Culture & People Insider Views Constantinos Kouyialis

Constantinos Kouyialis

Constantinos Kouyialis, the owner of The Boys at Number Five, reveals his favorite corners of the city.

– Where do you like to enjoy your morning coffee?

-I normally love to have my morning coffee at The Boys at Number Five and at Menta as well!

-Which is your favorite city yard?

– My favorite yard is Nicosia Municipal Garden in the center of the city. However, I used to spend time at my grandfather’s orchard, when he was alive.

-Where can you find the best souvlaki in Nicosia?

– Definitely, in my parents’ backyard!

-Where do you find authentic meze dishes?

-At Patrikon in Tersefanou village, by far! The number of items on the menu is limited, but the ones present, have a history of excellent taste and quality.

-Your favorite place in the city?

-Matthaios restaurant.

-Could you reveal a well-hidden city gem?

-Prodromou Park and a few terraces across the Buffer Zone.

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

-Skinny Fox, Duck Steam Buns and Foie Gras.

-Which is your favorite kind of cuisine?

-Apparently, I eat everything! However, eggplant with potatoes and yogurt is my number one choice!

– And where could you enjoy it?

-At Matthaios, for sure, and sometimes at Pantopoleion.

-And the best, timeless place to hang out?

-I do not believe that Cyprus is really up to alternative places. There is always something new.

-Any cocktails recommendations?

-I enjoy amazing cocktails at Lost + Found, or Notes & Spirits.

-Where do you usually go for delightful sweets?

-In London… Or at The Boys!

-Which place of the island do you remember fondly?

-Palaichori, with a wanderlust that stems from many wonderful memories such as strawberry picking, raw almonds, kleftiko, hide and sick, ‘michanoues’, snow!

INFO:

The Boys at Number Five, Themistokli Dervi 5, Nicosia

To Patrikon, Makariou 3, Tersefanou, Larnaca

Matthaios restaurant, 8th October Square, Nicosia

Skinny Fox, Menandrou 14, Nicosia

Lost + Found, Vyronos 38, Nicosia

Notes & Spirits, Evagorou 33, Nicosia

 

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