A Touch Above
Just over a year ago I found this really cool cafe at the top of Oroklini Village … it’s an awesome Sports Bar & Grill, officially the Alki FC Supporters Club, it’s more of a social club, coz here all fans are welcome, especially for the Premier League, Champions League, and well if it’s on, it’ll be on here … oh btw, just wait ’til you see the size of the Jumbo Rib Eye Beef Chop, it’s huge! and on that note, all the charcoal grills are to die for … it’s, without doubt, become one of my favs in Larnaca!
Angelos, an avid sports fan, has been in hospitality since he left school, working in kitchens like Flambe Steak House and Nissi Plage Hotel in Ayia Napa, De Capilla Restaurant in Protaras and owned Bon Apetite Take Away down on the Dhekalia Road from ’98 to 2003.
On the Map
Opening Alki Sports & Grill Bar in 2015 coz he wanted to add a nice little place to the Oroklini Map. A place with a cool atmosphere, to enjoy good food, but with big portions, served fresh from the Charcoal Grill, hosting regular events and of course showing all the live sports on the 4 big screens. The decor traditional taverna style, inside it’s spacious, comfy, a lovely log burner for the chilly winter evenings and outside a covered courtyard for the balmy summer nights … oh I’m loving the new extended bar with RGB lights, looks well cool …
Angelos just loves to cook, putting his Diploma from The Hotel Catering College to good use, choosing the best cuts and local produce, saying he makes everything by hand even the Beef Burgers are an old family recipe, so to my fav the sheftalies omg! … but Angelos enjoys making a’la Carte specialities with a passion, so you can ask him to cook whatever you fancy, maybe a Carbonara?, or if you give him enough notice, from what I’ve heard, he likes a challenge and he’s full of surprises.
Behind the Bar
Angelos looks after his clients, serving pretty much all your favourite drinks, by the glass or by the bottle and on Happy Mondays he serves a pint of Draught Carlsberg for only €2 … hmm, you can’t beat that !!!
Specialising in traditional Cyprus Meze, it’s about 20 seasonal dishes, served nice and slowly, oh and you can bring any side dishes with you and he’ll cook them to your liking, saying that he’ll only serve something good enough for him and he’s a perfectionist in the kitchen! … They also have some Cypriot cuisine like the Fassolia or Home Made Moussaka, his mum’s recipes, just delicious. Oh, and he makes a great English Breakfast, as big as you want …
Now, Angelos loves fish so he buys yours fresh from a local fish market, always delicious Tsipoura and Sea Bream but if you fancy something else just give him a day notice and he’ll get it in for you …
Happy to host charity events, birthday parties or in fact any special occasion, even a themed party, sorting out the catering for you, so if you fancy a set menu or buffet style all you have to do is choose the cuisines and dishes, even if it’s Indian or Chinese.
Favouring Football and Basketball on the weekend they’ll put one Greek match on and one from the Premier League and the atmosphere in here is brilliant, and there’s a pool table to crack a few frames, oh and he often has a few munchies on the house for the footie fans … check out their reviews on Trip Advisor
Alki is one of those places that attracts lots of nationalities, locals, British, Russians and a mix of tourists from all over the place and every Friday, there’s live music with the awesomely talented Adriyan on acoustic guitar playing everything from instrumentals to soft rock, Rock & Roll and even a little Bouzouki on the guitar, he’s just amazing! … Check out some of their Videos here …
Open all year
Daily: 8 am ’til Midnight
You’ll find them in the Laki Yidonia, at 3, Anaxartsias Street, 7040 Oroklini, it’s on your right at the top of town, under the cliffs just a bit up from the Hellenic Bank, with off-street parking … See map below … GPS: 34.987186, 33.650614