Surrounded by the ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations and on the doorstep of Cappadocia’s Göreme National Park, sits the sleepy town of Göreme, Turkey. We take a look at some of the more popular places to dine hassle free.
An entrance enclosed in blooming ivy welcomes guests to Dibek, situated in the center of Göreme. Originally organized with living quarters upstairs and stables on the ground floor, the 475-year-old building underwent a complete renovation in 2004. The traditional atmosphere of the place is preserved by the low wooden tables around which guests can sit to enjoy typical Turkish food and homemade wine. Dumplings, known locally as manti, are among the highlights of Dibek’s menu. Another good pick is testi kebabı, a slow-cooked kebab meal prepared (upon reservation) in a sealed terracotta pot which is then broken at the table.
Dibek Restoran, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir, Turkey. +90 384 271 2209
Café Keyif stands for a combination of values that are hard to beat: quality food, cheap prices, and family togetherness. This much you’ll learn from the hand-written sign at the door. Once inside the family-run restaurant’s homely atmosphere you’ll quickly realize it’s true. Staff is friendly and relaxed, far from the pushy vibe you frequently encounter elsewhere. They serve an impressive range of vegetarian and meat dishes, catering for curious guests keen to try regional fare and also something for less adventurous palates.
Orta Mahalle Karsibucak Caddesi No:16/A, Goreme 50180, Turkey. +90 384 271 2353