Head east to find delectable Turkish pastries both savory and sweet at this little bakery in a shopping center off Monaco and Leetsdale. Skip your boring morning bagel and sink your teeth into some açma, with a texture somewhere between a croissant and a bagel, or simit, somewhat like a circular pretzel coated in sesame seeds. Or go for lunch and enjoy meat- or cheese-filled borek — coiled buns made of flaky pastry. And Istanbul Cafe can't be surpassed when it comes to baklava, since you can choose from seven varieties of the nut-and-honey-filled bites. Relax at a cafe table with a strong Turkish coffee or tea to wash it all down.
- Price: $
- Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Alcohol: No alcohol
- Reservations: Not accepted
- Parking: Lot available
- Extra Services: Catering
- Call restaurant to order/pay
- Options may vary by location
- Use restaurant website to order/pay
- Restaurant does its own delivery