Well worth the drive to Foini, near Troodos. Traditional Cypriot dishes served in a beautiful old tavern – proper homely, hearty food. Book in advance and ask to sit outside where the vines cover a pretty patio which has stunning mountain views.
★★★★★ – €€
Tel: 25 222 239
Delicious fish & chip restaurant serving the freshest produce, traditional fish & chips (gluten free batter is available on request) as well as fresh fish dishes. Fantastic option for take aways. Stunning marine-boutique decor, cozy atmosphere and lovely bar. Open daily, check website for seasonal operating hours.
Paphos Old Town is fast becoming a cool place to hang out, where traditional old buildings in secluded back streets are proving popular with their contemporary twist on food and culture – breathing much needed life back into the tourist town. Here are our top spots and highlights:
Ananas8bit Coffee: 26 600 126
Pambos serves the best freshly roasted artisan coffee in Paphos. Quirky-arty interior/alternative background music (often blues and jazz)/go to read a book/ regular events including live music & art house movies.
Highlights: the coffee, homemade syrup, ambience, Pambos himself. Googlemap Link
Timothy’s Art and Bar: 99 424 417
We almost didn’t publish this as it is the best kept secret in Paphos. Underground/unpretentious bar set in a crumbling old house down a back alley/regular alternative live music/ no airs and graces. Highlights: flaming tequilas, music, roof terrace, attitude. Googlemap Link
Temple Bar Café: 96 727 314
Bar and grill, but all about the bar for us. Think Indian man meets rock music. Old house split into various areas/music memorabilia on display/ live music every weekend/laid-back/ go late. Highlights: garden seating area, layout, floors, music, attitude. Googlemap Link
Muse Café Kitchen Bar: 26 941 951
Very well known in Paphos as one of the hottest spots for a cocktail – fab range of drinks and a tasty menu to boot. Modern layout/stunning views over Paphos town/chill out music/cool contemporary lighting. Highlights: chicken kebab, espresso martini & smooth waiters. Googlemap Link
Plato Sushi and more: 26 951 800
THE best sushi in town, and a really cool wine bar at the same time. Brilliant sushi menu, and great lunch and dinner menu. Fantastic atmosphere, bustling location, town- feel, warm lighting, great seating. Highlights: tempura tiger prawn sushi, wine platters & atmosphere. Googlemap Link
Koutourou Ouzeri: 26 952 953
Amazing home cooking served in a traditional house. Menu changes every couple of days, ensuring fresh dishes, tapas style. Mouth- watering food/ wonderful décor (eclectic display of antiques). Highlights: décor, friendliness, ALL the food, the ‘submarine’ desert. Googlemap Link (25 Martiou Street)
Whilst you are on your wine tasting adventure, why not stop at a taverna to taste the local cuisine? These following tavernas are linked with the Zambartas article of the Limassol wine route:
If you are looking for traditional meze, freshly cooked with seasonal ingredients, try ‘Ariadni’ or ‘Pyrkos’ Tavernas in Vasa village, strictly for meat lovers. If you prefer some live music accompaniment, with a great atmosphere serving meze with a twist, then go where the locals go, ‘Stou Kyryianni’ in the picturesque Omodos village. And finally, if you prefer food with a more international touch then ‘Sykaminia’ restaurant in Ayios Amvrosios is the place to eat. The contact details for each of these tavernas can be found below, please note that the meze prices do not include drinks.
‘Kali Orexi!’ (bon appetit)
Ariadni Taverna – Koilani
Tel: 25 944 064
Meze price: €15 pp
Pyrkos Taverna – Vasa Koilani
Tel: 25 942 655
Meze price: €20 pp
Stou Kyr Yianni – Omodos
Tel: 25 422 100
Meze price: €25 pp
Skyaminia – Agios Amvrosios
Tel: 99 313 865
Meze price: €15 pp