Searays cafe bar is found in an enviable position at the entrance to the Akamas in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Paphos district.
But it’s not just about the location, the food is of a good quality and the service relaxed and welcoming.
I last visited a couple of years ago and was pleased to see the high standards have been maintained.
This venue is hugely popular, especially at sunset and customers often sit outside with a sundowner, a chilled glass of something, or a delicious hot chocolate in the colder months.
Searays is found on a dirt approach road to the Akamas. There is also an area to play Boules which can be privately booked, and sets needed to play are available to hire, while the venue often hosts special events including live music, and these are announced on their Facebook page.
This is also a splendid place to stop off if you’ve been walking your dog in the surrounding countryside or enjoying a stroll along the unspoiled beaches that dot the coastline.
The outside area has views of the sea and well-behaved dogs are welcome and bowls of water supplied.
In chillier months or wet weather, the venue’s interior is also welcoming and awash with a white and blue colour scheme. Tables are well placed, chairs comfortable and the ambience friendly and inviting.
A long picnic table for larger parties, garden sofas as well as other tables and chairs are dotted around outside, some in the shade and others in the sun. This is the perfect time of year to visit and sit outside, enjoying a snack and a drink, or something more substantial.
Searays is also an excellent venue for a traditional roast Sunday lunch, without a gravy granule in sight.
Mocktails are priced at €3 and shots, including ouzo, Zivania and Jagermeister, are €2. Margaritas and brandy sours are popular cocktails. Local wine is served, as is Prosecco, and both local and imported beer.
Specialty and liqueur coffees range from €2.50 to €6.50, while Herbal teas are also available.
This Irish owned and run venue is lovely, relaxed and justifiably popular, offering good food and service and an outstanding location.
Where: Lara Street (road to the Akamas), Peyia, Paphos
When: daily (closed Tuesday) from 12 until 6pm in the winter, and open slightly later (when the sun goes down) in the summer months
How much: Brandy sour €5, Margarita €5.50, wine from €2.50 a glass
Contact: 99 617415