Weekends and brunch go hand in hand, and when you’ve had enough of the office all week, it’s time to head out for food fancies under open skies. Breathe in the fresh air, order your favourite treat and recharge those batteries in My Cyprus Insider style.
1.Guest Mezebar, Limassol centre
This gorgeous establishment may be in the centre of Limassol, but it’s so very calm, peaceful and leafy that you’d be mistaken for thinking you were in the middle of a pretty village. Guest Mezebar – on the pedestrianized Zik Zak street – is a popular spot for an evening drink, and now, the addition of brunch on the menu has attracted foodies looking for a bite of their traditional Cypriot breakfast, their poached eggs, tasty pancakes and delish smoothies.
2. Kika’s Garden, Kallepia village
Quite possibly the loveliest outdoor space that you could possibly brunch in, this garden paradise known as Kika’s Garden in the Paphos district village of Kalepia (pictured in the cover photo) is a rural venue run by the passionate mother-daughter duo, Kika and Marle. Serving organic breakfast in the pretty surrounds of their own leafy garden, most of the food dished up comes straight from the garden itself, and you can expect all sorts of homegrown produce in the mix.
Pull up up a chair right under the shade of a 120-year-old carob tree, as you breathe the fresh air and soothe the senses in relaxed style. Everything is homemade (including the amazing bread) and served with heaps of love. Take note, there’s even jam, honey, carob syrup and much more to take home with you!
3. Fotini House, Omodos village
Head up into the foothills of the Troodos Mountains and when you reach the gorgeous village of Omodos, you can always count on Fotini House to make your day. Nestled in one of the scenic cobbled lanes of the village, take a seat outside the establishment and you may just feel as though you’ve entered a different era with stone buildings and colourful wooden doors painting the prettiest picture.
As for the treats on offer, there are plenty of pies and baked goods to tuck into, including sausage rolls, spinach pies and more, but you can also order a full-on plater to share, complete with cured meats, rusk bread (a specialty here) accompanied with homemade marmalade, local halloumi cheese, eggs and more. Wash it all down with a delicious Cyprus coffee and you’ll be set for the day!