Sunday, April 25, 2010

Turkish Delights

Have you ever had turkish coffee?

Hubby and I went to the "Turkish Delights" coffee house in Raleigh this afternoon. It's on Glenwood Avenue downtown.

Turkish coffee is very strong and very flavorful. You can see how it's made here.

We sampled three kinds of Baklava ~ almond, walnut and pistacio. Mmmmmm!

They also have other desserts and ice cream as well.

Don't you just love the purple paint? The whole house is purple.

There is seating on the front porch and under the umbrellas on the front lawn.

This is part of Glenwood Avenue (below) with lots of eateries and shops on both sides of the street.

Walking to the car, we passed the Lee Hansley Gallery. Isn't it a beautiful old house?
I've never been inside the gallery ~ something we must do next time.

A lot of condo living in this area.

It was an enjoyable afternoon, and we really enjoyed our turkish coffee at the Turkish Delights coffee house.

The purple irises in our back yard are blooming.

Enjoy your day!



wildflower said...

What a great way to spend the afternoon. I like that purple, so bright and cheerful! I would like to find a house like the museum to live in, I am crazy about old houses!

Donna said... posted this just to Taunt me, didn't you...HAHahahaaaa...Lordy, I wish I was there with You!!!
Happy night girl!

Catherine Holman said...

That coffee sounds delightful. I miss the strong coffee that I enjoyed each day in Spain. It tasted like real coffee which is hard to get in our small town.

Kerrie said...

I just loved your post! Looks like a place I would love to visit. Thank you for your visit and lovely comment! Hugs n Hugs, Kerrie

Sherri said...

Donna, I'm allergic to coffee but the turkish coffee looked wonderful! I bet the smell was amazing! Glad you and Galen got away!

linda said...

What a beautiful, quaint little area! I MUST get to North Carolina sometime in my life! It looks gorgeous!

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like a fun place. Love baklava. Mimi

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What an adorable shop! I don't think that I have had Turkish coffee before, however, I have had Turkish Delights before!
(The coffee looks quite delicious thought!!)
What a nice afternoon - looks like a great place to stroll!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I wish I had a piece of the Baklava right now, Donna! I love it! I do like Turkish coffee reminds me of Italian espresso.

I'd love to see the gallery1 Raleigh looks like an interesting place to stroll around.


Zuzana said...

Beautiful pictures;.;) Me and the Irishman were discussing Turkish delights recently.;) That cup of coffee looks delicious.
Hope you have a lovely Monday,

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Happy@Home said...

I have never tasted Turkish coffee, but it looks good. I have, however, tasted baklava and LOVE it.
Looks like a cute and fun place to visit. Next time I get to Raleigh I'll have to remember it.

Manuela@TPOH said...

I love all that purple paint! Baklava...yumm...I haven't had any that was good since we moved from NYC!


Rhondi said...

Love the purple house. What fun looking place! By the way, the rooster paintings you did for Penny are awesome.