I’ve been hearing about the Gözleme Café in the city for a while now and have been meaning to try it. A and I love Gözleme, which is a traditional Turkish dish that features flat bread stuffed with a range of fillings and served with a lemon wedge. Gözleme Café have five fillings available, including the typical cheese and spinach and mince meat fillings, however Gözleme Café also make a chocolate gözleme, which I might need to try on my return!
A and I met at Gözleme Café a few weeks ago for a quick weekday lunch date. Both A and I ordered a spinach and cheese Gözleme ($8), which was lightly crisp on the outside and flavoursome. My one criticism would be that I would’ve liked a little more filling (as the pastry/filling ratio was slightly askew).
After our Gözleme, A and I were still a little hungry so we decided to share a mince meat börek ($5), a savoury Turkish pastry that was similar to a sausage roll but better, as the pastry and filling were both made with quality ingredients. The filling consisted of mince meat, carrots, peas, corn, shredded potatoes and onion, and was an excellent lunch option.
I really enjoyed our lunch at Gözleme Café. I can’t wait to return for a more leisurely meal, which will include Turkish coffee ($3.50) or a Turkish apple tea ($2.50), as well as some of the house desserts on offer (including Turkish cotton candy!).
Gözleme Café is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays only.