Café Gulistan

The Garden

One of the joys of visiting Café Gulistan is taking a stroll through the garden.  In addition to being an excellent cook and restaurateur, Ibrahim has a green thumb, as evidenced by the beauty that blossoms every spring and continues to enchant throughout the summer and fall.  Many of the dishes served are enhanced by herbs grown just outside the restaurant.  Outdoor dining brings you closer to the garden experience.

Hollyhocks reminded Ibrahim of his home town in Turkey, where they grew profusely.  Since starting the garden he has given cuttings and seeds to literally hundreds of people, who have, in turn, planted them and spread them throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and beyond.