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“Used to be a more friendly and hospitable place!”

Hobo Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #72 of 321 Restaurants in Larnaka City
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A casual cafe in a prime location offering a large variety of delicious food ranging from salads, sandwiches, and burgers to ice cream, crepes and waffles.
Cyprus
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Used to be a more friendly and hospitable place!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I know this place since my childhood and used to be a very good place for eating and pleasure either for children.I'm going to tell you about the downstairs place which is more like cafe or regular restaurant and not about the steakhouse! Beside this restaurant there is also a big enough playground for children so this is very convenient for families!All these are nice so far but I will explain to you the following critic. Although the last about two years it seems that they are not so hospitable and friendly as used to be due to the fact that is not a family business anymore. Because they see people more like euros lately they don't have so good service and despite occasionally offers, you have to be very careful and especially tourist people because they know that they are just visitors and they don't care if they deceive them! So on our last visit we order among others a veggie burger and they served one in a plane buns with some fries. When I asked for a piece o cucumber and tomato they really served a piece of cucumber and tomato that finally charged them for 2,20euros! Plates are not so big as they used to be that's how they "decrease" their prices and make offers! Also games for children are to expensive comparing to the time you are allowed to play..So because they gather tourist people also due to the position of that restaurant, is on famous "Finikoudes" main road of Larnaca they found it an easy way for profit! Just to know many local people started to avoid the place..For the above I also complained to the management but what to expect from a profit business..I would recommend the place only if you have children and they are looking for some fun but be careful with your orders and don't hesitate to make your critics and complains!

  • Visited November 2013
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MANCHESTER
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just passing!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Situated at the end of the Promenade with a view of the Sea.
Nice place for a Latte when it finally arrives!
Service is very slow and it also takes ages to get the bill.
The staff are not very friendly except for the Manager Tony who makes everyone very welcome.
Mainly fast food served outside but there is a Steak house inside on the second floor.
Bathroom facilities are very clean but they are on the second floor .
People with mobility problems would struggle.

  • Visited October 2013
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Beirut
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Basic Food”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Hobo’s was the first place I visited after I arrived in Larnaca. The flight from Beirut didn’t offer a meal and I was hungry. The menu is large and reasonably varied but tends rather towards diner foods rather than high dining. That’s no problem though because they do what they do very well. Being me, I defaulted to burger meals on both of my visits, the Brazilian Burger on the first night – which to my surprise didn’t involve a strip down the middle although that may have been the bacon – and the Ranchero on my second visit. Both dishes come with pleasing amounts of salad and fries and both were tasty and properly cooked.

Offering two cocktails for the price of one is good way to pull in the punters and Hobo’s doesn’t stint on the drinks. The Strawberry Mojito was cool and tasty but the strawberry flavor was overpowered by the mint and the rum to the extent that you could only really tell that strawberries were involved from the colour of the drink. That’s only a minor complaint though.

Overall, good value, amiable staff and tasty food. A good family dining place I’d say.

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“"Averagely average"”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We liked the look of the Hobo Cafe while walking along the promenade at Larnaca. It was a very hot day and the outside seating looked inviting. The restaurant was busy but not packed. There was nine in our group and we managed to sit together on two adjacent tables. We did have to ask twice to order drinks but they arrived fairly quickly. The waitress was a bit hostile at first but after we made a few jokes she smiled and cheered up a little. Most of the meals arrived without too much delay, the others a few minutes later. The food was good but did not exceed our expectations.
If I had to sum Hobo's up in two words it would be "Mostly Harmless"
No real complaints but my socks refused to be blown off!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank alexbox
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Portimao, Portugal
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A place where to eat at anytime”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Hobo Cafe is not cheap, but you can expect good food (with a great choice). Chicken Ceasar Wrap and Chicken Florentine are a must.

Visited July 2013
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Thank isabelaguedoserrano
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