World Famous Coffee Shops Found In Istanbul

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Turkey is a country like no other, with a fascinating history, beautiful landscapes, endless amounts of culture and heritage, and some of the best coffee in the world.

Istanbul, the capital city of Turkey, has long been a melting pot of different cultures over the years, but it’s also extremely well-known for its selection of delicious foods and, of course, Turkish coffee.

Coffee prepared traditionally within the city is far different when compared to the coffee consumed in the Western world.

In fact, coffee is very much part of the city’s long history and has traded in the beverage for hundreds of years. With that in mind, these are some of the very best coffee shops that Istanbul has to offer.

Java Studio Istanbul

This coffee shop offers a wide range of beverages, including tea and coffee, and is one of the most popular cafés in the city. Part coffee shop and part gallery, Java Studio Istanbul has earned a name for itself thanks to its stellar service, ambience, and their assortment of unique and authentic baked goods.

Most of the art in the gallery is by local artists, and it’s possible to wander around the shop and check out some of the handicrafts that are on display. Founded by Canadian Jennifer Gaudet, it’s become an integral part of Sultanahmet.

Fazil Bey’s

Fazil Bey’s Turkish Coffee House is one of the oldest of its kind in the city, and can be found as part of a bazaar, which are endlessly popular within Istanbul.

The coffee sold here is authentically Turkish and is usually sold alongside a class of cool water as well as a Turkish delight, a kind of sweet that everyone visiting the country will want to take the time to try.

The store is run by Fazil Tuncali, who has had a love of coffee for decades, and his passion shows through in his coffee house.

Simdi Cafe

An otherwise unassuming little café can be found on the first floor of a Pera building. The interior is warm and welcoming and makes for a relaxing environment for visitors to sit and enjoy their beverage of choice while reading the newspaper or playing for a big win at

Found in Smyrna Beyoglu, this small coffee shop sells a traditional selection of Turkish beverages, along with a slice of their famous orange cake, making it an enjoyable experience for all visitors.


Another café that can be found hidden in a side-street in Beyoglu, Mandabatmaz has long been a staple for locals seeking out authetic Turkish coffee.

It’s one of the most popular coffee shops in the city, and it’s named is inspired by the foam that sits on top of every cup of coffee that they produce – something that the Turkish believe is an indication of superior taste. Within the venue, an open kitchen gives visitors the chance to smell the coffee as it’s being prepared, and its signature technique of making coffee has been practised by them since 1967.