Coffeehouse: Turkish coffee
A pleasant coffeehouse is located just at the top of Acropolis Hill near the parking (several tens meters above it). I had a few minutes before our bus departure and took an advantage to taste a cup of Turkish coffee (3YTL).
Coffeehouse culture is highly developed in the former Ottoman world.
Turkish coffee is coffee prepared by boiling finely powdered roast coffee beans in a pot (cezve), possibly with sugar, and serving it into a cup, where the dregs settle.
Still, the words for "coffee" and "coffeeshop" remained unchanged using the Ottoman Turkish forms kahve and kahvehane.
BERGAMA: Pleasant lunch in Bergama
After our excursion to the Acropolis of Pergamon we stayed in the local restaurant with the same name "Bergama". It was rather good for having a quick lunch of full of impressions and tired tourists.
Ticaret Odasi: Food with view by the chamber of commerce
This restaurant is run by the Bergama Chamber of Commerce (Ticaret Odasi) and is right above the Ulu Mosque. It is not near the other tourist restaurants, but it offers fresh, traditional dishes. And what is more: great view **** on the town as well as on the Acropolis . The restored building dates from the 19th century, we think it used to be a private house.
The menu is the standard salads, meat and grills, a bit like a restaurant in an office building. Not expensive nor exceptional. The staff is very friendly.
Zikkim: Not many sit-down places in Bergama
This is one of a few places that all lie together opposite the Archaeology Museum. They all have shady tables under trees outside and seem to offer, pretty much, the same menu. The here, here, wasn't great - cheap, yes, put plentiful, it wasn't. I had walked all the way from my hotel (the Hotel Anil) to the Red Basilica but didn't really find any places where you could have a sit down meal. Bergama may have some top tourist sites, but lacks somewhat when it comes of culinary options.
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