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Constantina Neofytou

Alpha TV journalist and presenter reveals her favourite spots for food, coffee and drinks in Nicosia and her hometown Limassol.

-Where do you usually enjoy your morning coffee?

-Truth is that I have my morning coffee at work, almost every day. George who manages Alpha’s cafe makes great coffees and also makes my morning cappucino, in which I add a drop of caramel.

-Which is your favourite city yard?

-It’s not exactly a yard but I will say Pieto. It is a very unique place, with many lights, colours and a positive aura which puts you in a good mood.

-Where can you find the best souvlaki?

-At 3+1 in Latsia. Especially their chicken kebab is very tasty and I can visit them often as they are near Alpha’s premises.

-Where do you find authentic meze dishes?

-At Valtou Rigani. All their dishes are wonderful and in very good prices.

-Favourite shop in your neighbourhood?

-I haven’t discovered it yet.

-Could you reveal a well-hidden city gem?

-It’s probably not a secret for Nicosians but when I first went to Pivo at the Old City I was astonished. They make their own beers which are great!

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

-Pi in my hometown Limassol. I always order the chicken & mango salad and I add pomegranate, mushrooms and artichoke.

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

-I have a weak spot for Italian cuisine and the best place to enjoy it a tasty pasta is La Boca in Limassol.

-The best place to hang out with friends?

-Mallon Glikis in Saripolou. By far my favourite. We usually gather there with my friends. I’ve spent my birthday many times there!

-Where could you find the best cocktails?

-At PIER ONE at the old port. You can accompany your cocktail with a magnificent view.

-Where do you usually find delightful sweets?

-At Ilektrika Idi in Saripolou. They usually serve them in beautiful little jars.

-Which place do you remember fondly?

-The ballet insitute I used to go, Frosso Hadjigeorgiou in Limassol. I always remember it with nostalgia and very much love, as I used to be a student there for 14 years.

INFO: Pieto, Ledras 207, old Nicosia. 3+1, Demetri Stavrou 24, Latsia. Valtou Rigani, Prevezis 15, Nicosia. Pivo Microbrewery, Asklipiou 36, Old Nicosia. Pi, Kitiou Kyprianou 27, Limassol. La Boca, Ayiou Andreou 223, Limassol. Ilektrika Idi, Chatziloizi Michailidi, Limassol. PIER ONE, old port, Limassol. Mallon Glikis, Saripolou square, Limassol.