Popular singer, Giorgos Stamataris introduces us to his favourite spots for coffee, food and drinks in Nicosia and Limassol.
By Diana Aza.
-Where do you usually enjoy your morning coffee?
-Although I don’t drink coffee, I like to have my breakfast in front of the TV so I can get informed.
-Which is your favorite city yard?
-At Karvounomageiremata. It is an inner courtyard with a nice atmosphere.
-Where can you find the best souvlaki?
-Karvounostimies in my neighbourhood. Always high quality and clean.
-Where do you find authentic meze dishes?
-At Zanettos in Nicosia. Very consistent.
-Favorite restaurant/bar/cafe in your neighborhood?
-My new favourite shop in my neighbourhood is Paul. A new option in the centre of Nicosia, which I liked very much.
-Could you reveal a well-hidden city gem?
-Although it is not a big secret, I’ll say it for those who don’t know it. Valtou Rigani in Nicosia. It is also value for money.
-A restaurant that holds a special place in your heart? A recommended dish?
-To Elliniko at Hilton Park. Great Greek cuisine. I always order its dakos and the pluck meat.
-Which is your favorite kind of cuisine and where you can enjoy it in Cyprus?
-I really love Greek cuisine and I enjoy it at Valtou Rigani.
-The best place to hang out with friends?
-Buono Lounge Bar in Nicosia. I have been singing there, every Friday, for 5 years.
-Where could you find the best cocktails?
-You can enjoy very nice cocktails at Epsilon Resto Bar at Limassol’s marina.
-Where do you usually find delightful sweets?
-For some years now, at the city centre you can find Boutique Patisserie, where my friend Mariella Christou makes her wonderful sweets.
-Which place do you remember fondly?
-The memories we all have from our childhood are always the best. I spend my childhood at Ayioi Omoloyites, where our home was. Near there, was Mondial confectionery, which was popular for its chocolate cake. Since I was 5, I used to go there every day to get it.
Karvounomageiremata – 154 Ledras, Nicosia
Karvounostimies – Gonia Tompazi & Peiraios Lykavitos, Nicosia
Zanettos – Trikoupi 65, Nicosia
Paul – Zinas Kanther 11, Nicosia
To Elliniko – Achaion 1, Engomi, Nicosia
Boutique Patisserie – Nikis Avenue 7D & 7E, Nicosia
Mondial confectionery – 14B D. Severi Avenue, Nicosia
Buono Cafe Lounge Bar – Arch. Makarios III Avenue, Nicosia
Epsilon Resto Bar – Limassol Marina
Giorgos Stamataris appears every Friday at Buono Lounge bar in Nicosia, every Saturday at the Rogmes in Limassol and once a month at Bar Ouranos in Annabelle Hotel in Paphos.