Even though Petra is located near Istanbul’s business district, there’s nothing business-y about this hipster magnet venue with artisanal hand-roasted beans and coffee. The huge venue also happens to have an art gallery and a few displays with vintage and antique goods on sale.
A great place for a quiet coffee away from the usual trodden path, Akali is hidden on a side street in the mostly residential Beşiktaş neighborhood. Apart from the delicious coffee, make sure to try their sandwiches made with artisan bread as well as their excellent croissants and cakes.
Dibekçi Sokak, Çimen Apartman, No.11/A Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 227 42 42
The Teşvikiye neighborhood has become quite the area for trendy new openings, and MOC Istanbul was one of the first. The two-floored venue with on-site micro-roasting serves a wide range of coffees as well as pre-packaged roasted beans. In the summer, the café’s cold and sweet frappe is quite the favorite.
Şakayık Sokak No.4/A Teşvikiye, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 234 44 65