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“Great find - food, service and tunes in laid back Bozcaada”
Review of Cafe at Lisa's

Cafe at Lisa's
Ranked #62 of 72 Restaurants in Bozcaada
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: It is a wonderful cafe on the island of Bozcaada, just off the Turkish coast near Troy, a wonderful refuge for weary travellers.
Canberra, Australia
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“Great find - food, service and tunes in laid back Bozcaada”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

I arrived in Bozcaada having done little research other than listening to Demetri Kakmi's Motherland on ABC TV (Australia's) radio program about his childhood here. Intriguing enough to make me detour to this off the tourist map island on my way to Istanbul

Straight away I felt like Lisa's was the perfect spot to while away the afternoon watching the world go by. The pizza was great, as was the half bottle of wine on my first night made even better by chatting with Lisa (a fellow Aussie) and getting her advice on stuff to do.

Unsurprisingly most businesses in Bozcaada are not English speaking or geared to english speaking tourists and so finding LIsa was an added bonus. Plus she organised an afternoon boat trip with a local fisherman for me which was awesome. There is little tourism or tours - like you see in Fethiye or Bodrum or other places that expect tourists to want boat trips, so this was great.

After my boat trip I spent another evening at Lisa's dining on brushetta and haloumi, a Corvus (local red - great quality _ Karga 2010) and finished with a real cappucino (yes - I mean real - not nescafe!) and a local sweet dessert. All lezetli (delicious! one of my count on one hand Turkish words!).

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Nice night out”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Lisa was great at helping us find similar wines we really enjoyed, because the island's wines are quite different that what we were used to. We really enjoyed the garlic bread (still thinking about it) and the pizzas. My friend had the spaghetti, but she said it was "okay". The only problem we had was when we sat down outside and nobody even brought us a menu until we complained. But after that, they were very helpful. I had actually wanted some steak, but they only have crepes, pizzas and pastas as main courses. The atmosphere and the interesting artwork inside was very nice.

  • Visited October 2012
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Ekaterinburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Awful place”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Awful service, awful food. Strage waiter (probably with mental desease) Everything was bad. Just don't go to this place.

Visited August 2012
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“Burnt, unfriendly & overpriced”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We read about this little cafe in several guidebooks and were utterly disappointed in every aspect of our meal- from the service (non-existent) to the quality of the food- the entire experience was not what we had expected. The service was very slow, the staff forgot half of our order including a glass of water and our bread basket while the supposedly ever-so-friendly owner was not-so friendly at all about our complaints including the fact that our sandwich was burnt, our pizza was small & tasteless and, to top it all off, it was all very overpriced. We do not recommend this cafe and from talking with other foreigners- nor did others. There are many more authentic and savory cafes to visit all over the old town with staff that actually appreciate your patronage and make you feel welcome, just not at this one.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Miniature Pizza”
Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

The service was very slow and we had to go inside frequently. The Greek Salad wasn't a Greek Salad. It had lots of lettuce which shouldn't be in it. The cheese and tomato weren't enough. I think, The pizza was delicious, but it was very small, the smallest pizza we have ever seen. And the prices were very expensive.

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