Unique experience to start the week-Coffee Island Pallouriotisas

Coffee Island Pallouriotisas

Comming to the usual place Monday morning always hide new surprises. Meeting friends, talking about passed weekend events, basketball, football, politics, weather, art, history. Electricity bills. You name it.

Beautiful people passing. Some smiling some not. Some in deep thoughts some without thoughts, flying and flying. Those people, with their lightness of being, radiating unique posetive emotions, inspire others to the unmeasured levels.

Those are unforgettable moments!

To mention some of them.

Soteris, Andros, George, Pavlos, Maria, Andri, Georgia, Anna, and so many others leave part of their ideas, their souls here, to be shared by all of us. We all have different lives, different priorities. However at Coffee Island Pallouriotisas all those ideas, concerns, thoughts, views become united, enriching our souls and making us wiser and more posetive!

That is simply and genuinely called togetherness. No need to be explained by words. A look of respect and curiosity, a smile, or just a hand move enlightens all.

Storing this memorable moments in our souls is a must. We jealously guard them as we know that they will be there for us in the times of need when we feel disappointed and depressed. And the times we live in, can be very demanding and stressful.

Here, at Coffee Island Pallouriotisas they confirmed many times that their business is not a coffee. Their aim are the people that come to be served beautiful tasty coffee, always accompanied with genuine smile!

Coffee Island Pallouriotisas is the Oasis of posetive energy and inspiration. It is about people, for the people, serving absolutely tasty coffee and ,believe it or not, tasteful protein bars!

My favourite is yogurt and cranberry. If you wish you could try it.

Have a great week ahead, and join so many of us here.

One smile will do!



Connect and Respect


Coffee Island Stavrou-Strovolos-Nicosia

Coffee Island Stavrou Avenue Strovolos

Do we visit coffee shops to get a coffee only?
Yes! Many of us do! However, many of us go there not only for the coffee but also for a good company where exchanging experiences, views, and thoughts occurs every day!
Someone involved in the coffee shop business was right when he stated that his idea was not to be in the business of coffee serving people but to be in the business of people serving coffee!
That human touch, so rare today, is precisely what one feels at Nicosia’s COFFEE ISLAND Stavrou Avenue!

It is not only coffee! Coffee could be called the byproduct! Absolutely Delicious and Inspirational byproduct! At the COFFEE ISLAND Stavrou Avenue, the actual offering is socializing! It is one of the places where your emotions are tuned in a positive way allowing the inspiration to overtake your stress, fear, and pressure! To stabilize you, contribute towards structuring your thoughts, and make your day a fulfilling one!

All that would not be possible without the personal touch of Anna and Pavlos with the assistance of the highly trained, humble, cheerful staff, sharing genuine smiles and positivity!

If you, like me, are passing near Stavrou Avenue and want to have an excellent start to the day, suppress the stress, and arm yourself with positivity, the COFFEE ISLAND Stavrou is the right place! It is not advertising! NO! It is a fact and feeling shared!

Then, sometimes you might also get a surprise treat from Anna and Pavlos, who recognize the time to do it and how to do it humbly and sweetly!

People first

One word that just came to my mind and does reflect the atmosphere at COFFEE ISLAND Stavrou is COMPASSION! In Greek it is called συνπόνια-Synponia. Sharing of the pain! Pain shared is pain halved as the love shared is the love doubled!
There you get a coffee and genuine, humble, human compassion! FOR ALL!
Get your antennas ready when going there, and you will also feel it!

Enjoy the coffee!

Darko Richard Lancelot



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Apomero(απόμερο) Cafe-Where tradition meets the present

Apomero- at the side road of famous Ermou Street Old Nicosia

Walking in the historic Taht-el-kale neighborhood of Nicosia always has its charms and surprises. History is all around.
From Taht el Kale Mosque, Porta Giuliana(popularly known as Famagusta Gate), Old Panayia Chrysaliniotissa Church-Our Lady of Golden Flax, the oldest Byzantine church built within the Venetian walls in 1450, the visitor, sometimes without realizing it, is taken aside to the secluded journey of History, connected with the present and future. Simply the life journey!

History reveals itself in those sheltered places hidden from the main road, especially when combined with traditional taste and genuine overwhelming traditional, hospitality!
TO APOMERO-The Place to mingle with the History, where tradition meets the present. Where the dreams of the founder Mrs. Androula, the refuge from Zodia village, are softly injected, transfered to her children and grandchildren which are now running the  everyday work of this glittering place.

Tradition, the word which has many meanings and causes as many feelings. TO APOMERO Cafe is the best place to apply the quote of Somerset Maugham where “tradition is a guide and not a jailer.” Exactly. With one common word- tasteful.

So the TO APOMERO menu has: Traditional, Genuine Cypriot Cheese Pie, Spinach Pie, Orange Pie, Olive Pie, Rolled Baklava, another traditional domestic Cypriot Coffee combined with the second part of Somerset quote representing Latte Cafe, Americano( do you know how Americano became Americano? ), Cappuccino, Espresso which in Cyprus should have another name Lentoesso(slow drinking), Freddo espresso( this particular is the real Lentoesso) and Freddo Cappuccino. If you are fed up with coffies here you can find real home made lemonade and watermelon 🍉 juice, and two types of Cypriot made beers KEO and Carlsberg( made in Cyprus under license).

Before continuing with this really must visit place in Old Nicosia let me tell you a story how Americano cafe got the name. Namely when American Army under the famous General Paton liberated Sicily in 1943, soldiers were resting by visiting Italian cafeterias. When they ordered a coffee and saw how small the coffee was, espresso, they started to complain. Then Sicilians came to an idea to double espresso quantity and pour more hot water in. Americans were satisfied and for this Italians baptised that coffee Americano.

TO APOMERO, of course has Americano on offer. Maybe Apomero cafe will be the first to baptise the two and a half espresso with the name Lentoesso of Apomero. It sounds to me now that I am writing it as something royal! Old Nicosia and this place TO APOMERO CAFE have the ability to inspire and transform nous to come up with new original ideas.


Visit TO APOMERO, let your nous be liberated and the rest will be done with tastes and the energy radiating here.

How it all started? That will be revealed in the next sequels. Stay tuned with Cypruswelove.com



Darko Richard Lancelot

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Coffee Island Pallouriotissas-the magnetism

Coffer Island at Pallouriotisa-Nicosia

“A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.”

I would add that here, at the place, at the COFFEE ISLAND OF PALLOURIOTISSAS, where so many of us are spending time drinking coffee of any kind, one can also have the opportunity to learn something more. To get inspired for the day and to unpatiently wait for the next morning to get a follow-up of inspiration along with the usual coffee. Plus to present the findings to the questions of previous morning!

This morning was the time to talk about the life purpose. Difficult subject for the morning we thought. But at the end it was not! It was a piece a sweet cake that accompanied the coffee! Brief but with substance! Substance, not poison, is always in the small things! So, we, George, a famous painter and me came to the simple conclusion. To have a purpose one should have the aim. Everything else are variations. To have the aim and to patiently wave your net till that aim gets shape. And then? We said, one step at the time. Substance would be to…. keep walking with awareness as we noticed that there are some of us that are sleepwalking.

Coffee and curious company can awake sleepwalkers. Especially at this place that genuinely radiates magnetism! It is happening as trained, humble, hard working and common sensed staff are working together with owners for complete satisfaction of customers! That is called togetherness in practice!

COFFEE ISLAND PALLOURIOTISSAS became a traditional spot for free exchanges of the ideas with high respect for any disagreements. The secret here is that no one is pushing anyone to accept the thoughts of others, even in football, and believe it, that is a proven way for people to accept differences and build unity! Simple respect combined with kindness!

That kindness I experienced personaly when once I had a minor disagreement. By my mot and never forgetable surprise I was treated with the bagel from the lady owner where at the paper bag was her writing expressing the utmost gratitude one could get. A simple heart and two words! Love you. That love came from all her family and staff! It was so emotional, unforgetable moment that by writing these words here and remembering that moment I experienced, my hands tremble and my heart and soul feel again the joy and happiness! Little things are not critical, they DEFINE everything. Those who understand little things-they understand all!


So, dear readers, when having a trouble in finding the aim for your life or when you need a simple inspiration and you are around go, have a coffee and exchange look or some words with the people there. That could be the beginning of an interesting encounter.

To be continued…



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Cyprus-WE LOVE!

Windy Sunrise in Cyprus

The best way to start with this site, where you will find much helpful information about Cyprus, is with quotes from the people that lived here many years ago.

“Cyprus…. a land famous in all ages. The rosy realm of Venus, the romantic kingdom of the Crusaders.”

Lord Beaconsfield


Cyprus we love

“Midday breeze, relaxed mind squeeze, New ideas born, extracted is the thorn and soul becomes airborne!” Magic Cyprus! Copyright D.K.

Ayia Napa Sunset

Welcome! Enjoy Cyprus! ❤


To be continued…

For more information: M.E.and You Forever

Did you know that in 1481 Leonardo Da Vinci visited Cyprus? This is the story and video that connects the visit with his most famous painting Mona Lisa. Is it possible ? Well it’s not impossible! Read, look and imagine! Cyprus is the place where imagination is overwhelming!

Link: Leonardo Da Vinci, Caterina Cornaro and Mona Lisa

To repeat- it is not impossible!

To continue, Cypruswelove.com is the place where you, the readers, will find a wide variety of information, from the origin of Cypriots to positions of the Beaches, Hotels, Restaurants, Cafeterias, and Bars names of successful companies providing different products and service, to the narrations of ancient history that relates to the world history! Oh, you will get inspired and refreshed!
We will emphasize and try to pass that traditional and specific Cypriot hospitality and connect it with the stories from and the dreams of ordinary people of Cyprus! Pictures you will see and photos you will make when visiting this magic island will not be enough without personal experience of meeting and talking to traditional Cypriots. You will be positively surprised by the apparent common sense they have!

We would like to thank our team and following places for their support from the very beginning.







Coffee Island Pallouriotissas https://www.coffeeisland.com.cy/catalog/view/359-agiou-andreou-pallouriotissa

Coffee Island Stavrou http://Coffee Island
22 318650

To Apomero Coffee Shop http://Apomero


Jetty Sea Side Protaras location

To Akroyiali fish restaurant Protaras



Lawrence Durrell, in his book The bitter Lemons of Cyprus stated:
“Life on an island, however rich, is circumscribed, and one does well to portion out one’s experiences, for sooner or later one arrives at a point where all is known and staled by repetition. Taken leisurely, with all one’s time at one’s disposal Cyprus could, I calculate, afford one a minimum of two years reckoned in terms of novelty; hoarded as I intended to hoard it, it might last anything up to a decade. That is why I wished to experience it through its people rather than its landscape, to enjoy the sensation of sharing a common life with the humble villagers of the place; and later to expand my field of investigation to its history—the lamp which illumines national character—in order to offer my live subjects a frame against which to set themselves. Alas! I was not to have time.”

This site will try to make time for you, the readers, by giving you as much information as possible to digest and come prepared for a journey of a week or two that even might look like a year or two!

Welcome to Cyprus

Cyprus we Love ❤

Darko Richard Lancelot

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