The third outpost of this little Turkish bakery opened in the Highland hood in the fall of 2023. Skip your boring morning bagel and sink your teeth into some açma, with a texture somewhere between a croissant and a bagel, or simit, which is something 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 strong Turkish coffee or tea to wash it all down.
- Price: $
- Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
- Alcohol: No alcohol
- Reservations: Not accepted
- Parking: On-street
- Call restaurant to order/pay
- Options may vary by location
- Use restaurant website to order/pay