My husband was in Turkey in the mid-80s, and he was so pleased to find a restaurant with food like he remembered from Adana. There wasn't a thing that we tried that wasn't great - from the spinach hummus to the baklava and Turkish coffee. The owners are friendly, enjoyed talking about their homeland. The shop has a variety of foods for sale, along with handmade cups, plates, and other items. There are also scarves, rugs, and other decor available.
We had the spinach hummus, and, as good as it was, the bread was even better. The freshly-made flat bread was hot and full of flavor. We had the Abdullah Kebab and Sultan Kebab plates. The lamb was fresh and tender. The rice had chick peas in it, and the salad had a pleasing balsamic vinaigrette. There was a variety of fresh desserts, and we tried a few. The baklava was nothing like I was used to. It was light and slightly sweet, nothing like the honey-drenched pastry I have had. It was wonderful, with pistachios on top of a light, flaky piece of heaven. The Turkish coffee was authentic and powerful, with the requisite grounds in the bottom of the cup. It was fun watching my husband savoring his, enjoying the memories along with the freshly-made, robust flavor.
We will definitely return, possibly on a Sunday when we can enjoy the Fremont Sunday Market and the stop here for lunch. We about three hours south, but will be a short drive when we have Cafe Turko to look forward to.
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