The first coffee house opened in Istanbul in 1554. Today, you will find one on every street corner. Trendy, traditional, classy or local, the recipe is the same. Neither soluble nor filtered, it is served as a concentrated decoction, with sugar added at the time of preparation. Turkish coffee is prepared in a special copper pan with a narrow spout and a long handle. When the foam appears and the liquid boils, its ready. Immediately placed in a mocha cup, the brew, thick and full-bodied, is drunk in two sips.
Here are some addresses to enjoy a delicious cup of Turkish coffee: the famous Pierre Loti Café, in a traditional house where the novelist loved contemplating the Golden Horn; The Sunday and its Julius Meinl coffee, served only at the bar a charming place to spend time facing the mosque; the House Cafe in the Ortaköy district, one of eight design House Cafe addresses, with magnificent views of the Bosphorus.
Café Pierre Loti
Balmumcu Sok. No: 5
Ahmet Fetgari Sk. No:44
+90 212 227 26 99