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Constantina Demetriadou Constantinou

PR & Media expert in Cal Creative Communication reveals her favourite spots for food, coffee and drinks in the city.

-Where do you usually enjoy your morning coffee?

-Undoubtedly in my bed! My next choice is Cito Gourmet Express in the centre of Nicosia. I love its coffees, its tastes and the politeness of its people. Politeness is one of the first things I look for in a shop and in people, in general.

-Which is your favourite city yard?

-I miss yards and I’d really like it if more existed. Beba’s yard is one of the ones I like and it is great at nights.

-Where can you find the best souvlaki?

-At Mezostrati. They are always great, always in the same quality.

-Where do you find authentic meze dishes?

-At Mezostrati and Zanettos.

-Favourite shop in your neighbourhood?

-It’s not exactly in my neighbourhoods but I pass from there often to buy supplies. Bavarian Delicatessen is really a place worth to visit, over and over again.

-Could you reveal a well-hidden city gem?

-Meres bookshop at the heart of old Nicosia. A must for Saturday mornings before a Mango Bellini and brunch at DOT.

-A restaurant that holds a special place in your heart? A recommended dish?

-My favourite restaurants are scattered in Athens, London, Rome, Paris and the Greek islands. In Nicosia you will often see met at Skinny Fox. There’s no way I won’t order the Moroccan salad.

-Which is your favourite kind of cuisine and where you can enjoy it in Cyprus?

-I love Japanese cuisine, which I enjoy often at Nippon in Larnaca.

-The best place to hang out with friends?

-Salomi’s tavern in Ayios Tychonas, Limassol.

-Where could you find the best cocktails?

-In Nicosia, you will find great cocktails at Skinny Fox. I hope it’s not worrying but I think I tried all of them!

-Where do you usually find delightful sweets?

-At Novikov in Mayfair, where the food and the desserts are out of this world. The Nutela cheesecake served with cherry sorbet will win any chocolate fan over. Also, the tiramisu I tried last month in a great trattoria in Rome, named Tonnarello, was simply a dream.

-Which place do you remember fondly?

-My most beautiful memories have to do with people. Many of those have Paphos as a background, which I love for many different reasons.

Info: Cito Gourmet Express, Dervi 48, Nicosia. Beba, Pindarou 2, Nicosia. Mezostrati, Evagorou 18E, Nicosia. Zanettos, Trikoupi 65, Nicosia. Bavarian Delicatessen, Tagmatarxi Dimitri Pouliou 16, Engomi. Meres, Pentadaktylou 33, Nicosia. DOT, Athinas 6B, Nicosia. Skinny Fox, Menandrou 14, Nicosia. Nippon, Stadiou 120, Larnaca. Salomis’ Tavern, Griva Digeni 72, Ayios Tychonas.