Text: Kleanthis Kleanthous
01/ the Insta-worthy
The Boys At Number Five, a gourmet eatery in Nicosia, features select brunch dishes like the much-lauded scrambled eggs, bacon and avocado puree over fragrant black bread.
- 5, THEMISTOKLI DERVI ST, tel. +357 22660421
02/ the elegant
Brunch at the Sir Paul Hotel in Limassol is held in a courtyard that surrounds a centuries-old olive tree and features very generous portions. House specialties include the enormous club sandwich, the XXL burger and pancakes to die for.
- 5, IFIGENEIAS ST, tel. +357 25755454
03/ the trendy
The Cookhouse, perhaps Limassol’s trendiest brunch destination, is where the city’s youth swarm on the weekends for beloved dishes like poached eggs with bacon and asparagus, and the incomparable eggs Benedict.
- 112, GLADSTONOS ST, tel. +357 25353434
04/ The traditional
In Agros village the Mpakaliko Tou Hapsi takes “mpoukoma” (or mouth stuffing’ as the Cypriots like to call brunch! ) to epic levels. Specialties include fried eggs served over bread rusks, lountza (smoked pork tenderloin) in wine sauce, halloumi, homemade jams and anari (ricotta style) cheese served with local honey.
- E110, AGROU AV., tel. +357 99409108
05/ the organic
The ideal location for brunch featuring fresh, organic ingredients and locally grown produce goes by the name Kika’s Garden and is located in Kallepia. Diners will fall in love with Miss Kika’s signature eggs with vegetables, the latter from her own garden, as well as an assortment of local, organic charcuterie and cheese.
- 17, THEODOROU KOLOKOTRONI ST, tel. +357 99459400