Tabya is the charming café I wish I had closer to where I live, so that I could visit it every day. The café is situated in a renovated building next to the city’s Byzantine walls. It features an interior space of three walls and a yard surrounded by the walls’ remains. The top floor hosts exibitions and special events all year long, while the yard and the other two floors is for hanging out.
I usually go there on Sundays for a coffee or on weekday nights for drinks and every time I get swooped by its welcoming atmosphere. Simple design, clear lines, mismatched furniture, dimmed lighting. It feels like a café-bar that can accommodate both intimate dates and casual gatherings. The music is always one of its best features and most evenings there are DJ sessions. So is the cave of wines and the various meze plates, all produced with local or fair-trade products. I can’t resist the Dakos salad and the rosé wine.
Day or night, there is never a bad time to be at Tabya. A plain and serious mood uplift awaits you there.