Top Choice Anatolian in Safranbolu

Atış Cafe

Safranbolu has cute cafes dishing up regional cuisine aplenty but Atış is our favourite for its genuinely friendly management and solid home-style cooking. Dig into local dishes of peruhi (pasta parcels drenched in …
Cafe in Safranbolu

Imren Nostalji Cafe & Lokumları

We've eaten a lot of börek in our time but the su böreği (lasagne-like layered pastry laced with white cheese and parsley) we had here was some of the best we've ever tasted. For a naughty treat, have some of their …
Modern Turkish in Safranbolu


This is Safranbolu's bona fide contemporary dining option and it delivers with thick steaks and creamy pasta dishes. The Turkish cheese platter is a must for cheese lovers. Service is warm and they'll helpfully expl…
Anatolian in Safranbolu


Run by a foodie couple, this place dishes up plenty of local dishes like etli keşkek (a meat and wheat dish) and kuymak (cheese-heavy 'polenta'). All the food is cooked up right in front of you and service is friend…
Turkish in Safranbolu

Bizım Cafe

Deep in the old shopping district is this welcoming little family-run restaurant that serves whatever's on the stove, which luckily is always pretty good, including dolmades rolled on the street and deliciously spic…
Turkish in Safranbolu

Kadıoğlu Şehzade Sofrası

It's all traditional Ottoman-style seating at this converted mansion restaurant. The huge, steaming hot pide, çorba (soup), grills and zerde (saffron dessert) are all recommended. Alcohol served.
Turkish in Safranbolu

Hanım Sultan

Squirreled away down a little alleyway, this place rustles up rustic, wholesome cooking. Try the divine pot of etlı dolma (vine leaves stuffed with meat) for a hearty, delicious lunch.