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Cafe Efendi

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488 Main Street, Alpharetta, GA
+1 770-360-8014
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I like to try local places as much as possible when I travel. Cafe Efendi did not disappoint! There were plenty of options on the menu, and I was looking for something not-too-fatty. I was given fantastic advice and my dinner was excellent. Overall service was excellent. I hope to return.

Thank Linda L
Roswell, Georgia
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were pleasantly surprised when we dined at Cafe Efendi for the first time. My husband, a chef, loves Mediterranean food. He said the hummus was the best he has tasted so far! We went on a Friday at 5:00. It was not crowded at that time. Service was wonderful! You must try the homemade Baklava.

Thank GApeach909
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic favors. all fresh dishes. Wonderful hospitality. Very nice surprise right on Main Street in Alpharetta

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We recently had the opportunity to celebrate a surprise birthday party for a friend at Cafe Efendi, the site of their wedding reception many years ago. Fantastic place !!! Upon entering you are aware of the festive nature of the place with the lively music and a very accomplished belly dancer. In addition to the lively atmosphere the restaurant is... More 

Thank atljpb
Alpharetta, Georgia
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

When we entered, a loud music was on with a live musician and four five ladies gyrating. It was not that crowded at that time. We were seated on a table in the midst of the restaurant. The table was awfully wobbly. we changed it. We ordered appetizers baba ganush and falafel. Ordered main dishes falafal platter, Adnan kabab and... More 

Thank AmitSaha
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Cafe Efendi, what can I say? I've been a patron for many years so that should say something. Cafe Efendi was formerly located in downtown Alpharetta in what is now the La Casa Italian Grill which is where I began going to Efendi. Over the years some changes have occurred with the menu but the proprietor keeps to the basics... More 

Thank T G
Watkinsville, Ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were greeted warmly by several of the staff members and even after we ordered, one of the waiters (not ours) came to our table to thank us from coming to the cafe and to discuss the variety of foods offered here. The menu was filled with intriguing Turkish and other middle eastern options, and we opted for a ground... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to Cafe Efendi several times and they always had great food and service but I would recommend to avoid during peak hours as it can get a little crazy in kitchen and as a result the food can come uncooked like it happened to me last time. That was a place I would recommend to friends and... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Effendi is basically Turkish, but that includes a wide menu of dishes for any tastes, including vegetarian or non-adventurous hungry people. Friendly staff will be happy to guide your selections and you will be delighted with whatever you choose. It has been a favorite of mine for many years.

Thank thorstenveblen
Alpharetta, Georgia
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308 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Four of us went for lunch. The food was very good, service was professional, and the items were fairly priced. Ambiance is very Mediterranean in feel. Four lunch entrees, four drinks, and one dessert were $54 without tip. Lunch items are $8-$12 each and there is plenty of food. All tasty and well presented. Mediterranean is a good description. Some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Main Street, Alpharetta, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Alpharetta
  • Phone Number: +1 770-360-8014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?