December 6, 2023

By Margaret Sheard ….

 Being out for most of the morning recently we decided to stop off at the new Vicky’s Kitchen for something to eat.  

We had noticed that the cafe had changed hands again, and we had previously visited on many occasions when it was Maggie’s Cafe.  We met the new owners of the cafe. Alan Mentesh and his Hungarian wife, who we will call Vicky (the name of the cafe) and they told us they had taken over the premises 2 months ago and carried out a vast amount of refurbishment as well as replacing kitchen equipment and cooking utensils.  

We decided on a very late breakfast and ordered a full English breakfast and a vegetarian version, with grilled hellim to replace the sausage and bacon.    When our breakfasts arrived, they were huge and I had difficulty in finishing mine, nearly but not quite.  

While we were waiting we had a long chat with Alan, a Turkish Cypriot who left Cyprus when he was 5 years old and has spent most of his life in the UK. We also looked at the menu (in Turkish and English), which is very varied, including Turkish and English breakfasts, omelettes, toasted sandwiches, pastas, schnitzel, chicken dishes, salads, burgers, meatballs, stroganoff and Hungarian goulash.  A nice range to tempt the taste buds.

You can find Vicky’s Kitchen on the main Girne to Catalkoy road just past Erdener and opposite Deniz Plaza.  The cafe is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and they hope later to also open in the evening. 

We wish Alan and Vicky every success with their new venture and will certainly be visiting Vicky’s Kitchen again to sample something else from their nice menu.

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