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Friends of Museums Restaurant

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Saraba (Muze Dostlari) Restaurant

If you are looking to taste genuine Turkish Cypriot cuisine, Saraba Restaurant is the right choice. The restaurant is within the historical Chapter House, a two-storey building on the south eastern side of the St. Sophia Cathedral (Selimiye Mosque), which was built in the 14th century.  It was a place where the priests of the Cathedral used to gather. At present, it is used as a restaurant and a local for 'Friends of Museums' and 'Mountaineering Societies'. Feel free to try from a wide variety of Turkish Cypriot dishes while enjoying the breath taking view of the Selimiye Mosque/ St. Sophia Cathedral.

Address: Saraba Restaurant - Friends of Museums Association, Chapter House, Old Walled City, Lefkosa, Nicosia

Telephone: +90 392 2289345

Monday to Saturday

11:30 - 16:00

 

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Orange Restaurant

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Orange Restaurant

Located conveniently on Arasta Street, close to Selimiye Mosque, Orange Restaurant is a spot where you can try a variety of kebab grills, meat, chicken doner and lahmacun on a budget. 

Address: Arasta Street, No.68-70, Old Walled City, Lefkosa, Nicosia

Monday to Saturday

11:00 - 17:00

 

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Özerlat Coffee

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Özerlat Coffee

History of Turkish Coffee and Özerlat

Turkish coffee was first introduced in Cyprus by families emigrating from different parts of Anatolia during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. Ever since, Turkish coffee became an integral part of Cypriot culture; on a daily basis, people meticulously go through the ritual of preparing Turkish coffee at home. 

The process of making coffee at home was initially an arduous process: it consisted of roasting green coffee beans in pans, grinding the roasted beans with hand mills and cooking the ground coffee on burning coal. All of this was just to enjoy a small cup of this divine beverage.

In early 1900s, Dervis Tahmis opened the first Cypriot coffee shop on Nicosia's Ermou Street. Following Tahmis' death in 1932, his oldest son, Hasan Dervis Ozerlat, took over the coffee business. It did not take long for young Hasan Dervis to coin the brand name “Hasan Dervis Ozerlat Kurukahve”. Hasan Özerlat introduced the first electrical coffee grinding machine and started selling Turkish coffee in packages to local markets.

Upon his unexpected death in 1972, the business was once again inherited from father to son. At a younger age than his predecessors, Dervis Ozerlat — the only son of Hasan Dervis — embarked on this century-old journey.. Derviş Özerlat modernized not only the brand name to “Ozerlat Turkish Coffee”, but also introduced new packaging techniques and materials, whilst preserving the traditional taste of coffee Cypriots came to love.

Within the decade, big improvements took place in the assembly and distribution of Turkish coffee within the company. Today, Ozerlat Turkish Coffee is a flourishing and modern company proudly carrying the brand to any home in Cyprus with an aspiration to make it an international trademark.

Özerlat Cafe

Ozerlat Coffee-house located in Nicosia downtown is a spot where visitors can not only enjoy a wide variety of the famous Ozerlat Coffees, but can also buy freshly produced Ozerlat Coffee and tea varieties. Walk-ins are welcome and indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Address: Arasta Street, No.73A, Opposite Selimiye Mosque, Old Walled City , Lefkosa (Nicosia)

Telephone: +90 392 2281191

Monday to Saturday

8:00 - 18:00

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Kelebek (Papillon) Cafeteria

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Kelebek (Papillon) Cafeteria

With its wide selection of kebabs, Kelebek Cafeteria is like heaven on earth for those who are looking to try Turkish kebabs or doner, a dish made of meat cooked on a vertical spit; seasoned meat in the shape of an inverted cone is turned slowly against a vertical rotisserie, then sliced vertically into thin, crisp shavings. Not feeling like eating meat? Choose from a wide variety of chicken, fish and other dishes.

Address : Arasta Street, No.71, Old Walled City, Lefkosa (Nicosia)

Telephone: +90 392 2282719

Open Monday to Sunday

9:00 - 19:00

 

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Kıbrıs Ekmek Kadayıfı Cafe

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 Kıbrıs Ekmek Kadayıfı

Kibris Kadayif is a traditional sweet that is produced daily in a hygienic kitchen atmosphere. The founder of the business is Mrs Bilgin Muezzinoglu. For 25 years, Mrs Muezzinoglu only made Kadayifs for her family friends and relatives. The "Kibris Kadayif" production idea came out in 2002 when one of the family members offered to sell Kadayif's at his market. Today the packaged "Kibris Kadayif" is widely sold in supermarkets and grocery stores.

In the Cafe, Mr and Mrs Muezzinoglu serve home-made traditional Cypriot Ekmek Kadayif along with other desserts and freshly squeezed juices to their customers. 

Address: Asmaalti Street, No.77, Old Walled City, Lefkosa (Nicosia)

Telephone: +90 2272597

Monday to Saturday

www.kibriskadayif.com