Anatolia Cafe opened a decade ago in a modest storefront at Cedar Center. When the strip mall was demolished to make way for chains, Anatolia moved to more spacious quarters in Cleveland Heights. Although larger, the space has a warm, cozy feel, perfect for lingering over dinner with friends or a loved one.
The menu features Mediterranean food, with the focus on the Anatolia region of Turkey. It has all-season appeal, whether it’s a crisp, sparkling tabouli in the summer or a belly-warming stew in the winter. As with most cuisines from this warm-weather region, there’s plenty for vegetarians. You’ll want save room for the desserts, both ethnic specialties like baklava and kadayif (phyllo dough with walnuts, pistachios and honey syrup) and non (a rich chocolate mouse).