Denver Restaurant Guide

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Istanbul Cafe & Bakery

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.
Mark Antonation
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Alcohol: No alcohol
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Catering
  • Takeout
  • Delivery