CONTRIBUTED BY TUTI HAWKINS
I recently tried the new MADO restaurant that opened up in the middle of downtown Adana on busy Ziyapasa Blvd. MADO has multiple locations in Adana; the one located on Ziyapasa Blvd is their newest storefront. This location is the only one so far that offers the Turkish breakfast buffet. The restaurant serves beautiful pastries, cakes, European and Turkish inspired entrees.
MADO offers food for three different types of meals. The three types are casual (coffee & desserts only), a relaxed lunch or dinner atmosphere, and the fancy weekend brunch buffet. On the weekends they offer a traditional Turkish “all you can eat” breakfast buffet for 30TL per person. The Turkish breakfast is only served on Saturday & Sundays from 9:00am-1:00pm.
We went on a weekday during lunch hour. We opted for outside sitting, overlooking the main Ziyapasa Blvd. It was such a beautiful afternoon; it made it a great opportunity for people watching.
Prices are reasonable considering the prime location of the restaurant. There are a good variety of both European and Turkish cuisines on the menu.
I ordered the spicy beef salad: grilled steak on a bed of spring mix salad tossed with spicy red bean salad dressing (22TL). It was divine! I devoured it. My lunch dates for the day were two boys (5.5 yrs & 4 yrs) and a friend. They decided on something a little heartier for lunch. The boys shared an order of the lamb pasta bolognaise (20TL) and my friend ordered curry chicken and rice (20TL). Both kids gave it two thumbs up for their pasta dish. It’s always a good sign if your kids will finish their lunch down to the very last bite!
Even though their cakes and dessert looks super fancy, MADO is a very casual restaurant, which makes it a perfect family-friendly and/or large group dining experience.
After I finished my meal, I strolled around the showcase of these beautiful desserts and had a hard time picking out just one. Everything looked so scrumptious; if I wasn’t so full at the time, I probably would have ordered one of everything! MADO’s cakes are not only attractive and captivating, but they taste good too! Regardless of what cake design you have in mind for your next special occasion, I bet MADO can make it!
Menus: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
Drinks: Cocktails, Coffee, Tea
Payment: Credit Cards & TL
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Address: Çınarlı Mh. Ziyapaşa Blv., 01120 Adana, Turkey
GPS Coordinates: N 36.99451, E 035.32218