Cafes have been very popular in Turkey for almost 200 years. (two centuries before Starbucks) The cafe (Kahve in turkish) is a traditional place where people (mostly students) spend time and discuss politics & soccer.
Modern cafes offer a variety of beverages as well as traditional soft drinks. You can play games like backgammon, checkers and chess (Note that backgammon is the most popular board game in Turkey. It is an accepted way of meeting others in a friendly environment.)
In short, it is very hard to categorize the varieties of cafes. However getting into a cafe - preferably an old one - and having a cup of Turkish coffee would be a great experience if you are looking forward to understanding how people network in Turkey. Say "hi" - or merhaba (en: Hi) - when you go in, you will see a warm smile and a nice welcome.
Cafes in Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 431 91 04
Address : Bayındır Sk. 19/17 Sakarya Kızılay Ankara
Everyday live music.
Address : SSK İşhanı 3.Kat 16-17 Sakarya Kızılay Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 433 71 31
Live music everyday. Popular, upcoming and talented Rock bands perform at Ankara's highly known cafe/bar: Baraka.
Biber Cafe/ Pub
Address : İnkılap Sok. No: 3/D Kızılay Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 430 07 17
A place to have fun
Cafe de Paris
Address : Abdullah Cevdet sok. No: 30 Çankaya Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 440 51 23
French cuisine and a wide menu is waiting for you.
Address : Ümitköy 8.cad No:25/3 Çayyolu Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 236 42 07
A chill place where you can play various games with your friends.
Address : 8. Cadde No :53/10 Ümitköy , Galeria
Phone : 90 (312) 235 44 00
Address : Cinnah Cad. Farabi No:23 Çankaya Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 468 12 15
A special place where you can enjoy the "Fasıl" which is a traditional dinner style in Turkey. The setup of the restaurant has an American / Hollywood style.
Address : Sakarya Cd. 25/A Kızılay Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 433 02 80
A place where you can listen experimantel music.
North Shield Mesa Plaza
Address : Mesa Plaza No: 42 Çayyolu Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 240 82 92
Address : Bayındır 1 sokak 16/B Kızılay Ankara
Phone : 90 (312) 432 30 79
Planet of Beer