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Avrasya Home Cooking

Avrasya is undoubtedly the first place that comes to mind when one talks about delicious home cooked meals in Alaçatı.

Opened 10 years ago by chef Mustafa Dumanlıdağ who brought his 28 years of cooking experience to Alaçatı from Malatya; Avrasya is a place where you can try the best examples of Turkish cuisine; offering a fantastic fusion of East Anatolian and Aegean recipes at reasonable prices.

Aegean olive oil dishes, all prepared with fresh & local ingredients such as braod beans, artichokes, cow peas, portulaca, stuffed vine-leaves, eggplants, green beans, blessed thistle, celery, leek and classical Anatolian recipes including aubergines with meat flling, stuffed green peppers, Turkish noodles, diced lamb dish fried on iron plate, okra with lamb, cabbage stew with meat & chickpea are among the many options Avrasya has to offer.

The restaurant also serves great meat dishes including traditional meatballs, roasted goat meat, local kebab options from Talaş, Gereli, Urfa, Saray, Çakır and Kafkas regions, classical Turkish wrap made with lamb meat (Adana dürüm) and lamb ribs.

The daily changing menu also includes a wide soup selection, salads and lots of dessert options – all showcased in a buffet that looks pretty much like an artwork. You may choose to eat at the restaurant, order home or come & pick-up your food from them.



Created by the world famous sculptor and glass & ceramic artist Cahide Erel, Perispri is a magical place that offers an artistic & delicious experience in a beautiful garden, just a few minutes away from the Alaçatı city centre.

Mingling her dreams with emotions and her art, Erel created a dreamy place filled with almond, fig & olive trees, bougainvilleas, jasmines and geraniums, spread on a huge land.

You may visit the open-air exhibition and take a look at the artworks scattered around the garden, have breakfast by the lily pond and have a delicious Agean dinner under the trees.

Stating that “the beauty intensifies by sharing”, Erel bestowed a beautiful place to Alaçatı full of art, nature and flavor.

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Opened in the summer of 2020 inside the dreamy garden of Bey Evi Hotel; Pancar Restaurant is a place where the gastronomical experience and hospitality of Nalan Filiz Kocaoğlu, creator of the famous Aegean restraurant Eflatun and Nükhet Bayraktaroğlu, owner of the Bey Evi Hotel meet.

Get ready to have a feast of taste at Pancar with the delicious salads Nalan prepares with Aegean herbs and vegetables, olive oil dishes and mezzes, as well as charcuterie & cheese plates, starters such as bresaola & burrata, main courses including shrimps, vongole, baby calamari stew, seabass & fillet steak, variety of pizzas baked in the wood oven and a legendary dessert named “Chocolate & Beet Pie”.


Apero is the latest addition to Alaçatı’s gastronomy scene. This lovely boulangerie & patisserie & bistro has opened in Alaçatı in July 2019. Founded by the talented pastry chef Nas and her lovely partner Cem, this place is full of delicious pastries, fresh cakes, tasty brownies & cookies, bruschettas and original sandwiches. You can make a perfect start to your day with avocado omlette, fritata, home made granola, and continue with lunch and supper with Apero toast, club sandwich or roast beef sandwich. Also freshly made cheesecakes, brownies, almond cakes are very delicious.


Set in an old stone building hidden in the cobblestone streets of Alaçatı; Karina is a cozy restaurant serving seafood. Tables with white cloths, colorful pillows, freshly picked flowers and beautiful music that is played in the background create a peaceful atmosphere. The menu is composed of delicious dishes including Aegean herbs salad, pasta with seafood, shrimps baked in milk, octopus served with aubergine puree and fish varieties such as sardines, mackerel and sea bass cooked with different methods.


Opened in 2019 just 1 km outside of Alaçatı on the way to Ovacık, Yeni Yer is our new happy place that offers an amazing gastronomy experience. You can spend a whole day at Yeni Yer’s beautiful green garden surrounded by trees – start the day with a delicious breakfast, have lunch under the trees, sip a cocktail while listening to relax chillout music in the afternoon and enjoy your dinner. Instead of serving traditional Turkish breakfast, they offer a breakfast experience with a twist, as their breakfast menu is composed of original and modern recipes including homemade granola with cream cheese & peach puree, oatmeal with puffed buckwheat, pepper and cheese, orange and mandarin pieces served with lemon curd, clotted cream and honey, rocket salad with purslane, avocado, tomatoes and cucumbers, and home made sourdough bread; all made by Elçin Hanım, who formerly run Kupa Alaçatı. You can also buy their various sourdough breads (the ones with walnut and pumpkin seed are our favorites) to take home with you. The lunch menu includes toasted sandwiches, scrambled eggs with potatoes, cakes, quiche varieties, cookies, while dinner menu, that is served afet 7 PM is full of signature recipes such as peach salad with homemade ricotta & quince leather, gazpacho style lentil soup, artichoke panzanella, sea herbs salad, smoked mackerel salad, tzatziki, hummus with orange, purslane patty with shrimps, calf cheek, brisket with rice, marinated sardines and salt-baked fish.

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Horasan, in Çeşme Town, is one of our favourite ‘seafood’ places, and considered to be a classic now. The ‘masters of fish grilling’ Ahmet and Kezban Horasan couple, serve creative and delicious recipes in their garden under the lemon and bergamot trees in Çeşme.

Our favorites in their ever-growing menu are Girit tapas with zucchini and walnut, grilled ‘sepet’ cheese (a type of cheese made from the mixture of goat, cow and sheep milk) shrimp tartar blended with avocado, strawberry and hot red pepper, bonito sashimi, shrimp carpaccio, salmon pastrami, grilled sardine, crispy shrimps, seafood tagliatelle and San Sebastian style cheesecake. (Reservation is necessary – 0 232 712 74 69)



If you are one of those that think ‘the secret of a happy life is to start the day with a good breakfast’, then you will be completely taken by the tastes of Bumba; a family business located in a small, colorful garden.

The breakfast is a real feast with the variety of cheese, fresh picked cucumbers and tomatoes & homemade jams they serve. A type of cheese mixed with red pepper, milk and black cumin seed, salty curd cheese with chili pepper and tomato, sweet curd cheese with black mulberry, olives, acuka (walnut sauce with red pepper) black mulberry essence on strained yoghurt) butterfat with honey and red&green fresh peppers are among the highlights of the place.

You can also enjoy your breakfast with herbs and cheese omelette, menemen (typical Turkish style egg prepared with tomatoes and fresh green peppers) and scrambled eggs. Bumba will also please you with its reasonable prices.


Located in the most central street of Alaçatı, namely Kemal Paşa; Arven has a heavenly garden that offers tranquility far from the crowds. Upon entering, you will first see the wine boutique of Arven, feel free to look at the shelves and get ready to be impressed by the large selection of wine which are all produced from the grapes grown in fertile lands of Turkey.

Mr Erol, owner of the boutique and restaurant, is a passionate wine lover who has vast knowledge on each bottle in his shop: he can give you detailed information on them, including their origin, types of grapes used, density, attribution and body. Amadeus, Antioche, Arcadia, Arda, Barbare, Barel, Buradan, Büyülübağ, Chateau Gali, Chateau Kalpak, Chateau Nuzun, Chamlija, Corvus, Çamlıbağ, Doluca, Eskibağlar, Egebağ, Kavaklıdere, Kayra, Kocabağ, Kuzeybağ, Lucien Arkas, Likya, Ma’adra, Mozaik, Nif, Öktem, Pamukkale, Paşaeli, Prodom, Sevilen, Suvla, Selendi, Shiluh, Şatomet, Saranta, Turasan, Umurbey, Urla, Urlice, Usca, Vino Dessera, Vinkara, Vinero, Vinolus, Yazgan and Yedi Bilgeler are among the brands sold in this shop – some of them you probably never heard of but we guarantee that you will be amazed by their flavours.

Pick your favorite wine and go straight the corridor next to the boutique, soon you’ll get to meet the beautiful garden with lemon and pomegranate trees, amazing smell of lavender trees accompanied by a smooth jazz music behind and tasty meals in the menu.

Our favourites are Mücver (zucchini fritters), Kars Gravyer in wok (a strong type of yellow cheese produced in eastern city of Turkey, Kars), ‘Patlıcan baklavası’ (a type of sauteed eggplant), Giritli Kabak (zucchini in olive oil) beet carpaccio, braised liver, İspanyol Karides salata (shrimp salad in Spanish style) pizza varieties with tenderloin, seafood or four cheese and several other main courses such as: rib steak, veal ribs, lamb shank and poached seabass.

After the feast you have experienced in the garden of a 150 years old historical house, you will always want to return back to Arven to experience new wines paired with the tastes from the menu.


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The best coffee in Çeşme peninsula is definitely served at Kaffe, that moved to Alaçatı from Bazaar Çeşme in February 2019, a hangout place for locals of Alaçatı and open for 12 months.

Kaffe is one of the places which adds a value to the town with its rich tastes of 3rd wave coffees from Guatemala, Colombia, Kenya, Ethiopia, the marvelous walls covered with illustrations of Alaçatı, lovely coffee packages, freshly baked croissants, brownie and cookies.

Nejat and Namık, escaping from the hustle & bustle of Istanbul have opened Kaffe where they serve tasty coffee in a beautiful ambiance enriched with the warm chit chats they offer.

Kaffe has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is always full with its regulars. If the secret of starting a good day is a good coffee, then Kaffe is definitely the right address.