As soon as you set foot in Granny’s backyard (Stin Avli tis yiayias) you feel something very familial. This is because of the aromas escaping from the kitchen and the cozy space that reminds people of a traditional Cypriot homestead. The kind and genuine hospitality that distinguishes the staff there is also another giveaway. We are talking about a tavern that opened recently in Larnaca and has succeeded in just a short time to become a regular hangout for locals and others. The loaded meze, made of granny Paulina’s recipes and combined with modern touches, have all won both young and old. There are dishes that waken beautiful childhood memories. And if you order the full meze, you should expect to see snails, tava, fried tomatoes, and halloumi with figs, all coming to honour your table. Even if your stomach gets full, you must try home preserves and halva (semolina pudding). The mood gets even brighter and runs late at night with live Greek music on Fridays and Saturdays. 11 Patron, Larnaca, 24 626 244. Open daily from 7pm.