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“St. John's gets it just right: perfect for brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. John Cafe Shop

St. John Cafe Shop
Ugur Mumcu Sevgi Yolu No: 4 | Selcuk Ephesus, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
+90 232 892 4005
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Ranked #1 of 87 Restaurants in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: German, Coffee Shop, European, Turkish
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: You are invited to St. John's Cafe Shop...To enjoy their famous Kunefe dessert from Antioch, homemade humus or their speciality "St. John's Toast". They serve the best coffee in town! You can chose a made to order Latte Macchaiato, Espresso, Cappucino or keep it cool with an iced coffee or a milkshake.St. John's Cafe has a modern feel, is non-smoking and is an air conditioned facility featuring free wireless internet. It is the perfect place to study, meet with friends, conduct a business meeting or just relax outside enjoying the shaded outdoor environment.EASY TO FIND : 100m. After the Ephesus Museum right beside the pedestrian bridge.
San Francisco, CA
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“St. John's gets it just right: perfect for brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

While staying in Selcuk for three days, we fell totally in love with this incongruous little cafe with its very European, minimalist ambiance, and ate here repeatedly. The prices are unbeatable, and the owner is a chocolate lover, so bring him chocolate! He will treat you like royalty if you do! We spent a lot of time enjoying speaking with him. It's with good reason that people from around the world send him post cards after leaving. This restaurant is great because its owner really likes the people who come in. The menu is small, but everything is quite tasty and freshly prepared within view, and the coffee is perfect. It feels like being at a friend's home. Definitely do eat here if you're in Selcuk. It may not seem like much at first, but go more than once and you will be hooked by its charm.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
“Nice cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wonderful place to stop for a coffee, cold drink, or light meal. The Swiss owner is delightful. A terrific place to get out of the summer heat, revive, and restore.

Visited August 2012
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Bad Homburg, Germany
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“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We enjoyed the friendliness and the excellent food. The coffee and the juices merit special mention. Great place to visit to learn more about the country and the place, because the two owners are really excellent ambassadors of Turkey

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Coffee in Ephesus!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

They sure know how to do coffee at St. John's. Many different options for coffee, and none of it is instant coffee! (A rare find in Turkey) The food is very tasty and I would definitely recommend the Swiss Rösti for breakfast or lunch. In there shop there is homemade olive oil and soaps, which make a perfect gift to take home to friends and family. Highly recommended!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Warm and Friendly Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This cafe is amazing. The food was very well made and filling, a great price, and it had the absolute best Kunafe available in Turkey. The two owners (husband and wife) are friendly, helpful, kind, and generous. It's a really refreshing place to visit and a must stop for their Kunafe. Do NOT miss out on this!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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