It’s all about the view at The English Rose snack bar and café. Set on the seafront on a busy corner in Kato Paphos, this venue is a great place to people watch and soak up the view of the harbour, castle and the sea.
If you’re strolling around the harbour, taking visitors sightseeing in the area or fancy whetting your whistle, English Rose is a good place to stop.
Alcoholic drinks, soft beverages and teas, coffees and smoothies are all reasonably priced, as is the food which is basic. Portions are generous and generally service is good, although it can be slow during busier times.
A covered outdoor seating area to the front is often packed during summer months and is popular with tourists popping in for a quick snack and a drink. Try to grab a ‘front line’ table, as they have the best view.
The tables and chairs are modern and comfortable.
If you feel like a coffee and cake, try the apple pie, the cocktails are good too.
The atmosphere is laid back, as befits the location, and making the most of the outdoors, patio heaters are placed on the terrace to warm customers during the cooler months.
Often, Poseidonio avenue (on which it sits) is closed to traffic and the area is awash with pedestrians, although there is usually ample parking to be found at the public car park opposite. It is also very close to the bus station in Kato Paphos, which is handy.
This venue tends to be busier during lunchtime than in the evening and is also a prime spot to watch the winter waves crash against the sea wall.
This is not a particularly ‘Cypriot’ venue – neither the staff or the food – but if you’re looking for a cafe style menu with a superb view and have a fascination for people watching, then pay English Rose a visit.
The English Rose
Where: Poseidonas Ave, Kato Paphos
Contact: 99 603606
When: 9am-midnight 7 days a week