By now we should all be pretty much familiar with the concept of brunching in Cyprus. In other words, the combination of a late breakfast and an early lunch that usually takes place on weekends with the company of good friends. If arranged with a day trip on a sunny morning to a nearby village everything becomes even more appealing.
I mean who doesn’t love the idea of splurging into a tasty meal with a backdrop of our beautiful countryside with its natural sceneries? Whether in the city or in the countryside the brunch notion is cherished by many and we do believe is here to stay.
So if you are hiding away and taking the traditional route of eating, guess what? We are here to help you embrace it like a local!
- Jar Preserves | Location: Kato Drys Village
As evident from the name, Jar preserves is famous for its selection of home-made jams, marmalades and chutneys. As if the above were not enough, these are not all someone can find in the loving home of Elli in Kato Drys. Satisfying everyone’s appetite, one can find homemade scones, cheese selection including home-made Halloumi, homemade bread, Banana bread and yogurt accompanied with fruit and toppings! All these are produced by the wonderful Elli who makes all these delicatessens and mouth-watering flavors with great pleasure in her own kitchen. As you have probably guessed, the whole setting feels like brunching at a familiar house rather than a restaurant. This alone makes the whole experience far more personal and enjoyable. And to top it all of you can even buy some jars from her huge collection to take the whole experience home with you!
- Riverland Bio farm | Location: Kampia
Riverland Bio Farm, is a great choice for brunch in the countryside as it combines breathtaking landscape views along with high quality products produced at the farm. The whole place is wonderful for a family adventure or even a road trip to Kampia with friends. There are many exciting activities to choose from such as horse riding, archery and let’s not forget the amazing chance of getting familiar and cosy with the animals! Reverting back to the food, the brunch includes anything organic from milk to eggs, yogurt, olives, Halloumi cheese and much more. Apart from the feast, one can enjoy a personal tour of the area from Vasilis who runs the farm and loves the whole concept of living in the countryside and enjoying the simple things. Whether you’re a lover of high-quality organic products or the rural areas this place is for you!
- Mpakaliko tou Hapsi | Location: Agros
To Mpakaliko tou Hapsi, is located somewhere near Agros village and it is housed in a renewed old village dwelling. The place smells of Cyprus, not only because of the scenic views but because everything served is completely traditional. You can taste anything related to Cyprus like egg on toast but with Cypriot style bread, Kefalotiri cheese, Anari served with some kind of delicious grape juice known as ‘grape molasses’, lountza and several home-made jams made with local fruit. Of course Halloumi cheese could not be missing from the menu, however even this is served with an interesting twist. It is fried in our famous traditional wine ‘Commandaria’ and served with figs and honey. The place also offers a selection for all tea lovers of fine herbal teas. It is worth noting that a beautiful touch is that you get offered information on the effects of the teas and their benefits. Only thing holding you back is the call you need to make to let the place to know about your excursion as they like to be ready for you!
- Tsimpimatouthkia | Location: Kalopanayiotis
Who needs a reason to visit the picturesque Kalopanayiotis village? In case someone needed one; now we have one, Tsimipimatouthkia! Only from the name, you can very well assume that this place offers Cypriot inspired food in the form of breakfast/ brunch and lunch but in a very unique way. Think of quality, anything from anari, honeycomb, almond and even bee pollen you can savor it there. Surely you can also find some of our more traditional products like Cypriot sausage, Halloumi along with eggs but this time served as toppings to a tasty vegetable dish! As mentioned above only the village alone is a delightful and pleasant experience, why not accompany it with a tempting brunch at Tsimpimatouthkia?