Here is our guide to the best Istanbul Coffee shops for enjoying the time whilst also be able to get some work done or for a relaxing comfortable place to get away from the city stress .
Tea or Coffee
Tea or coffe is situated in the heart of Cihangir. Living up to its name, serves a vast range of teas and infusions, along side many varieties of coffee – from lush whipped cream espresso (espresso con panna) and the modern matcha latte to the classic traditional Turkish coffee with sweet mastic (damla sakızlı kahve). Everything comes with dried fruit, in case you are a little hungry. For a fast, healthy snack or to refresh from a long night , choose one of the energy vitamin packed smoothies. Open Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm. Oba Sokak No. 17A, Cihangir; T: 0535 411 08 07.
Located in Bebek although down a passageway, away from the busy main street .Providing a welcome escape from the bustle this place serves fine coffee. You can order a daytime sandwich or a slice of cake and sit a while. Close to the Bosphorus if you need to stretch your legs afterwards. Küçük Bebek Caddesi No. 4, Bebek. T: 0544 732 18 86
Serves delisous coffee and homemade cakes along with music to is consumer . Situated en route from the Kadıköy ferry to the streets of Moda, Kropka . The Oreo Cup is definitely one to try! It’s also a cycling-enthusiasts’ spot, with cycling magazines on the bookshelves and theres always a couple of bicycles parked outside. Moda Caddesi No. 57/C, Kadıköy. T: 0506 481 49 59
Set along the peaceful streets of Balat you can find plenty of old Turkish coffee spots along with a few new trendy cafes, we think that the place to go is Coffee Department. A great place to get on with your work or to read a book .You can’t beat the calm atmosphere and the perfect coffee with their flourless brownies. Kürkçüçesmesi Sokak No. 5, Balat.
T: 0532 441 66 63
Kurtuluş is a neighborhood of hidden secrets Marika fits right in place here. Situated on a nondescript street you will find this atrractive café crowded with people, laptops, books, and coffee mugs. It has the flair of a place run by people who really love their coffee. Avocado and eggs or cheese with pesto toasts are served as well as varieties of vegan desserts. Seymen Sokak No. 34, Kurtuluş.
T: (0212) 224 3432
The ultimate coffee shop for “third wave Turkish coffee.” Ideal for those who are not attracted to the traditional bitterness of the average brew, Kronotrop is also a great place to relax and read a book on your weekend. Open Mon-Sat 7.30am-9pm, Sun 10am-9pm. Firuzağa Camii Sokak No. 2/B, Cihangir; T: (0212) 249 92 71
But First Coffee
Located in Sisli having a large outdoor seating area than most of the other cafés in the neighborhood, on sunny days this place is a popular local hangout. During weekdays, the large wooden table in the center invites freelancers to set up their remote work stations around it a trendy cafe. Feriköy Fırın Sokak, Bomonti Extensa Apartman No. 5/9B, Şişli. T: (0212) 219 04 42, butfirstcoffee.com.tr