3 Best Restaurants in Goreme, Cappadocia

3. Cafe Safak.

Muze Cadessi no 28 | (On the way to the Goreme open air museum), Goreme 50180, Turkey. +90 384 271 2597

It’s a family owned cafe, whereby you can sit there the whole day to just enjoy the afternoon breeze, and to avoid the strong sun at noon times. Most of the meals are homemade by the owner’s mom.

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They said the most favorite menus are Latte,  The Lentils Soup and the Gözleme. so went to try it out :

Gözleme – savory traditional Turkish Pastry dish.

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It’s something like Indian Prata that you can filled with various types.  we Ordered Cheese and Mushroom that time, and it was not bad at all. it’s rather dry compared to Prata.

Baklava – Turkish dessert, a Turkish sweet pastry with nuts and fillings. 

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It feels like eating Bollen Bandung from Indonesia with Ice cream. The texture is Crispy outside, sofy and chewy inside. 
2. Cappadocian Cuisine
Uzundere Caddesi NO:5/B, Goreme 50180, Turkey. +90 536 964 62 25
Dont judge the book by it’s cover. The restaurant banner may not be as nice as the others, and maybe the place doesnt look fancy at all. But all I can say is, they have the most reasonable price and size for a great local taste! 
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Appetizer
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Lentils Soup
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Chicken Casserole
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 Turkish Pasta
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 And Highlight of the Day is : Pottery Chicken Kebab!
SONY DSC The way they present the meal is very fascinating. The bowl above was already opened. So, before they open it, it looks like a giant egg. After that, they are turning the ‘big egg’ and stated knocking the spoon around the pot, until you can hear a ‘pop’ sound. and there you go, Pottery Kebab is ready to enjoy.
1. TopDeck Cave Restaurant
Hafiz Abdullah Efendi Sokak 15, Goreme 50180, Turkey. 90 384 271 2474
All i can say is, this is a must visit restaurant when you are coming to Goreme. A lovely place up in the hill and inside a cave. Yes, a cave! Cappadocia is famous for it’s cave hotel. If you want to feel how it feels like to eat in a cave restaurant, Topdeck is a right place to go.
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SONY DSCA very traditional settings and lovely ambiance like we are dining in middle east countries. haha.  This place is rather small, so i suggest you to make a reservation first before coming. That time we came quite late for our dinner,and just nice they have a place to sit for 5 of us.
Chicken Kebab , Kofte (Meatballs) , and a free salad
SONY DSCAll the meals here are pretty the same with other restaurants, but what makes the different is the spices that they are using. it’s feels very rich and different from the others. Same goes with the rice as well, it’s like they are putting some spices as well, not just a normal plain rice.
Lamb Shank
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And Highlights Meals for the day is Lamb Borek – Lamb springroll filled with cheese. They said it’s one of the most authentic Turkish dish ever.
SONY DSCIt feels like eating ‘Lumpia’, an Indonesian eggroll snack, but in a whole new level. Definitely, a must try!
 
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15 thoughts on “3 Best Restaurants in Goreme, Cappadocia

    • iyaa.. seru yah makan si potter itu.. waktu di istanbul kyknya kita kbanyakan makan lamb. haha. jadi sampe cappadocia, kalo ada chicken, lebih prefer chicken.. biar ga terlalu heaty.. hehe..

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  1. Astaga makanannya kayaknya enak-enak!! Makanan Turki memang kental dengan ciri khas makanan ala Mediterania ya sepertinya, hehehe 🙂

    Ah, pengen juga nih ke Turki tapi bingung mencari waktunya yang lowong, haha 😆 .

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    • iyaa.. enak2.. tapi ga bisa tiap hari makan, makananan sana.. bisa sakit tenggorokan.. too heaty. ahahah..
      Tapi kalo buat explore.. bnyk bngt yg bisa di explore.. bnyk kota yg menarikk.. aku juga kpengen balik lagi kapan2 kalo bisa. hahaha

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    • Hi mba Dita, Salam kenal..
      iyaa.. makanan.nya enakk.. tp gampang bosen.. soalnya itu2 aja mnurut aku. hehe.. wahh. lain kali mampir cappadocia mba.. seru disana. hehe.. saya juga mau balik lagi kalo bisa.. hehe

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