Evroula Restaurant, Stoa Klokarri, Ledras Street (for souvlaki/seftalia &“kotoletta”)

The two characteristics that make this place so special is its authenticity and simplicity! Everyone can enjoy the hospitality of the owners and taste every imaginable Cypriot recipe, as everyday they serve different plates!

https://www.likealocalguide.com/nicosia/estiatorio-evroula

 

Agios Yeorgios Tavern, Plateia Dimarcheias, Old Town (for Cypriot “mezedes”)

Great service, value for money, home cooked meals, huge variety. Cypriot cuisine at its best and in its original form.

 

Avo Lahmajoun, Onasagorou Street (Armenian cuisine)

A nice place where quantity meets quality and where Cypriot flavors meet Armenian ones. A traditional oven that bakes homemade goodies every day, with the best prices in town.

https://www.likealocalguide.com/nicosia/avo-lahmajoun

 

Alladin, Ledras Street (Arabic street food)

Lebanese cuisine at its best. With a takeaway menu as well.

 

Pivo Microbrewery (beer and food)

This independently owned microbrewery was co-founded by four brothers who share their passion for beer, innovation, quality and creativity. It is based in an old Cypriot house of 1910 in the area of Faneromeni in Nicosia. The place has its own magical character and atmosphere which ties in perfectly with the concept of a craft cottage industry.

https://www.pivomicrobrewery.com.cy/about

 

The Gym, Onasagorou Street (posh restaurant, cocktails)

Gastronomy inspires the creative expression of its cuisine, plus the bar philosophy that dominates the main room. It creates a unique vibe of a relaxed atmosphere in conjunction with innovating cocktails and great music choices.

 

Matheos traditional restaurant – 28th October Square, Nicosia (Cypriot cuisine)

A traditional mageirion (tavern) with local dishes and couleur locale.

https://culinarybackstreets.com/cities-category/elsewhere/nicosia/2016/mattheos/

 

Piatsa Gourounaki, Faneromenis 92 Nicosia (for meat lovers)

The name “Piatsa Gourounaki”, meaning place where little pigs get together, indicates that meat is the main attraction in the menu. The initial idea is to offer fresh, simple, delicious dishes at good prices, in a casual and friendly environment.

http://piatsagourounaki.com.cy/

 

Hurricane local Bakery – Nikocleous str. Nicosia (coffee and sweets)

One of the oldest tea rooms in Nicosia. Famous for its cheese pie and almond croissants as well as petit fours and chocolates. Enjoy a cup of Cyprus coffee while eating one of the above. Set in a small shop only with indoor seating. Once you go through that door, you’re back at the 1960s!

 

BrewFellas Bar, Pigmalionos 7, Nicosia

Awarded by reatebeer.com as the best Beer Bar in town, Brewfellas constantly imports new brands. The bar is decorated with beers and posters and inspires its visitors to have a drink!

 

Patio Cocktail Bar, Great Alexander 55, Nicosia (off Ledra str.)

Situated in an old Cypriot house with a fancy back yard, it offers a culinary event with Spanish tapas you just can’t miss!

 

Prozak Kafeneio (for the best Brandy Sour)

A coffee-shop and a reading room at the same time, which loves art, poetry and live music and offers the best Brandy Sour!

https://in-cyprus.com/prozak-kafeneio/

 

Best food to take with you from Cyprus: halloumi, lountza, loukoumia, Comandaria, zivania, soutzioukos, Cyprus coffee

 

Souvenirs: Laiki Geitonia (old town). Also visit the Centre of Cyprus Handicraft (Athalassa Avenue 186, Strovolos, Tel. +357 22 305 024)