• Myli Restaurant Café

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers a couple of labeled vegan choices, such as moussaka, as well other dishes labeled as vegetarian - check to see which of thse can be adapted for vegans. All cold bites are listed as vegetarian. Uses vegetable oil in the cooking. Labeling is not totally clear, so check with staff when ordering. Open Mon-Sun 7:00pm-10:00pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by Sophiapalmqvist


Points +344

06 Sep 2022

One of the most amazing tavernas I've eaten at

From the outside and the tout who is trying to lure you into what's look like a "tourist restaurant" you might hesitate about coming in. However as soon as we mentioned we were vegan he gave us great recommendations of what's vegan by default (briema, yiemista, bean salad...). The decoration is nice and table spaced out which is nice not to have someone smoking right into your face. Customer service was great and they spoke good english. Food was outstanding!!! We had the vegan melted feta, bean salad (which has a lot of sundried tomatoes!), Vegan moussaka & yiemista (labelled vegie but is actually vegan). Everything was super flavourful and the portions were big. I could only eat half of all of that and had to have the rest takeaway while my partner ate his part haha! They gave us grapes and orange raqui as complimentary
I think this place is super under rated. We also had a water bottle house wine. All of that for 32€ super nice price. We will be back.

Pros: Labelled vegan options, Outstanding food quality & portion, Great customer service & cheap

Cons: Looks like a tourist trap from the outside lol



Points +1016

16 Jul 2022

Tasty food and nice staff

Went there last night. They have a good amount of vegan dishes. We had eggplant salad, wine leaves and legumes. Main dishes were stuffed tomato & bellpeper and a dish with potatoes, mushrooms and maroni in a delicious sauce. Everything tasted good and fresh.
Big PLUS: the lady who runs the restaurant also owns a stray dog rescue organization. You can donate and help her.

Pros: Many vegan options , Prices are ok, Dog rescue


Points +84

23 Sep 2021

A must if you are in the area

They treated us so well. They even gave us vegan things that weren't in the menu, like vegan feta in the oven! Loved the place and the food

Pros: Excellent options, Great service, Delicious


Points +33

16 Aug 2021

Great food and atmosphere

Lovely food for veggie and vegans. The vegan moussaka was delicious! Great play area for my little boy and lovely atmosphere. The waitress was really helpful choosing vegan options

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-16

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Very busy


Points +195

02 Aug 2021

Not many vegan options but yummy

We had garlic mushrooms, baked vegan feta, vegan pizza and vegan moussaka. The service was quite slow and there weren't an awful lot of options but the "feta" cheese which was basically on everything, was amazing. Probably homemade.

The restaurant itself was really pretty and the staff were nice enough.

Pros: Yummy food , Pretty restaurant , Vegan cheese

Cons: Not many options , Some food came out cold , Slow service


Points +102

10 Jun 2019

Be more clear on what vegan means

We had a nice lunch here -- lots of tables in the shade to be had and a server eager to please. I recommend the bean salad, which comes warm and very flavorful. I would eat here again though I would come prepared to ask more questions of the server in order to get past the confusion over what "vegan" means to different people especially people who speak English as a second language way better than I speak Greek.... The menu has a vegetarian section and also lists a vegan moussaka. We asked lots of questions (language barrier permitting) about dairy and asked if one of the vegetarian dishes (stuffed vegetables) could be made vegan. We ordered it after confirming that it did not have cheese, but then the plate still came with a generous serving of yogurt on the side that the server said we didn't have to eat. That dish was labeled vegetarian, not vegan, but the server was not able to figure out that we were avoiding all dairy products and ask the kitchen to leave it off the plate. Bread also came served with butter, which was kind of strange after we asked all the questions about avoiding dairy. There was definitely confusion about the definition of vegan. The bechamel for the vegan moussaka was made from almond milk, though I'm near certain it had dairy cheese on top that was broiled and browned. When I asked the server about the topping, she assured me that there were only vegetables in the dish but didn't know what the topping was.

There's some room for improvement on communicating that "vegan" means no animal products so that this becomes an easy option for vegan diners.

Pros: Has a vegetarian menu, Has several items that can be made vegan, Tasty food in nice atmosphere

Cons: Server confused over what vegan means


Points +6

Non Veg
04 Aug 2018

The food was very good

Came for the vegan Mousaka, after asking about it turned out that it was not vegan, the waiter confirmed to me that it was made with real cheese. Luckily I asked because I’m highly allergic to milk and eggs. I went for the vegetarian ragout, it was delicious.

Pros: Lots of vegetarian/ vegan options after asking, Very nice view when you dine

Cons: The mousake which is listed as vegan isn’t vegan


23 May 2019

Dear friend our vegan moussaka has no cheese. Its vegan with almond milk and vegan cheese. Probably the waiter did not understand your question. Dont forget english it's not their native language. Thank you for visiting us and took the time to review us.


Points +38

06 Jul 2018

Worth the walk!

The restaurant is a bit far from Rethymno but accessible by bus or by walk if you are really motivated.
The place is cute and green and the staff very friendly and eager to help.

We had the garlic mushrooms which were absolutely delicious, the dakos without cheese and the vegetable ragoût. Those 3 dishes were really tasty!
The price is a bit high because it's a touristic area but the food is fresh and homemade.
Worth the walk!

Pros: The vegan dishes are really tasty and not just dis

Cons: Not so many options + price


Points +102

30 Jun 2017

one vegan meal available

I ate a vegan moussaka, it was okay if you like moussaka. Be aware because they have a dish with fish marked vegetarian. I don't know if I recommend you to eat here, you could go to better places. I think you could make the vegetarian dishes vegan if you ask. A beautiful restaurant at all!

Pros: vegan options , beautiful restaurant

Cons: not vegetarian dish marked veg

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