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Klokkari arcade, between Ledras & Onasagorou street, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA)
Mon-Sun 8:00-1:00
Food: [rating:0] n/a
Service: [rating:3] 3/5
Ambiance: [rating:4] 4/5
It is quite obvious in Cyprus that the number of cafés exceeds people’s needs by a lot. What is surprising is that, even in a saturated market, Pieto has managed to stand out regardless of the café situation. Remember Evroulla’s? This small and cute café is right next to it in the Klokkari Arcade in between Onasagorou and Ledra street. It might be small but its content definitely carries some history as almost all the furniture is vintage. We are talking about 1920’s sofas, 1930’s lighting and 1940’s original chairs! It could look French but everything is actually local and carefully selected.
It works mostly as a café and offers excellent coffee in a very retro ambiance. I liked the fact that the cappuccino freddo comes in a small glass and finally tastes like real coffee rather than a cup of something bitter that is distantly related to coffee. It also offers home-made cakes as well as a few sandwiches and salads with the prospect to offer a few carefully selected daily dishes. The fact that it has free wi-fi, daily newspapers and magazines and comfortable sofas and small tables makes it attractive to, not only to those would like a coffee break but to some that would like to work or relax for longer.
The truth is that, although it offers alcoholic drinks too, I would have loved to see this place as a proper wine bar with platters and nibbles and aged pork legs hanging from the ceiling. Anyhow, this is me who prefers drinks over long afternoon coffee but still appreciates something different.

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