Our family back in Turkey has been involved in the food business since the 19th century. We have lived in all over Anatolia in villages, small towns, and big cities. As a result, we have had the chance to learn and know a wide variety of Turkish food. In addition, we have traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, the Far East, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, which has given us a chance to try other cuisines as well.
The world is smaller now in this information age. Accordingly, people are closer to each other. We are here, and very pleased to have served you since 2000. We hope to continue serving you for many many years ahead.
Our name Café Mangal comes from a cooking implement in Turkey called Mangal (seen left), similar to a braising pot in France. The area around it signifies a warm gathering spot to hang out around and socialize while the meal is being cooked and coffee brewed in front of you. We want you to experience the warmth of our hospitality. We want our customers to feel comfortable and enjoy the good food, excellent coffee, and fine teas.
Our motto is “Smile, Share and Serve.”
The country of Turkey:
Arhavi (East Black Sea Region)
A town in the northeast of Turkey where my family comes from.
Kirsehir (Central Anatolia, near Cappadocia)
A city in the middle of Anatolia where my father in-law comes from.
Safranbolu – Yoruk Village (West Black Sea Region)
A city in the northwest of Turkey where my mother in-law comes from.
Visit “Safir Konak”, an inn owned by one of our relatives in Safranbolu.
Istanbul The city where we have lived for many years.
Our new home Boston since 1998