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Tobacco/Coffee shop shut down????

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Tobacco/Coffee shop shut down????

Hi everyone,just read on the Corfu forum on FB,that the little tobacconist come drinks bar on the corner not far from One for the Road pub in Sidari shut down last week as the rent has gone to high.Apparently the owner is opening a new tobacconist up by the Akti Aphrodite hotel,but not serving drinks anymore.

If this is true,such a shame as this place has been going for years & is a fav with locals as well as tourists.Luvly to sit outside with a cold beer people watching on the strip!! Sad news indeed if this has happened.The place was a Sidari institution........

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1. Re: Tobacco/Coffee shop shut down????

Just found out on FB it is indeed true from Babis's wife Michelle who says the shop looks so sad & empty now after being on the strip for so long......she & the family hope people will come,visit & say hi in the new shop on their hols this year.So many things changing everywhere!!!

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Yes jesseche - sign of the times!!!! George Rafitis's coffee shop has been there for years...... and I know certainly since I have been visiting sidari - a sad sign of the times though....... high rents everywhere in sidari now unless you own the majority of the strip then you are going to struggle - Mythos restaurant was the same!!!! high rent forced Spiros, George and Nikos to move onto pastures new - thank god we still have George working with Spiros at Christos apartments but Nikos and Spiros now in New York .... really miss the restaurant though......

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We are returning to Sidari late June after a break of 10 years. We where really looking forward to using the coffee shop, as we have done many times in the past. It was a great place for a cheap(ish) drink and a great spot to watch the comings and goings on the main drag.

Not sure where we will spend our time now - George was a little grumpy but we always enjoyed it there.

Very sad news indeed.

Any recommendations for a new 'local' would be appreciated.

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4. Re: Tobacco/Coffee shop shut down????

aka Grumpy George's coffee Shop - that is what it was always called by visitors x

it was the only "kafenion style" place on the strip although we have enjoyed sitting outside the yellow boat cafe - just under the archway on the opposite side where the wood shop is - lovely coffee and croissants and excellent staff too and cheap for drinks and beers x not the same ambiance as georges but still a nice place to while away a few hours - also irene's fast and tasty next to target bar - again little snack bar type place but very small and intimate and used by lots of locals too x

Or you could try Yiannis in Peroulades village although further out x may be worth a walk one morning too x

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5. Re: Tobacco/Coffee shop shut down????

Dont forget Jennys cafe, opposite tennis courts , she does so much for the animals here in sidari.winter, and summer , homemade cakes and a friendly welcome

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6. Re: Tobacco/Coffee shop shut down????

And if you let Jeni know before you are scheduled to return home....she will make you sandwiches for the airport....(the Corfu airport food costs an arm and a leg!!). She will also make sandwiches for trips too.

A nice cold beer, or cup of coffee or tea, cheesecakes to die for!

Fi

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7. Re: Tobacco/Coffee shop shut down????

I will miss sitting with the locals watching the world go by when i first went to sidari nearly 20 years ago i think when there was only half what was on the strip now it was a place that was very Greek well it will be missed by me anyway

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