For the past eight years, Berna Nar has been preparing organic Turkish dishes for guests to enjoy at Cafe Zuppina

Two months ago, Berna and her husband opened The Market at Cafe Zuppina located directly next door to the restaurant. Carrying Turkish feta cheese and spices, as well as a variety of European ingredients, The Market at Cafe Zuppina offers an assortment of European/Turkish ingredients needed to cook traditional Turkish dishes.

Berna also carries her famous tzatziki sauce, tomato sauce, eggplant rolls, and house-made pickled vegetables and jams.

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However, taking into consideration the fullness of a Turkish meal, The Market at Cafe Zuppina is adding in a few extra additions to the shop.

“We are tearing down this wall and expanding… adding gelato and traditional Turkish coffee,” says Berna.

The new addition of serving traditional Turkish coffee and gelato will be named Berna’s Turkish Coffee House. Berna’s Turkish Coffee House is expected to open early 2019.

“We are excited to offer something Lakeland doesn’t have,” says Berna.

On November 17, The Market at Cafe Zuppina will be hosting a Holiday Tasting event from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stop by the event for an opportunity to taste and purchase Turkish food, coffee, traditional holiday sweets, and the gelato coming soon to Berna’s Turkish Coffee House.

Read more about Berna Nar and Cafe Zuppina here.