Yiannis Taverna in Kathikas

Yiannis Tavern is in the village center of Kathikas Village which is a busy and charming little village that makes several popular wines as it is is the middle of "wine country."  My father-in-law sings in the church there and is currently renovating a small stone home for quiet weekend get-aways.  Property is gaining in popularity in Kathikas due to the charm, renovatoins being done throughout the village and the many good restuarants and amenties close by and that is another reason why he bought the house and how we ended up being invited to try one of the local taverns!  

As you can tell, I like the village and I am also impressed with the restaurant. The service was very good, our young son was catered to, high chairs were available and there was space to move. We got the fresh bread and colourful salad and starter dips quickly. I loved the warm, balck olives which you don't get everywhere. The extra effort of skewering and grilling them is worth it. It shows they take the extra effort to make the food enjoyable and different. 

We have been to the taverna several times in the summer where we all sat outside and enjoyed the cooler breezes of the high altitude (the same altitude as Troodos). Now, in the winter there is a cozy fireplace in the upper, non-smoking level and a tall gas, umbrella-style heater in the lower smoking area.  Everyone is catered to accordingly. My mother-in-law invited friends who are vegans and called in advance to let Yiannis (the owner) know and he did an excellent job of having vegan options available.  For meat lovers, there is a great selection of pork, chicken, lamb and different local sausages and keftedes.  Yesterday, we had some fabulous giant grilled shrimp. It is a little different every time we go but always good.  All in all, there is something for everyone. 

In addition to the good food, service and atmosphere there is also a convenient and spacious parking lot behind the restaurant.

If you would like to take a nice, scenic drive in Cyprus and a good Cypriot Meze with warm and hospitable hosts try Yiannis Tavern in Kathikas which is popular with locals as well as foreign visitors and residents of Cyprus! Enjoy!

Food: 4****
Service: 4 ****
Presentation: 4****
Child Friendly: 4****
Ambiance: 4****
Value for Money:3***

5=Awesome
4= Pretty Good
3=OK
2=Not so Good
1=Very Poor
0=Do we have to say it!???

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