Top ChoiceCafe in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Petek Confectioner

Famed throughout Northern Cyprus, Petek is a temple to all things sugary, with towers of lokum (Turkish delight), syrupy baklava, and what might be the best dondurma (ice cream) on the island. So pull up a pew...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Othello's Meyhanesi

It may not look fancy but this joint is where the locals go when they want to indulge in full meze blow-outs. Pace yourself; this is the real-deal 30-plus-dish spread – don't expect to eat and run. If you are...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Aspava Restaurant

Always bustling with tourists at lunchtime and locals during the evening, this vine-draped courtyard restaurant dishes up meze followed by a bevy of succulent grilled meats. Make sure you're hungry.

Turkish in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Desdemona Bar & Restaurant

There's a rough-and-ready look to this place but don't be put off, this restaurant-bar is superfriendly and serves excellent-value kebabs which come with plenty of meze. It's in an old stone building attached to...

International in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)


This friendly cafe-restaurant occupies an old madrasa (Islamic religious school) and arched Christian building right next to the Lala Mustafa Paşa mosque. The wide-ranging menu does everything from decent salads...

Bakery in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Sweet Mama

Recover from trooping between the church ruins by grabbing a refreshing homemade lemonade and a börek (stuffed savoury pastry) or piece of cake, and relaxing in the leafy garden with its pots of colourful...