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“Real food by real people. Cheaper and better than any chain eatery in town”
Review of Dinosaur Cafe

Dinosaur Cafe
Ranked #11 of 546 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We visit here most times we eat out. Why? It's an absolute pleasure without a trace of pretense.

The food is excellent- honest stuff without fancy distractions. The menu isn't huge but that's really not a problem. They make it all themselves so it's fresh and tasty. They cater well for veggies too.

Price-wise two people can eat well with a beer for around 30 quid. I've paid more than that per person in popular chains in Exeter and come away less happy.

The service is informal and exactly the right level of cheerfulness.

The only slight downer is that it sometimes lacks a bit of atmosphere but only when it's quiet. The more people there are in the better it becomes!

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

A very friendly family-owned cafe with tasty home-made Greek and Turkish food.
Try their delicious home-made Baklava and Almond cake with either Turkish Coffee or Turkish Tea.
The owner has been really nice to us and offered tea and coffee on him.

Note that the restaurant closes at 21:00.

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1  Thank Vseva
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We've never had a bad meal at the Dinosaur - and it is an excellent place to take kids.
The menu is a mix of traditional English cafe and homemade Turkish dishes. Especially reccomended is the meze. Our son loves the fritters and our fussy daughter says you can't beat the ommelettes. You can buy a beer or a bottle of wine and finish up with a turkish coffee and a piece of baklava or almond cake.
The owners adore kids and always make a big fuss of any that come in. Plus there are secondhand books for reading and buying.
It's cheap and a favourite for all of us. We have had birthday parties there and you can hire out the whole cafe if you want. Well worth a visit!!

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1  Thank Lizi A
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Greek and mediterranean cuisine - fab hummus, wonderful chickpea stews, little fritters, all sorts of goodies, cheap, filling, and served in a down-to-earth setting with a lady who does the cooking you wish was your mum! Totally great place to take your girlfriend, grandkids or self, for a quick, nutritious and delicious lunch.

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1  Thank Diane A
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had seen this place reviewed on here and wanted to try somewhere new for a relaxed, good value eat. It is relaxed and you are made to feel very welcome.

The food is absolutely delicious and a good menu to chose from.

We look forward to returning with friends and family to introduce them to this gem!

1  Thank Lucyann H
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