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The Best Brunch Spots in Ankara, Turkey

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Updated: 5 April 2017
In Turkey, breakfast is a big deal, and on weekends, it’s served longer than usual because of the tradition of brunch, which has also taken hold in Turkish culture. A traditional Turkish breakfast usually translates into a fully decked out table, which can take a few hours to enjoy. Here is a look at some of the best breakfast places in Ankara where brunch is served the Turkish way.

Fige Restaurant

Restaurant, Turkish, $$$
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As one of Ankara’s loveliest restaurants, with a beautiful garden filled with colorful flowers in baskets, there’s no place better to enjoy a hearty breakfast than at Fige. Every Sunday, it hosts its famous brunch buffet that includes every kind of food imaginable. Freshly made Turkish pastries, different kinds of olives, deli meats, pişi (fried dough balls), and meze varieties are only some examples from this brunch that will keep you sated all day.
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Mon - Sun:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Casual, Relaxed

Zenger Paşa Konağı

Restaurant, Turkish, $$$
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Located in a renovated Ottoman house, Zenger Paşa Konağı is as traditional as it comes, with Anatolian decorations and a great view of the city from the dining room and terrace. Their breakfast includes all the classics served in traditional metal bowls, including eggs with sucuk (sausage with herbs and spices), local cheese varieties, gözleme (pastry filled with cheese), different jams, and plenty of freshly brewed Turkish tea.
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Mon - Sun:
10:30 am - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Cosy, Traditional, Outdoors, Relaxed

Hamlakit Kalhvaltı

Restaurant, Turkish, $$$
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This inconspicuous restaurant actually serves an excellent breakfast that’s common of Turkey’s Black Sea region. With a name that pays homage to a highland in the area, all the ingredients come directly from villages in the Black Sea region. You’ll find traditional and delicious dishes such as muhlama (a traditional dish made with melted butter, cheese, and corn flour) and eggs with cheese and sucuk.
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Mon - Sun:
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Relaxed, Traditional

Hattena Hatay Sofraı

Restaurant, Turkish, $$$
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Turkey’s Hatay region is famous for its amazing kebabs and künefe dessert (shredded pastry with cheese filling in thick syrup), but its breakfast is also something to write home about. At Hattena Hatay Sofrası, apart from many cheese varieties, the often spicy spreads come directly from the Hatay region and are a delicious and unique breakfast option.
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Mon - Sun:
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Relaxed, Traditional

Deniz Kozanlı Kahvaltı

Restaurant, Turkish, $$$
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Deniz Kozanlı looks more like a village home than a restaurant, complete with simple wooden chairs and tables decorated with Anatolian throws and carpets. The breakfast is also fully traditional and includes their special homemade sucuk köfte as well as regional börek (stuffed pastry), muhammara (hot pepper dip), different jams, clotted cream from Bolu, butter, honey, and three cheese and olive varieties, all served with flat bread and village bread, plus unlimited Turkish tea.
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Mon - Sun:
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Relaxed, Traditional, Outdoors

Cafemiz

Restaurant, Turkish, $$$
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One of the most romantic cafés in Ankara, Cafemiz, decked out in pure white and floral patterns, is also a great place for breakfast. In the summer, make sure to get a table in the beautiful garden and enjoy breakfast assortments that include traditional Turkish, a mini breakfast plate, a create-your-own-omelette option, and menemen (Turkish eggs with tomato, onions, and peppers).
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Mon - Sun:
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Relaxed, Outdoors, Romantic, Quirky

Kınacizade Konağı

Restaurant, Turkish, $$$
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Another great restaurant in Ankara’s old town, Kınacizade Konağı sits in a renovated Ottoman house decorated simply and traditionally and features a small museum room with antiques. For breakfast, you can take on the full village breakfast (for two people) or choose from the single dishes such as butter, honey, and clotted cream as well as jam, cheese, egg, and olives to create your own meal.
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Sun - Sat:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Cosy, Traditional, Relaxed