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A favourite spot in the old town of Nicosia



DSC_1743Lately, I have been spending my nights tending to a dreaded project on my long and looming to-do list: sorting through 10,000 photos, all of which are on my laptop. Hours fly by as I painstakingly view every single one, discarding or fixing up and eventually saving or setting to one side to print. I have unearthed many long-forgotten photos such as these from a Saturday afternoon at one of our favourite spots in Old Nicosia, Tria Fanaria.
DSC_1739Located behind the Faneromeni church and square, on one of the pedestrian streets next to Ledra Street, we consider this patisserie, open since 1952 (!) to be one of the few places (that is not a playground) where we can go and relax with Georgie. There’s plenty of space for him to ride his scooter without us having to worry about cars driving by while we take in the old city vibes.DSC_1744No matter how much papa and I love taking Georgie to places where the walls are not plastered with Mickey Mouse images, if the food is a disaster, we ain’t going. Luckily that isn’t the case with Tria Fanaria and their bougatsa with cream. I couldn’t tell you what the spinach and cheese pies taste like nor the baklava, galaktopoureko and other traditional sweets because I simply cannot resist a bougatsa with cream and a hot coffee on a Saturday afternoon under the shade of the big old trees. Georgie is a massive bougatsa and cream fan too although his choice of beverage is a chocolate milkshake. Another reason we like going there are the ridiculously low prices. Two bougatses, two coffees and a milkshake will cost you less than 10 euros. DSC_1747



DSC_1742Tria Fanaria: Old Nicosia, Faneromenis. Open Mon – Sat from 09:00-16:00.

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  • Reply Plamena July 13, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I just found this blog and I was happy to see the post about Tria Fanaria 🙂
    It is really a very nice spot in old Nicosia! It is not so busy, now during the heat of the summer, but it is so full during spring or autumn! You could stay for a coffee for hours there 🙂
    And yes, the prices are so good!

    • Reply georgie's mummy July 14, 2015 at 5:37 am

      Hey! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I just spent half an hour exploring your blog. Very impressive! Great work.
      Thank you for commenting. Peace.

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