likes a cake or 4. A bit of a novelty, quite why you would want an English tea room on a Greek holiday is a little beyond me, but it was pretty good. I'm happy with a milky sugary frape and a... More 

Thank MonkeyMagic9688
Halifax, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

When we come to Symi we always have to at least on breakfast at The Olive Tree. Staff here are lovely and take genuine interest in you and your holiday. We had breakfast roles and drinks this morning and this has set us up for a hard days holidaying. Bonus is one of the best views on the island. Will... More 

Thank Allen H
Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This lovely place from two nice lady's is a perfect spot for a breakfast or a little break. At the terrace you have a nice view over the sea and you can enjoy fresh juices or smoothies and great muffins and cakes.

Thank Janosch H
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Comments in Symi got me confused. All English commentators in this place all one comment -suspicious-commentators in most of the others. So I had to see for myself. Truth is the place is as described. Lemonade was awesome, the lady that served lovely. But.... What is not mentioned clearly is that u have to manage at least 200 stairs for... More 

Thank Harry F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had high expectations going to this place, but think it's a bit over-rated. We ordered homemade cake and it was rather dry. Very nice owners and cute place, but quality of the food probably depends on what you order. Worth giving it a try on your way up.

Thank Bieke S
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Symi Island is an amazing place - lots of character and soul - amazing beaches and truly beautiful! Easy to get around and worth every one of the '500 ' steps to get to the Village (Horio) from the Harbour (Gialos)...I will definitely return to Olive Tree Cafe!...warm & friendly!

Thank KariwariMuller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 10
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Greek, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Top Of the Kali Strata | Chorio, 856 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Symi
  • Phone Number: +30 2246 072681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?