The 6 Best Coffee Shops In Istanbul

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Updated: 9 February 2017
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Istanbul has seen an inundation of new coffee shops sprouting up all over its neighborhoods, waving the flag of ‘third wave.’ However, not all of Istanbul’s coffee shops were created equal, and only a few serve up a good brew with an equally sense of good interior decoration. We picked out our favorites.

Drip Coffeeist

After opening its first branch on the Asian side and becoming very popular, Drip Coffeeist ventured to the European side for its second venue. Needless to say, the micro roaster has become a local favorite for their excellent ice-drip brew coffee, coffee from unusual gadgets (such as the Belgium syphon and Aeropress), and their lovely outside terrace.

General Yazgan Sokak No.9/A Asmalımescit, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 243 75 52

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Petra Roasting Co.

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.

Hoşsohbet Sokak, Panorama Selenium Residence Mağaza No.1 Gayrettepe, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 356 10 53

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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

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MOC Istanbul

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

Four Letter Word Coffee

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Located on Burgazada, one of Istanbul’s Princes Islands, Four Letter Word Coffee is a bit of a getaway café, but very much worth it both for the island vibes as well as the excellent coffee. With a philosophy that revolves around ‘the finest, responsibly sourced beans,’ you’ll be sure to get a very good brew before or after you wander around the beautiful island (open on weekends only). If you’d rather not go all the way to the island, Four Letter Word Coffee is also available at Manuel Deli, Norm Coffee, and Commons Cafe.
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Coffee Department

The Balat neighborhood has seen a wave of new establishments opening up in between its historic residences and churches. Coffee Department is one of these, with its coffee roaster and original tile flooring catching the attention of every passerby. Whether it’s a Hario V60 Dripper, a Moka Pot, or a Chemex, the café has you covered in terms of everything coffee.

Kürkçü Çeşmesi Sokak No:5/A, Balat, Istanbul, Turkey

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