Food and drink
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are recommended. You could start the day with an Algerian "thousand holes pancake". Lunch could be pide or pita sandwiches; I recently had peynirli tepsi boregi - a delicious large borek pastry filled with feta and mint. Dinner options include couscous, spicy kebabs, stews, and several vegetarian dishes. All the meat served is halal.
The décor is kitsch and fun - a dazzling combination of Moorish wall tiles, lanterns, fairy lights, Arabic posters, and primary coloured wooden tables. When I've visited, most diners have been westerners (tourists and locals).
On the famous Albert Cuypmarkt (so a great lunchtime option), towards the eastern end.
Good value: you're unlikely to pay more than 10 euros for lunch, and main courses for dinner start at 8.50 euros for the dish of the day.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children