New Food on the Block
The renovated Aigaion, one of the most famous taverns in Cyprus, after a period of absence, has made a strong come-back with more creative Greek and Cypriot cuisine. The menu includes fresh salads such as seasonal salad with broad beans and olive oil, delicious appetizers such as greens with eggs; exquisite fried kolokasi chips and unique country style pasta. Of course, local meat on the grill and the traditional rotisserie are part of the menu.
> 40 Ektoros st, Nicosia, +357 22433297
An arrival that has created a stir in Greek cuisine. Located in a small space with a beautiful courtyard near the town center, it “serves” magnificent grandma’s homemade food. One should try its famous pies, the slowly braised meat in the wood-fired oven and the notorious tagliatelle with beef ragu.
> 2 Pindarou st, Nicosia, +357 22252626
Τhe renewed Mouson is ideal as an all-day spot. You should pay a visit for a delicious brunch in the morning, dishes with international influences for lunch, and for laid back late afternoon drinks.
> 15 Mpoumpoulinas st, Nicosia, +357 22664444
In the capital, at the city center, you will also find Nom, more modern, ideal for coffee, breakfast, brunch and light meal. It is small, with a little more “exotic” decor, the ideal destination for fast and delicious food. The pancakes and the bao buns are a must-try.
> Ayias Elenis & Stasandrou, Nicosia, +357 22777077
o5/ THE GRILLHOUSE PROJEKT
The Grillhouse Projekt is a modern “grillhouse” with high-quality grill dishes. Small and cute, it offers the best lamb chops in town, excellent super size steak and beef souvlaki that melts in your mouth.
> 177 Arch. Makariou C Av., Limassol, +357 70005959
o6/ OENOU YI
In Omodos village, you’ll come across “Oenou Yi”, the much-talked about arrival from the Vassiliades winery. Amongst the vineyards you will be able to indulge in several gourmet dishes, influenced by international cuisine, in an elegant and classic setting.
> Dimitri Liperti st, Omodos, +357 25446000
07 / NOMAD BREAD
The small café that belongs to Mihalis Kalopesas, the famous confectioner from Nicosia, has breathed a different kind of air into the “world” of cafés in the center of Limassol. In addition to the award-winning coffee “The Underdog”, you can sample his specialties, “tahinopita-glikisma”, homemade bread and creative desserts.
> 20 Gladstonos st, Limassol, +357 25254520
08/ THAT'S AMORE
That’s Amore is tucked in a space featuring just four tables and is exclusively devoted to the lovers of Italian cuisine. Two Italian ladies are preparing authentic homemade Italian dishes and we just take a bow to their purely Italian flavor!
> 5 Chrysanthou Mylona st, Limassol, +357 25368837
09/ QBLU PLAZA
At the city of Zenon, Larnaca, the must-try arrival is the Ma restaurant in the relatively new Qblu Plaza at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Chef Thanos Stasinos promises to guide you through gourmet journey flavored with Japanese and Peruvian creations.
> 2 Atlantidon st, Larnaca, +357 24505822