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Liva Pastaneleri February 14, 2010

Posted by Steven Bartus in Breakfast, Turkish Cuisine.

Liva is another strong contender in the battle for the best brunch buffet in Ankara. The famous pastane chain offers a quality spread of Turkish breakfast favorites very similar in size and scope to that of Big Chefs. While both places make for an excellent meal, Liva’s made-to-order omlet and gözleme station might give it the edge. I really liked the börek as well. However, the restaurant itself (specifically, the one in Çukurambar) lacks the charming decor and ambience found at Big Chefs, and the buffet area tends to get very congested. You will have to try both for yourself to determine which is deserving of your Sunday morning feast.

It’s also worth mentioning that Liva’s cakes and pastries are some of the best in the city. If you are looking to impress your friends or colleagues with a tasty treat, this is the place to visit. One recommendation: the Çikolatalı Dilim Pasta.

Liva has several branches around Ankara that offer brunch from 9:00 to 15:00 on Sundays. Check their website for specific information about the nearest location (Google Maps). Like Big Chefs, the price is 30TL per person ($20 at 1.51TL/$) including drinks.


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[…] is also renown for its Sunday brunch buffet. I have previously profiled the morning offerings of Liva and Big Chefs on this blog, so I thought it would be appropriate to make the trip again and see […]

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