Here at My Cyprus Insider, nothing excites us more than finding a blissfully peaceful gem-of-a-place tucked away somewhere where we least expect it. And the moment we discovered Kika’s Garden, we fell head over heels in love!
A garden paradise in the Paphos district village of Kalepia, the rural venue run by the passionate mother-daughter duo, Kika and Marle, opened its doors a few weeks ago (start of August 2017) to serve up organic breakfast in the pretty surrounds of their own leafy garden. And with most of the food dished up coming straight from the garden itself, you can expect all sorts of homegrown produce in the mix.
The brunch menu includes four types of freshly made bread straight out of the on-site wood oven, including sweet tsoureki, pumpkin bread, honey bread and traditional Cypriot village bread. You can also expect a wide range homemade jams, fresh anari cheese and divine halloumi made in the Akamas region, as well as plenty of fresh fruit and veggies.
We devoured their signature dish in a cast iron pan with free range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and smoked bacon made especially for Kika’s Garden by a Nicosia butcher. And there is always a surprise dish in the mix, be that mahelepi (a cornstarch and rosewater dessert) or pourekia (pastry parcels) with anari cheese. Wash it all down with coffee, tea or fresh juice, and kick back to make the most bucolic surrounds!
As the mother and daughter duo rely only on fresh home grown produce picked on a daily basis, it is recommended that reservations are made 24 hours in advance. It’s worth keeping in mind that Kika’s Garden is also open for dinner for groups of six people and over, with all sorts of traditional food on offer with specialties depending on the season, including moussaka, free range meat, stuffed vine leaves, stuffed courgette flowers, and much more.
Where? Kalepia Village, Paphos district. Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday 9.30am -2pm. Dinner on Thursday – Sunday evening. Call (+357) 99-459400 for specific directions.