So you’re spending the weekend in the city, but you still feel like you need a nice break from the routine? We have found the perfect spots where you can disappear for a few hours as you immerse yourselves in some true olde worlde vibes!
1. Kafenio 11, Old Nicosia
Located in one of the loveliest parts of old Nicosia, right beside the famous hamam, this pretty spot is well known for its colourful traditionally Cypriot style courtyard – filled with terracotta plant pots and overflowing bougainvillaea. During the day, the plant-filled courtyard of Kafenio 11 is the ideal spot for a morning frappe or strong Cypriot coffee.
Where? Corner of Soutsou and Pireos St, Old Nicosia. Tel: (+357) 99 030985
2. Mallon Glikis Traditional Coffee Shop
Located in the bustling Saripolou area of Limassol, Mallon Glikis is a perfect haven for a spot of slightly less hectic people-watching while enjoying a refreshing frappe and a game of tavli with friends. The café has been decked out in a great balance of hip contemporary minimalism, with plenty of traditional Cypriot décor in the mix.
The wooden tables and chairs wouldn’t be amiss in an old-man kafeneio, but with trendy cocktails and elaborate brunch on the menu, this little spot is taking the kafeneio concept into the present day.
Where? Saripolou, Limassol. Tel: (+357) 25-355325
3. The Vintage Art House Espresso Bar
It may be called a bar, but during the day, this lovely place very much functions as a coffee shop like no other! And the springtine is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the lush garden of The Vintage Art House Espresso Bar, painting a pretty picture beside this beautifully renovated traditional house from the ’50s. Kick back and take in the cosy antique, avant-garde atmosphere and quirky personality.
Where? 7 Karaiskaki St, Paphos. Tel: (+357) 96-83 83 66