Restaurants

Top Choice Turkish in Trabzon

Kalender

This welcoming cafe-restaurant, just south of the museum, has a cosmopolitan vibe. It's perfect for a post-museum coffee and brunch of menemen (scrambled eggs with peppers and tomatoes) or kuymak (Trabzon 'polenta')…
Top Choice Turkish in Trabzon

Vosporos

This popular wood-bedecked courtyard cafe – two floors up a shopping centre off Uzun Sokak and plastered with murals of Sumela, the Atatürk Mansion and other local sights – has very good food. Try the pencil-thin st…
Fish in Trabzon

Cemilusta

The original of a growing franchise, this spot is favoured by Trabzon's families for its fish and köfte house specialties, and plum views of the meydan (square). Try the local köfte from Akçaabat, eaten with peppers…
Deli in Trabzon

Yeşil Mandıra

The Green Dairy is the best food shop in Trabzon, with kuruyemiş (dried fruits and nuts), lokum (Turkish delight), pestil (dried fruit leather), bal (honey), pastirma (spiced air-dried beef) and a huge array of chee…
International in Trabzon

Bordo Mavi

This cosmopolitan garden-cafe adjoins the clubhouse of Trabzonspor, the idolised local football team, and the waiters wear the team strip. Pizzas, pastas and sandwiches are on the menu alongside breakfast and Turkis…
Sweets in Trabzon

Cirav Fındık

Since 1940 this tiny shop has served hazelnuts, dates, sugared almonds, nut pastes and myriad other titbits to the sweet-toothed of Trabzon.
Pastries in Trabzon

Kılıcoğlu

Kılıcoğlu sells an irresistible array of ice cream and pastries, all provokingly laid out behind great plate-glass windows.
Cafe in Trabzon

Reis'in Yeri

Head down Gazipaşa Caddesi from Atatürk Alanı and across the footbridge to this sprawling fish/chicken/köfte grill house, which doubles as a tea/nargile garden (not the peaceful kind: there's a soundtrack of pumping…
Turkish in Trabzon

Üstad

If you find yourself hungry in Atatürk Alanı at an awkward hour, this compact, popular lokanta (eatery serving ready-made food) is one of the best cheap eats on the meydan, and never closes. The lunchtime staples in…
Turkish in Trabzon

Lezzet Lokantası

In business since 1935, this lokanta (eatery serving ready-made food) serves lunchtime staples, chunky chips, kebaps and commendable lahmacun (Arabic-style pizza). It all comes with outside seats overlooking the squ…