My mother and I had just finished the "red" tour of Cappadocia. (WOW by the way) I left her at a terrace/plaza tea area on the main street, I went wandering to take more pictures. Saw that there were people at the top of the hill taking pictures, went to investigate. The road was under construction, but I kept wandering. A man came out of a building/home to ask if I needed help. Yes, it was Ismael. His English is very good and he was helpful. Just visiting with him about the view and our plans for the evening. I asked him about a restaurant that he might recommend. Funny, yes? He showed me inside to his cafe, showed me the kitchen (which is his home) then walked through the cafe. It was wonderfully small and off the beaten path.
We were in Turkey for 12 days, this was the most comfortable, relaxed meal that we had. Not to mention that for $10 Euro each, he provided us with a variety of FRESH meats and vegetables. We asked for a variety of things instead of ordering off the menu. Yes, he did have menus, salt & pepper and nice water goblets. There was more food than the two of us could possible eat. This was the most enjoyable experience of the trip. Also, he is a joy to visit with.
You might want to take a taxi for less than $10, including the tip. The road is fairly steep, and after a day that you have probably just had, it is a welcome place to rest and enjoy a fabulous "chef Ismael" prepared dinner.
Friend from MONTANA, USA
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