best for breakfast/brunch

Cafe Americain

Themistokli Dervi 6, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA), 22320390 Tue – Fri lunch & dinner, Sat-Sun 10:00-11:30 If you called to make brunch reservations on a Sunday and you got a “sorry we’re full” response, then join the club. [...]

Edem’s Yard

Karaoli & Demetriou 8, LARNACA, 99847781 Tue-Sun 9:00-16:00 Their Instagram profile was enough to get a 9 month pregnant lady driving to Larnaca. When you eat for 2 (or 10 in my case), you have to [...]

Lazaris Bakery Bar

37-39 Agiou Lazarou, LARNACA, 24655700 Tue-Sun 7:30-0:00 They say you first eat with your eyes, and then with the rest of the 4 senses (or 3 rather as I can’t see how you could eat with [...]

The Daily Roast

Esperides 2C, Akropoli,  NICOSIA (LEFKOSIA) Mon-Fri 7-19:00, Sat 9:00-16:00 Please note there is a Daily Roast in the centre of Nicosia on Gerasimou Markora st which only serves snacks. Check out the older review Let’s be honest, speciality [...]

Kika’s Garden

Kallepia village, 99459400, PAPHOS Mon-Sun 10:30-14:30, 19:00-23:00 (call 24 hours in advance to reserve) If you haven’t heard of it, you will. And a lot of it. That’s what happens when something new, authentic and different [...]

Bakery Gourmet Kafeneio

Sachtouri, 25106881, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon 9.30am – 4pm, Tue – Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun Closed One picture on Instagram showing vegan pumpkin pancakes was enough to get me to my new favourite place. The most [...]

Brunching at Bistrot 55

Eleftherias 55, 25212100, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Wed-Sat lunch & dinner, Weekend brunch (11:00-15:00) Limassolians, don’t be upset by what I ‘m about to say: I don’t think there are enough brunch places in your city- at least [...]

Elma & Fred

Griva Digeni 42-44, 22680400, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 9:00-23:00 Food: 4/5 Service: 4.5/5 Ambiance: 4/5 Out of the quite-a-few good surprises this year I think this is the biggest one. It’s not a hidden gem as it [...]

The Lodge Steak and Seafood Co.

Poseidonos 52, 96677288, PAPHOS Mon-Thu 18:00-23:00, Fri-Sun 12:00-23:00 Food: 4/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 I don’t visit  Paphos as often but when I do go I make sure it’s worth it. The fact that The Lodge [...]

Restaurants for post-holiday light food

If there is anyone who hasn’t over-eaten during the holidays please raise their hand. Anyone…? No…? No-one. I think the term “over-ate” doesn’t even begin to describe what I did over Christmas. After two weeks of [...]

The Cookhouse

Gladstonos 112, 25353434, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Fri 7:30-19:30, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 Food: 4/5 Service: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 I have been really looking forward to the opening of The Cookhouse for two main reasons: firstly, my gym is right [...]

Brunching at STATE

Alkaiou 23, Engomi, 22255111, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun 19:00-2:00, Sun 11:00-16:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 Rumour has it that the revamped Occhio has let go of some things but has also kept a few. The [...]