Cuisine: Coffee - Snacks - Dessert
Price: Coffees at around €3, cakes between €2 and €3
Address: 118 Ledras Street
Info: open all day until 6pm during the week, 8pm on Saturdays and 9pm on Sundays
Ideal for people-watching with affordable coffee, and in the heart of Old Nicosia is the new cafe belonging to G. Charalambous (Γ. Χαραλάμπους) - a household name for traditional Cypriot coffee and the importer of renowned European brands of coffee and tea.
The cafe is actually the site of where the famous coffee company began as a small shop with mills grinding and toasting coffee beans back in 1943. True to tradition, the traditional Cypriot coffee is made on a bed of hot sand, there are also Cypriot snacks such as preserved fruit and vegetables (γλυκά) as well as all kinds of toasted nuts for you to try!
As the representative of Lavazza, Celest instant coffee and Ahmad Tea on the island, they serve relatively cheap beverages from 2 to 3 euros. I had a deliciously aromatic and creamy latte with a big slice of apricot tart with the freshest and tastiest jam inside. The cheesecake was baked perfectly, packed with flavour and was complimented by a refreshing berry coulis. There are also muffins and sesame cookies if you want something lighter on the calorie side. On the whole, it's definitely worth stopping by for a quick pick-me-up drink - it's my fave hangout spot for Old Nicosia at the moment.
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