Turkey‘s coffee is famous around the world for being thick with a natural sweetness. Unlike other coffees that are made through a filter, Turkish coffee is ground very finely to create a powder as fine as sugar. The coffee is then added to a pot of boiling water and poured into small cups to enjoy. This is a must-try when in Istanbul, so check out the best coffee shops in this city.
The Galata Konak Café allows for a breathtaking al fresco café experience where guests can take in the spectacular views of Istanbul throughout the day and watch the sunset while they are sipping on a cup of coffee with some traditional desserts. The café has the capacity for more than 200 people and provides guests with a sea view. Hidden away in the bustling city center, this café offers a quiet, calm and peaceful area for people to get their coffee fix.
Step into Terrace 86 for a relaxing atmosphere and great food. The café is located near the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and serves up delicious coffee and beautiful, well-presented dishes. They boast huge screens for sporting events as well. The café also has hookah, which is a popular pastime in Turkey. Head on over for a great breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner as it is open practically all day. With evenings of live music, Terrace 86 is an absolute hit.
This fashionable café has a lovely warm environment that’ll make you feel right at home when you’re sipping a cup of coffee or relaxing on their outdoor terrace with a glass of wine. Open all day, the café is renowned for its delicious breakfast and homemade sweet treats. For the health conscious, Bread and Butter has got a great range of smoothies and fresh juices along with a huge variety of tea and coffee.
Seconds away from the Beyazit tramway stop, Çorlulu Ali Paşa is an 18th century tea garden. During the day, the courtyard is filled with men from the nearby mosque puffing away on shisha while sipping on some good, traditional Turkish coffee. By night, this café is lit up by tiny lanterns with wooden chairs while a younger, more diverse crowd piles in. The tea garden has two entrances and lots of trinkets and souvenirs can be purchased inside.
The Mangerie Bebek Terrace is a great place for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. From hearty salads to noodles and tasty burgers, they offer a delicious lunch experience. If you are looking for a drink other than coffee, have one of their delicious cocktails or a fresh juice while you watch the sunset from the Anatolian side of Istanbul. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so there is plenty of time to check it out before, between or after some sightseeing.