I recently stumbled across Temptations Tea House after a stroll around the new sculpture park in Yeroskipou in Paphos.
Set just off the central square and behind the church of Ayia Paraskevi, the recently opened venue serves a light lunch, snacks, cakes and cream teas.
Previously Rosie’s tea room, the new owners have revamped the interior and there is a lovely shaded area outside area to the back. Or choose to sit at the front and admire the beautiful Byzantine church.
Service is attentive and friendly and the menu is varied and includes all sorts of snacks: sausage rolls, a choice of sandwiches – even bacon baps. Paninis have fillings such as brie and cranberry, bacon melt, tuna mayo mix and others.
The ‘fresh locally made pork pie’ with salad and coleslaw, pickle and English mustard as an accompaniment was delicious and a reasonable €6.50. Ploughman’s lunch, quiche of the day and jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings are also available.
A good selection of teas are on offer, as well as coffee, milk shakes (Temptations freakshakes) and other soft drinks. There are also a few alcoholic beverages, such as beer and local wine available too.
Cakes, sponges, cheesecake, scones, tea cakes and pastries aren’t for those watching their waistlines, but everyone deserves a treat sometimes. It would be hard to visit here without ordering something to go with your tea or coffee. The tea house also offers cream teas and serves an afternoon tea buffet every Wednesday from 12pm- 4pm.
The interior is light and airy with sleek, clean lines and a modern feel. Cakes and desserts are on display in a cabinet and pastries, scones and other delights are placed temptingly on the shop counter.
Temptations is a good name for this café and there is lots of choice on the menu to suit most palates.
The venue also takes bookings for large parties, including Christenings and weddings that take place at nearby venues or the local church
Temptations Tea House
Where: Yeroskipou Square, 3 Nikis Street, Yeroskipou, Paphos
When: 9am to 6pm
Contact: 96 924444