Balbadem Cafe

in Gökçeada

Framed by grape arbours, our favourite cafe in Merkez is concealed in an old stone house a short walk from the main square. Colourful tables fill Balbadem's shaded verandah; there's an excellent range of teas and coffees; and don't be surprised if the friendly posse of local cats patiently lines up while you're tucking into the köy kahvaltı (village-style breakfast; ₺35).