This cozy neighborhood recruit has a quaint, laid-back vibe that seems a perfect match to its quiet corner location. The owner is a constant presence, welcoming young families (with tots in tow) and hustling to set up tables. Don’t be dismayed by the regular crowds—those weekend lines move quickly and the food is absolutely worth it.
Traditional brunch dishes are served as lunch here, with such hearty favorites as a Turkish breakfast of fried eggs, crumbled feta, sliced sausages, pastyrma (cured beef) and much, much more. Come dinner, try a lemony grilled branzino or skewers of chicken with basmati rice. Every item flaunts a Mediterranean twist—think savory carrot hummus or sweet bal-kaymak (clotted cream with honey) and homemade pitas for scooping.- MICHELIN guide inspectors