The most long-awaited opening of the year (postponed from last year) is a restored market hall in Saripolou Square in the heart of the old town.
Inspired by the French Art Nouveau, the 1918 creation of the Greek architect Zacharias Vondas was meant to bring all the farmers and merchants wandering the town together into one place — the meeting point of the citizens. For many years coming here once a week was considered an important and happy occasion. People from the villages nearby would come here by bus. Small cafes would pop up around, life would start bustling.
During the 1970s the old town began to decline, habits changed and the market slowly lost its importance.
A hundred years later markets are becoming popular again and the Limassol “Pantopoleio” is restored to life under the new name of Agora.
Besides the stalls with farmers’ produce there is a dozen of restaurants (pizza, sea food, Mexican and Lebanese cuisine, pasta, gyros, baker’s, chocolate, ice cream, beverages and more), a beauty salon and a club, a playground, optician’s, cosmetics and souvenir shops. From a rooftop bar one can take in the narrow wavy streets, roofs and picturesque shutters of the old town.
Zeit W Zeitoon
This Lebanese fusion restaurant by the Agiou Nikolaou roundabout became a favourite lunch spot of the local business community almost immediately after its opening.
The place boasts an interior tending to lounge cafe style and an extensive and varied menu not limited to Lebanese specialities. That is, if whilst stuffing yourself up with hummus you realise you’d had a burger or halloumi or a steak or a Ceasar salad, your wish would be satisfied here. Make sure you taste pita bread, salads with herb crusted goat cheese, and the customers’ most favourite traditional Lebanese manakish pizzas with mince (Zeit W Zeitoon’s chef turns mince into soft pâté).
In the evenings the place is quieter than at lunchtime which makes it equally perfect for a family dinner as well as for hanging out with friends. Since the restaurant has barely been open for a couple of months, new dishes appear on the menu, making it an exciting place to come back and find something new each time.
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Mitbah is a small family restaurant in the old town on the corner of Anexartisias and Athinon opened by Erez Einav, an experienced award-winning chef, participant and finalist of culinary shows.
As one may guess the place offers Israeli cuisine, however, interpreted by the chef it also bears the influence of the neighbouring regions of the Middle East and Meditarenian culture. The menu includes pita bread stuffed with meat and vegetables, hummus made of various ingredients including cauliflower, mushrooms or aubergine, chicken and lamb dishes, falafel, chef’s taboulé, salads with tahini and fresh herbs, shakshuka and a great choice of vegetarian dishes. As spices and subtle combinations of tastes are paid the utmost attention here, Mitbah is a perfect place to stimulate your taste buds.
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It was in the beginning of the summer that this sandwich shop at the end of the busy Georgiou Griva Digeni street set out to fight hunger. The establishment’s concept is to feed quickly and well using all groups of food in a convenient format of a sandwich, a bowl or a lunchbox.
Here you’ll find a lot of vegetables, healthy proteins, pulse based superfoods and cereals, bottled freshly squeezed juices and seasonal fruit. Apart from permanent items on the menu, there is a lunchbox of the day such as, for example, baked chicken with sweet potatoes and cabbage, pork with rice and pineapple, Thai chicken curry, Indian chickpeas with rice and so on. These guys love experimenting and are happy to bring the biggest hits of various national cuisines into their lunches.
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A new cafe in a busy line of establishments on Makariou Ave in the Enaerios area opened in late September. Its light minimalistic space with comfortable seats suits equally perfectly for thoughtful breakfasts, friendly chit-chat over a cup of coffee or a couple of hours’ work at a laptop.
At the moment the menu is filled primarily with drinks, that is standard choice of coffee including filter coffee, fresh vitamin juices, tea as well as homemade ice tea. Also on offer are simple but nourishing snacks such as open sandwiches with salmon, avocado or ham, yogurt and oats bowls, croissants with sweet and fruit toppings.
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