I was delighted to be invited by the gorgeous Vaida to ‘The Loop’, it’s the newest addition to eateries in Paralimni and I must say it’s obvious they got it right from the start … The décor delightful, the interior designer obviously has style, the mood Bohemian, I love the blend of lush green plants, really cool lighting, and chilled sounds, creating a lovely relaxed ambience with comfy seating, out front, down the cool side terrace and inside, or upstairs for a little privacy, and the little extra touches like succulents on every table are apt …
The idea, something different, a Brunch Café, tbh much needed in the area, that’s open from 7 am ’til 10 pm serving everything from Porridge and Egg Benedict to a selection of Norwegian Salmon, vegetarian and vegan delights … but not forgetting the meat eaters with a slice or two of bacon or a delicious black angus burger … oh, and fresh ground Arabica coffees from Utopia, Latin America and Africa … and btw, they are more than happy to accept orders for Delivery
Over a gorgeous cappuccino I asked Vaida, why she created ‘The Loop’? … She explained; She is originally from Lithuania, but lived in Holland for many many years, and fell in love and married a Cypriot, and finally moved to Cyprus just 2 years ago” … Vaida said, “she noticed there was a distinct lack of places to get good fresh food, not just vegetarian and vegan but specialising in healthy eats and healthy diets. This inspired her to open a place where all the dishes are home made, using predominantly fresh quality produce, and a menu with variety, so there’s something for everyone, oh, and served with a little finesse” … I had a good look through the menu, it looks well cool, and must say “I’m well impressed”.
So, the idea is Brunch, and as we’re in Cyprus that goes all the way ’til 5 pm … but let’s start with their breakfast style brunch; on the top of the list, Oats or Buckwheat Porridge with a choice of three toppings including shredded coconut, cinnamon, banana, apple, honey and mixed berries to mention but a few … The Sweet Anari with cinnamon granola and pomegranate sounds delicious, so too the American Pancakes with a choice of 3 toppings but I can’t wait to try the Caviar Blini with sour cream Mmm … oh, and their Eggs Benedict, served with smoked Norwegian salmon, caviar, avocado, baby rocket and hollandaise sauce or the grilled mushrooms, baby spinach and hollandaise, or the smoked ham with mozzarella, hmm?
In the Oven
This idea is awesome … Eggs from the oven, a healthier option to fried eggs, three varieties, and an almost ‘Full English’, 2 eggs, bacon, sausage, mushroom, grilled peppers and tomato is on my list of must tries … oh, and the Open Toasts sound very original …
These selections are a Brunch but a little more filling … eleven ideas all sounding delicious, so I’ll tell you which ones I fancy trying, but check out their menu for more … The Homemade Beef burger with Angus Beef served with Green Leaves, cheddar cheese, fried egg, bacon and a mayo mustard-sauce … or The Loop Vegan Burger, a blend of Red cabbage, carrot, vegan cheese, spicy vegan mayo, gherkin slice, with sweet potato chips and salad, brilliant!
The menu really offers something for everyone, and each dish has that element of something different, from the Caesar Salad topped with Parmesan cheese to the Buddha Bowl, a mix of greens, brown rice with lentils, beetroot pate, caramelised onion, carrot flakes and spicy mango sauce .. Mmm! … even the chicken strips are served with a twist and I hear the Ravioli with shrimps is to die for! oh and their 5 star head chef Constantinos said he’s working on a sausage dish you’re going to love …
Now, Vaida also mentioned that Dessert is happiness … so every day they make new ones fresh and all you have to do is ask what’s on the specials today … oh they even have Chocolate for diabetics … brilliant!
The kitchen closes at 5 pm but don’t worry they have some excellent selection of Platters, meat, cheese, fruit or mixed … oh and Truffles with Cheese made with 8 different cheeses from around the world … check out their Reviews here … oh, and btw they have a lovely lounge upstairs for a little privacy, small parties and business meetings, with 55″ inch tv for presentations
Behind the Bar
With a selection of Teas and coffees also available as decaf you’re bound to find one you love … They also make delicious Smoothies, made with seasonal fruits, the Cherry Kiss catching my eye and Freshly squeezed juices, I fancy the Immunity Boost or the Healthy Cleanse, with beetroot, apple, lemon and ginger … plus a selection of cold drinks and beers and ciders from around the world … and their Cava is a list of carefully selected wines … oh, and you really must try their signature cocktails … The Loop Surprise is a secret recipe, that they wouldn’t even tell me 😉
Open all year
Daily: 7 am, ’til 10 pm
Monday: Early closing at 6 pm
Kitchen: 8 am ’til 5 pm
Delivery: 8 am ’til 5 pm
All credit cards are accepted
You’ll find The Loop at 115, 1st April Avenue, Paralimni 5280 … it’s about 200 metres from the main traffic lights with 3 banks on the crossroads … it’s the old Il Coure Pizzeria, opposite the Eko Petrol Station … See map below …
GPS: 35.03561, 33.97842
Get into The Loop & you’ll never come out!