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“Great stop off in cool location”
Review of Cafe Leon

Cafe Leon
Ranked #22 of 210 Restaurants in Kalkan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $45
Cuisines: Turkish, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Café Leon is a stylish café/bar in the heart of Kalkan Old town, in a lovely shady setting. Run by a Turkish/English family, we serve great food in a relaxed atmosphere, at reasonable prices - and we're open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. All of our food is home-made, and includes both Turkish and English specialities. We serve amazing coffee too, so whether you fancy a quick bite, a full meal, or a relaxing cup of coffee & one of our famous cakes, we’re the place to come. We're open every day from 9am till late - why not join us for one of our fab cocktails, whilst listening to the best music in town?Try taste of REAL Turkish home cooking, make a reservation for one of our famous 'Surprise Menu' nights (a fabulous three course home-cooked Turkish meal, where the menu is a surprise..)Wed & Sat nights.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Have stopped off here a few times and its great for ice cream sundaes, cold or hot drinks. We didn't try any other food but heard the cakes were good. The choice and taste of the ice cream sundaes were fabulous and we didn't see any other places doing this type of thing. The coffee wasn't that great but other than that nice setting, a fan and a relax this is definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Tucked off the main drag and thankfully without the persistent attention of the meet and greet committee so prevalent outside most of the food options in Kalkan. Lovely shaded seating area that can hide you when you need it most from the unrelenting sunshine and then the drinks arrive... Food is varied, excellent in quality and good value for money particularly when compared with the prices you pay for harbourside people watching.

Overall a relaxing option to the excellent dining options in the town.

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1  Thank HamCam
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have just returned from a week in Kalkan, and we loved it. We came across Café Leon early in our trip as we fancied a light lunch, a really nice spinach and cheese mixture in filo pastry, and a salad. We then came back nearly every evening for coffees and wine and the home made cheesecake! Divine, and made by Levent's wife, Jane. We ordered a table for the Surprise Menu Night, these are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and it is 40 TL each, with that you get 3 courses, and traditional Turkish coffees, all made by Levent's mother, and you are only asked what you don't like. It was excellent, really very good. The starter was a mixed meze, a number of home made dips, filo wrapped cheese and spinach roll, courgette fritter, olives and cheese. Look at my pictures. Really knockout, the best meze by far that we tried in Kalkan. The main was slow cooked beef and vegetables wrapped in a thick pancake, again excellent. It was topped with some tomate sauce and cheese, and came with vegetables and rice. The dessert was a kind of traditional lemon drizzle cake I think you might call it. Really very light, and quite lemony. It came with ice cream that cut through the acidity perfectly. We of course stayed on for a while!
And we came back for a breakfast on the last day, again really very good. We both really recommend this place. Levent is a great host, everything is excellent about, including the location. And they have a lovely black Lab called Dolly, and Diamond the cat! Make sure you visit at least once.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Pretty place next to the park . It's off the Main Street with comfy sofas and shaded by vines . Levent is a very friendly guy and makes awesome cocktails . Highly recommended !

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1  Thank Kimkbtr
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We tried Cafe Leon for lunch after hearing good things and were definitely not disappointed! We both had the barbecue chicken burger and would happily say it was one of the best Burgers we'd had in Kalkan. Great value, tasty food and friendly service with a smile, definitely planning on a return visit.

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