A landmark on Dhekelia Road for many years, ‘Ossies’ has gone … but as one door closes another one opens and when I stopped off to meet Galina and Yiannis the owners of the newest bar in Larnaca, The King Caffe Lounge Bar, I was more than pleasantly surprised … and not just because Cossie was there!
Much the Same
The facade has changed a bit, out front, the castle turrets still there, with a new delightful covered terrace, 4 ornate potted Bonsai Trees, plant pots, ice-cool lighting, mainly black, white and grey and stained wood, low comfy seating, comfy chairs, and comfy high stools along the bar and comfy sofas in the corners, where you can relax and share an exotic flavour or two with your friends, chilled through fresh fruit and your favourite spirit … The Bar’s still got a bell on it to ring if there’s no one there 😉 … Love it!
Kings & Lions
I asked why ‘The King’ and they said, the castle turrets started it and they liked the idea of a lion for their logo and as the lion is king of the jungle, it just fit perfectly … Their idea is to continue to create a welcoming atmosphere for their clients, both locals and visitors, somewhere to chill, enjoy good music and a chat … maybe over a coffee, which btw is made with the award-winning Vittorio Gourmet Espresso that btw, more and more people are popping in just to grab a Takeaway … oh, the Cappuccino was delicious btw, so too the many flavours of delicious Italian Gelato Ice Cream on display in the fridge … Mmm!
Behind the Bar
Pretty much everything you can imagine in a good old English style pub … On draught; Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Carlsberg, and ice-cool Guinness … in bottles to many to mention including Budweiser, Heineken, Corona, and Summersby, Magners and Kopparberg Ciders to mention but a few … oh and lovely finger food too compliment …
They mix a wicked Brandy Sour, tasty Tequila Sunrise and a lovely Long Island Iced Tea with a kick … magical Mojitos and a sexy Slippery Nipple with a twist … owww !!! … and a brilliant Bloody Mary, but we won’t go there … Oh, and you really must try the Strawberry Margaritas … and if you’re favourite isn’t on the menu just ask and they’ll mix it just for you …
Look out for the special offers on Shots and Punch Bowels and various cocktails of the week and on special occasions, and they’ll find any excuse for one of those … oh and check out their prices on Beluga Champaign, Monkey Shoulder Whisky, JD and Glenfiddich Whiskeys …
Parties & Weddings
The crew welcome inquiries about hosting your birthday party, anniversary or any special event and promise to make it a night to remember … pop in for a chat and details …
With 4 Big Screen TV’s it’s a great place to catch all the live sports … including all the Premier League and European football matches, with English Commentary … plus of course, Tennis, Golf, Snooker, Formula 1 and a little bit of Fashion TV … A pool table is on its way and they’ve got cool plans for Live Music, so stay tuned …
Open all Year
Daily: 9 am ’til 2 am
You’ll find them at 14, Oceanis Street, On the Coast of Oroklini, running parallel with Dhekelia Road, Opposite The Palm Beach Hotel … GPS: 34.971746, 33.671938
All I can say is … Long Live The King!