Not A Member Yet? See All The Features Of The Forum By Clicking Here To Register For FREE! Or Members Login Below:

Cyprus Eastern Forum Index Cyprus Eastern Forum Index
Offering Free Help, Advice, Tips & Support for those buying or living in:
Paralimni - Protaras - Pernera - Kapparis - Agia Napa - Larnaca - Oroklini - Pervolia - Kiti - Xylofagou
Vrysoulles - Frenaros - Dherynia - Sotira - Agia Thekla - Liopetri - Ormidia & surrounding areas...

 
Main Homepage Cyprus Eastern Forum Index Register Directory Memberlist Search

Ads By Forum Sponsors  

    
Cyprus Eastern Forum Index » Restaurants / Bars & Clubs in the Larnaca Area » HOBOS - LARNACA SEA FRONT
Post new topic  Reply to topic   View previous topic : View next topic 
HOBOS - LARNACA SEA FRONT 
Post: #1   PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:17 pm Reply with quote
Padsntails
Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 382
Pictures: 0

 
We recently went to Hobos for the first time since we have been in Cyprus (we have been here 5 years) It has been refurbished in the upstairs restaurant and is very "chic". Views across to the marina are lovely and the food is delicious. Not too pricey. Originally it was a steak house but now it has a really varied menu. We ordered a T bone steak and a Brie stuffed chcken Breast with a champagne sauce. Both were excellent. Local wines are average price but you can get a good choice of other wines for that special occasion. If you want to go over the weekend it is advisable to book as the upstairs restaurant is very popular. There is seating on the ground floor outside but you miss out on the lovely view. We will definately return.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel


Hide These Ads? Register for Free or Login

 
Post: #2   PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:35 am Reply with quote
Charnwood Fox
Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 2553
Pictures: 34
Location: 41/2 hours from Larnaca !

 
We've never eaten at Hobo's. This is our favourite haunt in the mornings for a frappe and reading the papers.
Tell a lie, had a club sarny on one occasion and a waffle on another. Never had a proper meal there. One to do.

Not sure what it was called then but 20 years ago there was a small cafe on that spot. Had a coffee and cake whilst watching a monsoon raging outside, IIRC.

_________________
Mark.

If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Qui docet discit.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #3   PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:20 pm Reply with quote
Larry
Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 39
Pictures: 0
Location: Larnaca, near Agios Lazarus

 
The place is ok, but ovrpriced, a lot of posers-mainly Cypriots

_________________
Hard to believe we have been here over 3 years already. Wow!! It is now over 6 years!!
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #4   PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:56 pm Reply with quote
bill
Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 3636
Pictures: 3
Location: nice n sunny cold at night oroklini on the mossie breeding grounds

 
I'm not sure if it has changed hands recently but hobo's streak house and the downstairs hobo's were a different company .

I know the ground level cafe belongs to the pitza hut franchise group but not who owns the steak house .

I know the original owners of both parts before pitza hut took the cafe over a few years ago and as I haven't seen them anywhere near the steak house recently I presume they have also sold that ~~ possibly to pitza hut group again ~ I'll ask next time I'm there~ Although the original owners still own the games arcade next to Hobo's cafe and Replay games further down the front.

As a matter of interest the building is the old bus station for Larnaca town.

I've eaten in the top bit a couple of times but to be honest it's a little expensive when you only have a pension to live on.

The cafe part is patronised by English Cypriots during the school holidays which means that it's packed in the late evenings during July and August ~ as soon as the kids holidays have finished and they have gone back to the UK you can actually get a table and relax .

The food quality went down hill in the cafe part when pitza hut took over and it seemed the staff were very unhappy ~ it seems that things may have improved now but i must admit I have only had a waffle or ice cream and a frappe when I've gone there as I can find better and cheaper places to eat.

Bill
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #5   PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:28 pm Reply with quote
Charnwood Fox
Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 2553
Pictures: 34
Location: 41/2 hours from Larnaca !

 
Whatever, they still do the best frappe on the island!

_________________
Mark.

If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Qui docet discit.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #6   PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:42 pm Reply with quote
bill
Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 3636
Pictures: 3
Location: nice n sunny cold at night oroklini on the mossie breeding grounds

 
Charnwood Fox wrote:
Whatever, they still do the best frappe on the island!


Actually I've found the best frappe I've ever had was in the cafe on the top floor of Orpanides.

But I will agree with you that Hobo's frappe is very good .

Bill
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #7   PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:58 pm Reply with quote
zak252
Joined: 18 Jul 2007
Posts: 49
Pictures: 0
Location: Northen Ireland

 
Was in Hobos (upstairs) in August and had a lovely meal. Steak was to die for!!!!
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail MSN Messenger Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #8   PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:35 am Reply with quote
Charnwood Fox
Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 2553
Pictures: 34
Location: 41/2 hours from Larnaca !

 
bill wrote:
But I will agree with you that Hobo's frappe is very good .

Well, they actually put coffee in it, as opposed to most places where they just wave the jar in the direction of your glass. If any granules fall into your glass you're lucky! Wink

_________________
Mark.

If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Qui docet discit.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Cyprus News,Weather & Travel


Hide These Ads? Register for Free or Login

 
Post: #9   PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:59 am Reply with quote
Ristac
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Joined: 25 Jul 2005
Posts: 2041
Pictures: 13
Location: East Midlands: Northampton

 
bill wrote:
Charnwood Fox wrote:
Whatever, they still do the best frappe on the island!


Actually I've found the best frappe I've ever had was in the cafe on the top floor of Orpanides.

But I will agree with you that Hobo's frappe is very good .

Bill

I found it hard to find a decent Frappe this year, they all seemed much thicker at the top leaving them bitter towards the end and too frothy to finish.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
re Hobos 
Post: #10   PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:40 pm Reply with quote
zam
Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 389
Pictures: 0
Location: worcestershire

 
Have eaten in Hobos upstairs a few times and have always had a good evening. Friendly staff, good food and atmosphere. Prefer upstairs to down for the view and the atmosphere. Enjoy downstairs for a coffee but upstairs is better for a meal. Smile Zam
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #11   PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:31 am Reply with quote
Charnwood Fox
Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 2553
Pictures: 34
Location: 41/2 hours from Larnaca !

 
Ristac wrote:
I found it hard to find a decent Frappe this year, they all seemed much thicker at the top leaving them bitter towards the end and too frothy to finish.

Probably down to the water shortage. Put in less water but wizz them up for a bit longer so the extra froth fills the glass. Laughing

The Ve Bar across the road from Hobos did a good frappe when we went in for the (non existant!) tiramisu. The substitute, apple pie, was excellent, though.

_________________
Mark.

If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Qui docet discit.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
HOBOS - LARNACA SEA FRONT 
  Cyprus Eastern Forum Index » Restaurants / Bars & Clubs in the Larnaca Area
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
  


All times are GMT  
Page 1 of 1  



  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic   
Search Tags: #HOBOS #LARNACA #FRONT



 Facebook Page    Facebook Group    Our Channel    Cyprus eBay Search    Shopping To Cyprus    Contact Admin   SmartFeed RSS Feed



BUYING PROPERTY IN CYPRUS? PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE FIRST.
Cyprus forum covering Kapparis, Protaras, Pernera, Agia Napa, Agia Thekla, Paralimni, Larnaca, Oroklini, Pervolia & surrounding areas
Please note that the views expressed on this forum are those of the author and may not reflect the views of the management.
* Problems Logging In? Click To Contact Us | Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group Design Style: VTrushkin | View Lo-Fi Version