By Bejay Browne
Tea For Two on Poseidonos Avenue in Kato Paphos is in a prime location on the seafront and is one of a chain of three café bars which were established in 1991.
In the current economic climate, this small chain is thriving due to good quality, affordably priced food and drink and friendly and welcoming service. If you’re looking for a taste of Cyprus this isn’t the place to visit, as it’s very British in both décor and cuisine.
However, if English food is you thing, or you feel like a sundowner, be it a cocktail, a beer or a glass of wine, a tempting ice cream or dessert, you won’t find anywhere better in Paphos.
The décor is a garish red and white, and plastic tables and chairs deck out both the interior and exterior covered areas. This tea-room, café bar won’t win any style awards but it is practical and is a gem of its type. Toilets are kept spotlessly clean – something most guests usually look out for – and friendliness of staff is paramount.
If you choose to eat, portions are large and tasty and range from a full English breakfast to steak and kidney pie and chips and if you still have room for more, desserts are delicious. The food is simple and hearty and standards are kept high.
The drinks are reasonably priced and range from teas and coffees, to alcoholic beverages. Tea for Two also caters for families and high chairs are available on request. Large parties can also be accommodated. The outlet on Poseidonos Avenue is popular and busy and often packed, but the turnaround is quick and guests are never left waiting too long. Views of the sea from the top floor are the best; this is also a good place to people watch and relax.
The venue is ideally situated for tourists, as a number of hotels and holiday accommodation is close by. It’s within a short walk of the harbour in Kato Paphos and parking can usually be found in the backstreets behind the café.
The chain also has an outlet on the Tomb of the Kings Road and a third in the centre of Paphos town. All are good and offer the same high levels of service but for views and ambience, the Kato Paphos branch is the favourite.
If you’re on a budget and you want value for money, this venue is well worth a visit. Staff say that many of their clients are holidaymakers in Paphos who visit time and again during each single trip.
Tea for Two
When: open all day – until 10pm
Where: Poseidonos Avenue, Kato Paphos