It has been a while since Larnaca municipality decided to pedestrianise part of the main shopping street of Ermou. The result is a lively hub and if you go down on a Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning, the place is usually heaving with all the trade at the surrounding cafés creating a lively feeling of hustle and bustle.
One place in that area and has been in operation since 1997 is Preserve lounge bar. Coffee shop and chilled café by day and bar by night, Preserve has what you want if you are after a lazy day in town or if you are a bit of a party animal.
If going down to Preserve for a coffee, you’ll be pleased to hear that they serve Illy coffee so there is no wondering whether you will be getting quality or not. Be warned though, you will not be enjoying a quiet coffee in town on a Sunday morning as it is regularly packed. Understandably, the quality of the service drops slightly on days like this while the serving staff rush around trying to tend to each table.
When walking in to Preserve you’ll notice a modern and very clean cut décor. While it looks good, they haven’t rubber stamped the place with their own identity or with any special characteristics. It’s a well put together standardised design package, much like an Ikea flat pack. Looks fine and does the job but anybody else could easily have the same.
However, this does not stop the hundreds of people flocking to Preserve every Saturday night. Either get there early or make a reservation because if you head down there for a night out without being prepared you will have a battle on your hands to get in! Preserve isn’t really a big space so when it fills up on a Saturday night, you could start to feel a little claustrophobic. This feeling may soon disappear though when you start enjoying the variety of Greek and English music they play and order yourself one of their creative signature cocktails from the in house mixologist. Preserve lounge and bar also have live music on a Wednesday and a Sunday with what seems like a handful of local artists on rotation. You can keep tabs on this on their social media if that is also something that might interest you.
Preserve Lounge Bar
Where: Ermou, Larnaca
When: Daily from 9am