"Wellesley is a better place to live because of you!"
"Best sandwiches in the State!"
"Nice music, lovely atmosphere, thanks! The coffee is divine."
"Thank you God! Another birthplace of freedom [from Philadelphia]"
"Beautiful, peaceful, soothing, healing. Finally a café with some character."
"This is a treasure."
"I feel like I’m inside of a Godiva chocolate box."
"It seems like my country Spain."
"Friends from Holland and Sweden are so glad to see a nice European coffee shop."
"I feel as though when I step outside I’ll see the Topkapi Palace."
"Don’t tell my mother, but you make the best lentil soup I’ve ever tasted!"
"Came for a coffee, left at peace."
"I Love this place. I’m personally going to keep you in business."
"Where have you been all my life?"
"You have achieved your goal in making the café like your true second home."
"Long live Café Mangal!"
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"Ladies who lunch in Wellesley" "jockey for the limited tables" at this "informal" Med-Turk cafe specializing in "scrumptious" salads and sandwiches alongside some American dishes; come nighttime, the "delightful" staff "converts the place" into a "serene oasis" for "intimate", "beautifully presented" dinners, when BYOB helps mitigate the "more expensive" checks.
"By day,this Turkish-slanted Mediterranean, run by a "lovely" "family", is "thehottest spot in Wellesley", as the "ladies who lunch" tolerate"terrible lines" for "unique sandwiches" and "pretty salads" - but bynight, it's an intimate", "still-undiscovered gem" whose "rich","elegant" creations are "worth every penny" (though BYO saves a few); no wonder you may "feel like you're doing thousands of miles away" -there's "nothing like it around."
"A casual eatery by day, Cafe Mangal turns into a sophisticated dining spot by night, complete with white tablecloths and attentivewaiters. by Bridget Samburg March 2008
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The Boston Globe "Before word gets out, try Cafe Mangal. It features excellent foodwith a Turkish accent and is run by one of the nicest families you'llever meet."
The Patriot Ledger "One of the most colorful eateries around, this combination Turkish cafe by day and restaurant by night radiates an upscale Turkish ambiance and decor that's a powerful magnet." by Kaleel Sakakeeny Wednesday, June 28, 2006