Kala Kathoumena


DISTANCE: 3mins walk from The Sandstone

OPEN: Every Day 10:30am - 11:30pm


Trendy, bohemian cafe fun. Kala Kathoumena () is one of the Old Town's longest running coffee shops, expect no menus as the servers tell you what they have. Traditional fresh lemonade, simple Cypriot coffee and beer is what they have and that's all they need. Seating outside is glorious in the summer and the leafy canopy and covered walkway gives an indoor outdoor space during the winter months.

Cafe 16


DISTANCE: 30 seconds, its just down stairs

OPEN: Every Day 10:30am - 12:00pm


Less traditional but with great service, Cafe 16 has food, coffee and snacks during the day and cocktails at night. They make a real effort to please and have the best Cappuccino and serve a range of other coffee, including Mocha Late and the Mocha Chip ice blended, chilly and refreshing!


Ermou 300


DISTANCE: 10mins walk from The Sandstone

OPEN: Every Day 10:00am - 11:00pm


Named after the number of the street in which it resides, this amazing building was once an old inn, now lovingly restored to keep a mix of its architectural heritage and modern flair. It hosts not only a fantastic coffee house/garden but also an art gallery, design store and a bar space. A real sun trap during the summer months it has a great feel with trees in the tables and butterflies that seem to love the coffee as much as the locals. They serve snacks and other drinks and are an equally good place to go during the winter, when the indoor space becomes cozy and plush to draw the crowds for hot chocolate.

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D.O.T. Nicosia


DISTANCE: 10mins walk from The Sandstone

OPEN: Mon - Sun 12:00am - 3:00pm / Mon - Sun 7:00pm - 11:00pm


A new gem, D.O.T. cafe/restaurant/bar does one of the best Saturday and Sunday brunches you will find. With a luxury New York style interior that makes plenty of space for people to sit at reclaimed wood benches, funky tables and metalwork chairs this space really draws you in. After the delights of the design ware off you'll be left feeling full with the brunch options for vegetarians also (a rare find in Cyprus) and a selection of coffee by day and alcohol by night drinks. Perfect for a drink before a posh meal at Bastion one of the Nicosia's best Restaurants just opposite, if you find your self hungry for something else.

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DISTANCE: 3mins walk from The Sandstone

OPEN: Every Day 11:00am - 10:00pm


One of the first 'New' wave coffee shops to open down town, transforming our old city into a bustling place for lively people. Market Company have a great little coffee shop come bar and serve a good variety of snacks to go with the finely tuned menu. if your in the mood for tea they serve a good variety including a fresh mint tea and, should the day give way to evening the Aperol Spritz is not to be missed.