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We pride a unique atmosphere and experience. Lokanta cafe is a combination of traditional British breakfast spot and a laid-back Mediterranean influenced lunch venue. Whether you want to enjoy one of our fabulous breakfasts or have special lunches while sipping on a cold beer or glass of wine, we’ve got you covered
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

We have eaten at the Lokanta a few times, both evening & lunch, always great meals & friendly staf. Sadly, the COVID has hit them badly, they are doing great take aways & also they took to selling some of the produce that they get...in from thier suppliers. This was a service to the local community during the partial lockdown, when some stores were running out od things & shopping was not so easy. It helped the local community a lot. I just hope they can stay in business untill all this COVID stuff goes away & they can go back to being the Lokanta (it means resturant in Turkish) we know & love.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 13, 2020

We had the BBQ pack today - all really delicious. Lamb shish was the best we’ve ever had, chicken really good too. We had a couple of extra kebabs and there was enough to feed a hungry family of five including two big teenage boys!...throughly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

By far, the best tasting breakfast is served here. Top notch service and great looking place. They clearly know their stuff. My now regular stop for a decent meal in a lovely and clean cafe. Thank you Lokanta and all its staff

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

I visited with my Husband last Friday. The menu states that alternative milks are available - when I asked for an alternative milk the waitress rudely said there were no alternatives only Soya!!! Most cafes/restaurants nowadays do offer alternatives but if they are not providing...these it should not be stated on the menu. We ordered a breakfast and egg on toast - this took ages to come (not quite sure why as it was not a complicated order) and when it did arrive was lukewarm and very average. I would not recommend Lokanta as there are other cafes/restaurants providing good food and good service in the local area.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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h1976, Owner at Lokanta Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Dear madam, first of all this is a false review based on your and your family’s attack on us as a business because you didn’t get a round of drinks that you demanded while you waited for your food and in the mean time bullied...More

Reviewed February 24, 2020

I visited Lokanta for approx my 6th time as I really do enjoy the homely atmosphere, pleasant staff and quality of food. I was told on arrival that there was a longer wait than usual due to how busy it was, which is fine, our...drinks order was taken immediately and our food was on our table within 40 mins which I didn’t consider long at all in a busy period. The only thing that put a downer on a nice Sunday fry up with my Mrs was the very rude and people 2 tables away that entered when we did. Clearly another group of people that want something free because it was an inconvenience to wait 10 mins longer for their order even when pre-warned the same as we were. It’s same thing that happened at a restaurant I visited the night before. So I thought I’d stop by and say thank you for your wonderful food and service. I’ll be along again this Sunday for my fry up.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

We have left here this morning absolutely appalled at the staff attitude. We are so disgusted. Have been regulars but now would NEVER come back! Even the Chefs attitude was TERRIBLE We came in at 12 and took our seats. Place was half ful. Took...a while for them to come over so we said we were ready to order food and drinks, but were told it’s busy so she would just take our drinks order for now. We waited some time then they finally came back to take the food order. The food took ages. So we ended up ordering a second lot of drinks which was frustrating as we just wanted the food. We asked for the drinks to be taken off as we waited soooo long for the food but the waitress argued this with us and said they had lots of deliveries and she had said it was busy... but actually no one told us that when we came in. The food eventually came around 12.50. We ate , in very bad moods by then , and the food was very average. We asked for the bill, went to pay and then the chef came out and started arguing with us!!!!! He had no relevant points so then tried to accuse us of swearing and abusing his staff!!!! Not a single person swore at his staff member it was the most vile accusation ever but he obviously knew he was being stupid over a couple of drinks so proceeded to throw that out there as we were leaving!!!! We are disgusted and would never ever ever come back here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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h1976, Owner at Lokanta Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020

Dear Madam, I’d like to thank you for visiting us and would have appreciated it if you had written a review of your previous pleasures of enjoying a meal with us, and not just one of todays. Also, on your behalf, the truth would have...More

Reviewed October 27, 2019

Lovely atmosphere and all was very pleasant. Staff helpful and polite. Quiet and relaxing. Not rushed, but ideal timing of food.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

had theGroupon deal weekend lunch meze and it was huge. Very tasty food and friendly helpful service. Cafe was fairly busy with people having the all day breakfast which looked good also.

Date of visit: October 2019
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h1976, Owner at Lokanta Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved the Meze and can’t wait to have you back at Lokanta to try out one of our breakfasts too... Regards Hakan

Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

Lovely Turkish breakfast, fresh food well prepared & presented. Lovely Turkish Cypriot family. Will def be returning

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

I've probably just had the best, freshest sausage and onion sandwich ever! Had a meeting nearby so stopped for a coffee en route and so glad I did. Met with a big smile at the door, offered a coffee while I browsed the menu. Really...comfortable seating in a light, bright and welcoming dining area. Enjoyed admiring the wall art here, lots of classic restaurant signs but mingled in with family photos that really make you feel at home. Coffee is fabulous, a really good blend. The cafe was fairly busy (word is obviously getting around) but there wasn't any delay. Menu is really varied and very reasonably priced. Hakan and his family deserve to do really well here, the food is cracking and the service is as they promise on their outdoor banner - epic! Thank you guys, totally loved it and we'll be back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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h1976, Owner at Lokanta Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes. You've always taken the time to tell us and everyone else how much you enjoy what we do here. We're happy that you're happy, and looking forward to your next visit. Hurry back!

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Lokanta Cafe Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4