28th October, Engomi, 70009111, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA)
Food: [rating:3.5] 3.5/5
Service: [rating:0] n/a
Ambiance: [rating:0] n/a
I remember the first time I visited the Good Food Co I was so pleasantly surprised I kept going back again and again. Over the past 2.5 years, not only it has managed to stay up there at the top, but it has steadily improved. The menu has got bigger, the amount of things that are made in-house has increased, and with all of the above, the number of “fans” is now higher than ever.
I always say that, in order for a restaurant to be successful people that either own it, or care for it as if it were there own have to be present most of the time. In order for quality and flavour to be maintained they need to be supervised. I think this is one of the main reasons that Good Food is different to the rest. Andreas, the chef and owner, is the one makes the menu, the one who makes and prepares every burger from scratch, the one who makes every sandwich and every salad. The fact that most of the things are home-made (from the burger patty to the sour cream), is obvious from the flavour. As Andreas mentioned, his goal is to keep increasing the things he makes in-house. He even sold his freezer since everything is consumed as they are made!
A few things have changed around there but apart from Andreas there is one more thing that remained the same: the best seller which is, the burger. The patty is of course, made in-house using local beef and his special combo of spices and herbs. The cheeseburger is a classic but I couldn’t help but indulge to the God Father. It was served with crispy bacon, caramelised onions, cheese and mushrooms, the home-made sauce and freshly friend onion rings…yummy! The patty has a rich flavour with a good combination of spices, while it is worth noting that the fresh, sweet brioche did not become soggy at all. The New Yorker was equally delicious if you like blue cheese. As a big fan of blue cheese I liked the combination of its strong flavour with the rich flavoured burger. Something that changed over the past two years that I noticed immediately were the fries. I was happy to see that the pre-cooked fries were substituted by fresh, hand-cut, Cypriot fried potatoes. It’s funny how such a small thing makes such a big difference!
The chicken burger was surprisingly tender, a great choice for the ones who prefer to have something lighter. Watching the Roasted vegetables and feta wrap being made me want to devour it. Everything was prepared on the spot and served hot. Finally the fresh, Village salad was very filling even for a main course. It was also surprisingly large for 5€!
Although it’s small there are a couple of tables if you want to have your meal there. I see it as a place from where you can enjoy home-made food at low prices any time of the day, whether that’s a delicious burger, a wrap or a salad!
Each burger cost 6-6.50€, the Vegetable wrap cost 5€ and the salad cost 5€.