Turkish coffee, or nothing!

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Turkish coffee, or nothing!

The coffee that was invented by the Ottomans several hundred years ago can still be found. Their original recipe is still the favourite.

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, it's ready. Immediately placed in a mocha cup, the brew, thick and full-bodied, is drunk in two sips.

Here is our selection of addresses to enjoy a cup of coffee with a Turkish twist: 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 Teşvikiye mosque; the House Cafe in the Ortaköy district, one of eight design House Cafe addresses of the same name, with magnificent views of the Bosphorus.

Café Pierre Loti
Eyüp Merkez Mahallesi,
İdris Köşkü Cd.,
34050 Eyüp/İstanbul
+90 212 497 13 13

Sunday Coffee Bar
Ahmet Fetgari Sk. No: 44
34365 Şişli/İstanbul
+90 212 231 67 12

House Cafe
Salhane Sokak No: 1
34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
+90 212 227 26 99