Keyf-i Mekan
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Refuel Near the Grand Bazaar
If you've been pacing up and down the passages of the Grand Bazaar contemplating that perfect purchase, chances are you'll need refueling eventually. Hidden on a backstreet just outside gate 16 of the Grand Bazaar is the cozy and charming Keyf-i Mekan Cafe and Restaurant. "Keyfi" means "merriment," but in Turkey keyfi is also a way of life, one that's full of pleasure. So expect the small menu featuring delicious Turkish-style home-cooked food to fulfill both these meanings. The food will surely fill the belly and energize you to take those bazaar vendors head on! Choose from the menu of mezes, or meat dishes or peek at the mouthwatering "specials of the day" on the counter. The cafe is open every day, except Sunday when the rest of the bazaar is closed too.
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