Finding a more relaxed café to have a drink and a bite to eat with a pleasant atmosphere does not necessarily mean picking a fancy spot and paying over the odds anymore in Larnaca, and To Kafe tis Chrysanthis is arguably the best proof of that.
If you live in Larnaca, you have either walked past this small café and not noticed it, or you are an avid fan who visits just about every week. Situated just on the corner of the big outdoor car park near Laiki Geitonia, To Kafe Tis Chrysanthis is a quaint little spot which is almost impossible to dislike.
With inches between the road and the front door, the cozy café could be confused for the set of a 1970s sitcom. The indoor seating area has a very retro feeling – a number of simple wooden chairs and tables are scattered around the small space, with some nice art on the walls as well as a different motivational quote to give your day a boost.
A narrow outdoor part sandwiched between its own exterior wall and that of the neighbouring shop, is fitted with outdoor heaters to keep you warm during the cold spells.
There is a wonderful atmosphere at the café, created by both the staff and the customers, helped by the very comfortable surroundings.
Drinks range from cocktails, but the quality lies again in the homemade products like their signature lemonades and smoothies.
There is good wholesome, healthy food across the menu, including veggie burgers for under 5 euros, jacket potatoes for less than 6 euros and generous salads for 5.50 euros.
The service is always fast and to the point, with the family-run spirit making the place even more pleasant.
Importantly, there are cakes too, and even those on the strictest of diets will have trouble turning down a slice of oreo or lemon cheesecake. New cakes are frequently added to the list.
If you like a relaxed environment, warm service and wholesome food then there is every chance you will leave Kafe tis Chrysanthis with a smile on your face.