Maria Onisiforou

SFERA 96,8 producer, Maria Onisiforou picks her favourite spots for coffee, food and drinks in Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca.

By Diana Aza

-Where do you most enjoy your morning coffee?

-I’ll tell you about the weekends, where I am a ‘guest’ in my parent’s home in Limassol. I most enjoy my morning coffee there. I wake up from the smell of freshly baked coffee, while a table full of breakfast goodies is waiting for me.

-Which is your favorite city yard?

-At 1888. One of the most beautiful and picturesque yards in Nicosia.

-Where can you find the best souvlaki?

-At Astra Kebab, owned by my uncle.

-Where do you find authentic meze dishes?

-I couldn’t pick anything else but my family’s tavern. Stone Tavern in Pareklissia, Limassol, customers can enjoy a rich Cyprus meze.

-Favorite restaurant/bar/cafe in your neighborhood?

-Ilektrika Idi in Limassol. It’s an all-day bar located at the heart of the city.

-Could you reveal a well-hidden city gem?

-This summer I discovered ESOBGA, which is located in the pine trees, near the Presidential Palace.

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

-My favourite dish is salad, therefore I order them in every restaurant I go.

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

-Mediterranean cuisine, because I won’t easily try dishes from other cuisines.

-Where could you find the best cocktails?

– My favourite Mouson bistro bar at Onasagorou and Ammos in Larnaca.

-Where do you usually find delightful sweets?

-At the traditional pastry shop Melirriton at Stavrou Avenue. Have you tried the orange cake? I recommend trying it with ice cream. Perfect!

-Which place do you remember fondly?

-I will take you to Limassol again and specifically, my childhood years. Carelessness, walks and games with schoolmates in our homes’ yards. My best memories are from my village.

Listen to Maria Onisiforou on Sfera 96,8 everyday between 10pm-12pm.

Info:

1888, Lefkonos 23, Nicosia

Astra Kebab, Thespios 23, Limassol

Stone Tavern, Archangelou Michail 82, Pareklissia, Limassol

Ilektrika Idi, Chatziloizi Michailidi 3-25, Limassol

Mouson Bistro and Bar, Mouson 14, Nicosia

ESOBGA, Agathonos 4, Strovolos, Nicosia

Ammos Beach Bar, Mackenzie Beach, Larnaca

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