From Our Editors
The scent of cardamom drifting from steaming coffee and the rich aroma of spicy falafel are just some of the smells that would have been prevalent in a 19th-century Turkish coffeehouse. This is the atmosphere that Flying Carpet Cafe cultivates with its own Turkish coffees and teas, hookah lounge with authentic water pipes, and authentic Turkish lunch and dinner menu. In the restored restaurant, housed in a historical building built in 1909, the exotic scents mingle in the air with the aromas of Turkish cuisine—roast chicken breast served with a roasted banana pepper purée, baklava pastries, and muhallebi, a rose-water milk pudding with a cinnamon black currant compote.
After dinner, diners may peruse Flying Carpet Cafe’s more than 500 imported Turkish rugs, which are all available for purchase and all fly.