I finally managed to sit down for a coffee with the wonderful Petros and Constantinos at Coffee Lab in Paralimni and I must say I was more than well impressed. I’d heard so much about them, starting with they serve real coffee, by that I mean coffee from a single source, so they know exactly which coffee farm their fresh beans come from and that includes speciality coffees from Brazil, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Kenya …
It gets better than that because Petros informed me that at Coffee Lab, with over 134 cafes worldwide, are 3rd Wave Coffee Movement Μicroroasters!, who boast Limited Edition coffee every six months, which usually lasts about 2 to 3 days because they only get 3 Kg of it and like all their coffees, if it’s not sold within 15 days they throw it away. So seriously, if you want really good, really fresh coffee, you have to try this place.
Constantinos said, “Their most recent Limited edition was Costa Rica Coffee, a super single fresh coffee like no other, distinguished for its delicious smooth medium body and nutty walnut flavour”. Their top seller however is their classic Freddo Espresso from Brazil, currently only €2.50 … Check out their Menu
Retreat from the Heat
Conveniently situated in the heart of Paralimni, in Ayios Georgios Square overlooking the big church. Huge blue umbrellas adorning their logo ‘Argus’ the faithful dog of the God Odysseus, man’s best friend? well maybe after coffee. The umbrellas create the shade over a delightful terrace with coffee lounge-style seating surrounded by plants and flowers. Inside it’s chique, unique, clean, really cool lighting, with a gorgeous selection of naughty compliments on display, to accompany your coffee.
The idea here is to give you a place to relax, with that ‘Home from Home’ ambience. They like to become friends with their clients and trust me if you go you’ll leave as friends. It’s a great place to relax for breakfast, a sandwich, lunch or afternoon coffee and cake and evening platters … It’s a great place to watch the big local or international football matches or catch a live DJ and regular special events like Ladies Day & Valentines Day.
Variety & Vegan
They serve 10 different coffees with 25 variations, like 3 Espressos, 3 Freddo Espresso, and 5 different Lattes to mention but a few … Petros’ favourite is the Lambiccinno, with its distinctive vanilla flavour just add coffee, caramel, hazelnut or anything you fancy … Constantinos’ fav is the Biscolino with Oreo biscuits, mmm! and btw, they serve Vegan Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte or Iced coffees.
Filtered for 6 Hours
On that note; their Cold Brew, Iced Coffee’s are an art; using a specialised filtering system they take freshly ground coffee beans, then filter their coffee for 6 to 7 hours and then serve it just how you like yours, but even better!
Real Hot Chocolate
Few cafes achieve this level of serving hot chocolate as it should be. It’s real chocolate, milk, dark or white, ground into flakes, then they just add hot milk and it’s lovely and thick, so as it cools you have to drink it with a spoon, now that’s what I call ‘real’ Hot Chocolate.
Shakes, Smoothies & Slushies
I love the cheesecake, the Banoffee is just delicious … The Mango and pomegranate Smoothie is so cool … and the Peach Slushies are so refreshing … give them a try.
Also serving a selection of 100% freshly squeezed fruit juices, my favourite the ‘Ginger Purple’ a blend of blueberry, banana, Aronia and ginger, but just wait til you try the ‘Mind Blow’ a mix of carrot, peach, mango and cinnamon … next time I’ll try the Pinky Blenders, banana, sour cherry and Chia Mmm! but the D-Tox 100% Natural sounds interesting so to the Pop Eye, Hmmm, its o hard to choose.
Teas & All
They also serve Teas, Herbal Teas, Soft Drinks, Beers, Wines, and Spirits, by the shot or bottle, with a few fridges around for easy access.
There’s a delicious selection of tasty bites, 6 Classic Donuts, plus my favourites the Lava Cake, Brownies, American Cookies, Muffins, Breadsticks, Protein Bars, Vegan Bars, Mini Bites and a tempting selection of Cakes.
There’s a very special B2B offer for corporate clients in the Paralimni area … Pick up a Loyalty Card and get a 20% Discount on all your orders over €10 with free delivery by their awesome delivery boys George and John.
One of their specialities is Handmade Chocolate, the white with almond and cranberry, so smooth. The Four Flavour Mix is a taste bud explosion … They also serve Breadsticks, Cereal Bars and a variety of mixed nuts … The ‘Gone Nuts’ is a selection of pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, cranberry, pistachio and walnuts just a perfect blend!
There’s so many cafes in Paralimni, but in my opinion, this one stands out amongst them all … from their single-source coffee, with traceability to the excellent choice of bites, the relaxed ambience, the friendly staff and real hot chocolate … it’s a franchise with a conscience, which is why they offer only the best and a visit is highly recommended! … Check out my live video one Sunday morning recently, and their reviews on TripAdvisor.
Take Away & Delivery
You can pop in for takeaway at any time or request a delivery to the local area, including, Paralimni, Kapparis, Ayia Napa, Protaras, Dherynia and Sotira
Open all year
Daily: 7 am ’til 10 pm
You’ll find Coffee Lab at 14, Ayios Georgiou, The Square, Paralimni 5280, it’s just to the left of St. George Church, with ample off-street parking … See the Google Map icon below …
GPS: 35°02’21.7″N 33°59’01.0″E
‘Real’ Fresh Coffee and Lots More!