341 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Turkish food combines the foods of the Ottoman Empire, from Mediterranean Europe through the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa. Café Baklava offers this delicious food fusion to diners in Mountain View with our authentic Turkish cuisine. Owner and chef Illiano Yuksel opened Café Baklava in 2005, making dishes based on his mother’s own tried-and-true recipes. Our Turkish customers tell us we offer the tastiest, most authentic Turkish food in the Bay Area.
Visit us and see why we have become a neighborhood favorite. Our cozy, comfortable atmosphere and delightful outdoor patio invite you to linger a while. Try a glass of Greek beer or Turkish wine with a basket of complimentary freshly baked pita bread and sun dried tomato dip, brought to you by our friendly, entertaining servers.
Café Baklava serves many of the classic favorites of Turkish food. We specialize in mezes, the small plates traditionally accompanied by wine or Turkish raki. Try our fried eggplant with yogurt sauce, smooth, lemony hummus with warm, fresh pita bread or the tangy stuffed grape leaves called dolmas and you’ll be hooked. Our specialty is the borek, a thin filo pastry filled with cheese, spinach or minced meat and fried. Or order a beautifully presented meze platter to share, along with our house wine or a specialty cocktail.
Lamb is an important part of Turkish cuisine. We serve delicious, succulent lamb chops, lamb kebab or lamb shank marinated and grilled to perfection. Served with rice pilaf and grilled vegetables, it makes a simple, satisfying meal. Vegetarians will find plenty to love here as well. Try the savory stuffed eggplant, vegetarian moussaka or one of our many other vegetarian dishes.
Our name comes from a Turkish dessert, and, of course, our desserts are incredible. Try the homemade baklava or our decadent chocolate tart, while you enjoy a cup or two of our strong Turkish coffee. Café Baklava is open daily for lunch and dinner. We are located in the heart of the busy Castro Street area. Stop by soon and enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in Mountain View.