Muse café kitchen bar is found in an area of the old town and boasts spectacular panoramic views across both Paphos and the coastline.
It can be a little tricky to find on a first visit, as it’s tucked away down a winding road behind the Paphos Bishopric in Mousallas, but once found, it won’t be forgotten. And don’t be put off by finding that the destination is next to the current roadworks, part of an upgrading programme that is currently underway in Paphos old town.
Since this family-run venue opened a number of years ago, it quickly found a loyal local Cypriot and expat crowd which has continued to grow. All ages frequent Muse whether to enjoy a drink at the outdoor bar during warmer periods, or to soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
The interior and general décor is contemporary, crisp and clean, and a decked sunset vantage point is both romantic and breath-taking.
Open all day, every day (brunch, lunch and dinner), Muse is a wonderful place to meet friends for a coffee or something stronger. The drinks menu is good and signature cocktails are sumptuous and well made. Muse is a great place to take visitors, and as it sits on a hillside overlooking Paphos, steps up from a main street often see visiting ‘explorers’ come across the venue by accident.
Outdoor shades provide protection from the sun and seating consists of both sofas and chairs. The interior is sleek and well designed and complete with an indoor bar. Night time lighting is fashionable and mood enhancing.
Occasional and interesting events are held at Muse and this summer included a tango evening. Details can be found on their Facebook page.
Although this can be a busy venue, there are quieter moments and a visit here can be a relaxing experience. Muse has a real cosmopolitan vibe and there is also free Wi-Fi for those who can’t live for a moment without internet access. Hidden away, it’s a gem for Paphos and recommended to try.
Muse café kitchen bar
Where: Andrea Ioannou, 5, Mousallas, Paphos
When: All day every day
Contact: 26 941951