On Sep 22, 2018 in Santorini, we greatly enjoyed the views and food at 218 Degrees Cafe in Oia, with its 218-degree almost circular view of the caldera looking south from Oia toward Fira. All the other reviews that say it's a gem are right! In fact, I found 218 Degrees Cafe before traveling on TripAdvisor's list of “moderately priced” cafes in Oia, and what a find.
It's actually not hidden; it's right on the caldera side of the main marble-paved street in Oia, and easy to find on satellite map by typing in “218 Degrees.” But--be on the lookout for that large number “218.” The main street by 12:30 pm was so crowded, we could hardly walk. And while the main street sign says “Cafe Restaurant 218 Degrees” in large letters, the printing is so stylish and hip that we didn't see it at first and walked right by, still hunting furiously for the cafe. Finally our phone told us we'd passed it. [Photo 1: Cafe Restaurant 218 Degrees--Stylized Sign]
Stepping inside the gate, the caldera view knocked us out. Every table had an umbrella for shade and plenty of space to enjoy the matchless vistas. [Photo 2: View from 218 Degrees Cafe]
The spinach pie and desserts were great, prices were quite low for Santorini, service was excellent and our server took terrific photos of us smiling ear to ear with the Cafe's stellar caldera views behind us. But we can only post photos we took ourselves; see photo 3 [Photo 3: View from 218 Degrees Cafe]. 218 Degrees Cafe also had the nicest clean restroom we saw in the Greek Islands.
I could have sat there an entire day and would love to go back. We were on a cruise that barely got us to Oia by 10 AM, we had to be back on the ship at 5PM, and we only had one day; nutty. After walking all over Oia, we only had about an hour to sit at 281 Degrees Cafe before catching our bus back to the Fira cable car. The Cafe got us in and out with time to spare, well-fed and well-photographed. For how we got to the top of the cliff early--by speedboat and bus--see Speedboat Fira to Oia Direct--No Donkeys: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g482942-d6700488-r637771782-Dakoutros_Bros_J_V-Fira_Santorini_Cyclades_South_Aegean.html
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