It’s not unusual for modern museums to have cafe-restaurants, but the Culture Museum & Restaurant-Cafe in Ortahisar, Cappadocia, turns the tables on this concept by having a fine restaurant with its own ethnographic museum.
Located right in the center of Ortahisar, the attractive restaurant is set up in fine old airy stone-arched chambers with decorative wood ceilings and plenty of windows.
There’s an open-air terrace dining area for fair-weather dining as well. From its umbrella-shaded tables you can enjoy good views of the busy town square, of Ortahisar’s natural stone “castle,” and on clear days of mighty Mount Erciyes in the distance to the east.
The surprisingly well-done museum is in an old caravanserai portion of the building, a series of vaulted chambers furnished with dioramas of secnes from village life.