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Cafe Leon

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Yali Boyu Mahellesi | Mustafa Kocakaya Cad. No. 4/A, Kalkan, Turkey
+90 242 844 1103
08:00 - 00:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We go to Cafe Leon every time we are in Kalkan for their Turkish special dinner on Tuesday nights, and we go for drinks too because the staff - Lev, Claire and Jane are so nice. It's also nice to see Dolly the lab! We had a great mixed meze starter, and a stew for the main which was also... More 

Thank roadsterrob
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a great place to take breakfast and eats. Partake of a few drinks into the evening. Watch the world go by and enjoy the atmosphere. Very friendly and accommodating owners. Say Hello Dolly.

Thank Iain P
Cannock, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Came to cafe Leon two years ago,the food was amazing came bck to cafe Leon in Sept/Oct and it was still as good as last time great food,chilled relaxed atmosphere recommend this all day long

Thank sbatey442
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. All the food is freshly cooked by the owners mother in the kitchen. Definitely try the Turkish meze it's lovely. The owner Levent is great fun and loves to keep you happy while there.

1 Thank dominicl272
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Cafe Leon is just up from the harbour close to the Mosque in a shaded area. It has a very limited English influenced menu, the food we had was okay for lunchtime and good value. The service was the weak link, particularly as the place wasn't very busy.

Thank gnidats
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have been visiting Kalkan every couple months for 18mths now, the most recent being 2 weeks ago and every trip includes at least one visit to Cafe Leon and usually 2, 3 or 4 visits. It is the perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, evening drinks and dinner.... wonderful food, a perfect mix of Turkish cuisine and... More 

Thank YvonnePhoto
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We love Cafe Leon, especially the atmosphere which is always relaxed and friendly. Jane and Lev and Dolly always make us so welcome . The hardworking chefs take so much pride in creating lovely meals (especially their home made burgers and delicious breakfasts). The menu is varied with a variety of Turkish dishes plus some English comfort food like eggs... More 

Thank Rockola5
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The owners Jane and Lev make everyone feel extremely welcome and the menu is extensive and food excellent. They are both animal lovers, and their black Labrador Dolly in particular is a very much loved member of the family and adored by their customers and friends. Overall it's a must visit!

1 Thank TLP5452
Tring, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have eaten at Cafe Leon on many occasions over a lot of years, but I have not thought to leave a review - now I wish to put that right. Lev and Jane have a great business that combines beautiful, home-cooked food, Jane's cakes, friendly attentive service and a really good choice of music, played so that you can... More 

1 Thank GarethBLewis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Lev, Jane and Family work hard to make Cafe Leon one of those places you always go to to eat their delicious food and catch up with all the news from friends you have made over the years holidaying in our favourite place, Kalkan! The new menu is great, the burgers are wonderful and Jane's Toblerone cheesecake is to die... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
Cafe, European, Turkish, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yali Boyu Mahellesi | Mustafa Kocakaya Cad. No. 4/A, Kalkan, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Mediterranean Coast  >  Antalya Province  >  Kalkan
  • Phone Number: +90 242 844 1103
Café Leon is a stylish café/bar in the heart of Kalkan Old town, in a lovely shady setting. Run by a Turkish/English family, we serve great food in a relaxed atmosphere, at reasonable prices - and we're open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. All of our food is home-made, and includes both Turkish and English specialities. We serve amazing coffee too, so whether you fancy a quick bite, a full meal, or a relaxing cup of coffee & one of our famous cakes, we’re the place to come. We're open every day from 9am till late - why not join us for one of our fab cocktails, whilst listening to the best music in town?Try taste of REAL Turkish home cooking, make a reservation for one of our famous 'Surprise Menu' nights (a fabulous three course home-cooked Turkish meal, where the menu is a surprise..)Wed & Sat nights.

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