This little off-the-beaten track location is so worth the excursion from the city center. It's a brisk 5-minute walk from the bus station. They serve a lovely light version of the local specialty, a fried pastry called "cig borek". The price is very reasonable and service is excellent.
Favorite Dish: Cig borek and ayran
This is a colorful café, with many comfortable places to sit and relax. I took the picture in the morning because there was low light during the evening when we visited the place. Locals were chatting loudly while we were enjoying our last moments in the city before midnight, we had to rest for a while because the next day we visited the old part walking non stop for many hours so this place was great choice :)
This is a nice café next to Porsuk river. There are a lot of tables outside, it was great to sit there and enjoy our morning coffee under the sun. The service was very slow but we didn’t care as the staff was friendly and smiling and we were on holidays :)
They serve the usual: Tea(2YTR), Ice tea(3YTR), juices(2YTR), hot chocolate/cappucino(4YTR)
If you are hungry you can order burgers(2,5-3,5YTR), salads(4-5YTR), sandwiches(2,5-3,5YTR), eggs/omelets(2,5-3YTR), pizza(6-8YTR), tost(2,5-3YTR).
We preferred to try their Sila breakfast (5-6YTR) but when the order came we regretted it. It was just some slices of tomato, cucumber, olives, low quality miel/marmalade etc We ate some of it but later we tried some great food at a local bakery.
The coffee and tea was good though
The ground floor seems like a typical fast food place so it may not look so attractive in first sight but hopefully we checked inside and the food was very good. Upstairs they have more tables and the atmosphere is better.
The place was packed with locals but the service was quick and friendly, the waiters seemed surprised that they had to serve tourists, I think they respect our try to order in poor turkish :)
We ordered a big portion of Ada kebap, it was very good and then another half portion (it was on offer with Ayran for only 4TR). We also tried the chicken soup which was delicious!
The bill was about 15TR, they have very good prices in general. Soups (tavuk/muhlata/mercimek corba) for 2,5TL, Kofte for 5TR, Yogurtlu Kofte for 7TL, Salad/yogurt/patates/piyaz for 2,5TL
We saw this café full of local students and we went inside while nice rock music was on the decks. We found a warm corner and checked the wooden cube on the table which was actually the menu(pic 2)!
We were already full of food but they have some soups so I tried one of them on that cold evening. It was great (although it was one of those soups that you can find at the markets) because the temperature changes a lot from miday to late evening in Eskisehir. Of course like most of the people we also ordered tea and coffee too. The prices are low, the service quick and friendly and the general atmosphere lovely.
There are a lot of table games waiting for you, most of the local prefer tavla of course (backgammon) but we had fun with jenga :).
Although there are better places to eat in the city, this was convenient for us because it was near the station while we were waiting for a friend. It’s a local fast food option where you can taste the typical turkish tastes wrapped in sandwich.
And it was very cheap too, we payed about 3-4 YTR(less than 2 euros) for a sandwich with chicken (pic 2) and a refreshment which was Ayran, the typical Turkish cold beverage (yogurt mixed with cold water and salt, it wasn’t homemade of course but way better than a cola).
From our table (next to the window) we could see the people passing by at Ismet Inonu Caddesi (pic 3).
Later we saw that there were more Donas in the city, one more is located a bit down at Inonu cad 82.
Papagan is located at the heart of the city. very old and well-known. No fancy decoration or facilities.
Favorite Dish: Cigborek (aka Ciborek) is a famous pastry for Ottoman-Turkish Culture. It is a meat filled pastry. Eskisehir has a fame for it. There is only cigborek in the menu. when you order cigborek for 1, they serve 5 pieces in a plate for 1. 15 pieces of cigborek (for 3 persons) and 5 ayran(Turkish yoghurt drink) cost 20 TL. It quite resonable for me.