This post is all about the best Restaurants in Cappadocia, specifically in Goreme.
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To my surprise, Cappadocia had some of the tastiest food I’ve ever had while traveling.
Most of the restaurants in Cappadocia are owned by families who cook the food and serve you. Not only are the restaurants in Cappadocia family-owned, but many of them also use locally sourced ingredients.
I felt like I never knew what real meat and vegetables tasted like until I came to Cappadocia. Truly, I was blown away by the Turkish cuisine in such a touristy destination.
Here are some of the best restaurants in Cappadocia that will absolutely stun your tastebuds.
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1. Pumpkin Goreme Restaurant
Pumpkin Restaurant in Goreme is not just any ordinary restaurant, it’s a culinary experience.
Per the chef/owner’s recommendation, we ordered the Organic Chicken entree and Clay Pot Kebab. Both were so delicious.
The Organic Chicken was the freshest I’ve ever had and the Clay Pot Kebab was tender and had an impressive presentation.
The homemade pistachio baklava is a must-try along with the vanilla ice cream.
Pumpkin is my favorite restaurant in Goreme. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
2. Old Cappadocia
Old Cappadocia is right in the center of Goreme and it’s quite big, so you don’t really need reservations (at least we didn’t.)
At first, I was skeptical because it seemed so commercialized. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was.
Old Cappadocia is easy, no-frills, affordable, and so tasty.
3. CANCAN Cafe and Restaurant
A seemingly insignificant building that holds big flavor. We were greeted by the owner who served us lentil soup, potatoes, and bread all as a complimentary appetizer.
We also ordered Cheese Sigars (crispy cheese rolls).
After our entrees arrived we were served complimentary apricot tea.
While CanCan is in the least touristy part of Goreme, it was certainly worth walking 10 minutes outside the city center.
4. King’s Coffee Shop
An everyday stop in Cappadocia! Treat yourself to a cappuccino and cake.
Inside this cozy coffee shop, you’ll be greeted by the kindest cafe owners and old Hollywood tunes playing all day long.
Enjoy a romantic dinner in a stylish cave setting. We ordered the dinner meze platter which was perfect for trying different Turkish flavors.
Be sure to make reservations for Topdeck in advance.
6. Cappadocian Cuisine
Famous for their casseroles and clay pots.
Cappadocian Cuisine offers the best kind of steaming hot comfort food, especially on a chilly night.
Reservations are highly recommended for this popular spot.
7. Inci Cave Restaurant
We stopped by Inci Cave Restaurant for lunch and split a delicious meze platter. The restaurant is beautifully decorated offering indoor and outdoor seating.
8. Organic Wine House
Visiting Cappadocia in November, there weren’t many nightlife options.
However, Organic Wine House offers wine tastings, wood-burning fires, and a decked-out patio area that overlooks Goreme.
It’s a great spot to enjoy an after-dinner glass of wine.
9. Turkish Ravioli
Turkish Ravioli is a traditional Turkish dish that has small dumplings filled with minced meat and mixed in red sauce and yogurt.
The restaurant, Turkish Ravioli, specializes in this famous Turkish dish.
If it doesn’t sound like your type of dish, they have an expansive menu with a variety of other entrees.
Although I recommend trying the ravioli at least once when you’re in Turkey.
Cappadocia is bursting with authentic Turkish flavors.
After eating my way through Turkey for three weeks, Cappadocia undoubtedly has some of the best food in Turkey.
Be sure to make reservations at most of the restaurants on this list so you don’t miss out!