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Fes Cafe

#402 of 11,946 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Grand Bazaar
Turkish, European
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Alibaba Turbe So. No. 25-27 | Nuruosmaniye, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: There is another branch of the Fes Cafe inside the Grand Bazaar, at...
There is another branch of the Fes Cafe inside the Grand Bazaar, at Halicular Cad. No. 62, Kapalicarsi. The Nuruosmaniye cafe features a branch of the Abdullah soap& textiles shop - the one inside is next to an Abdullah shop. The Lonely Planet encounter guide to Istanbul features 'Fez' cafe on page 63, the sign is actually spelt with an 'S'.
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to relax in the Grand Bazaar

A few chairs and some tables and good food is all you need. The cafe has food and beverages. I had Sahlep here twice (drink with goat's milk and orchid root) and it was warm and tasty and perfect for the cold weather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

A few chairs and some tables and good food is all you need. The cafe has food and beverages. I had Sahlep here twice (drink with goat's milk and orchid root) and it was warm and tasty and perfect for the cold weather.

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Thank Sosale
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Had drinks here, peaceful side street, nice music not too loud so you could have a conversation with it playing, clean and tidy loos.

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Thank Christine H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

[not sure the map is pointing to the correct cafe. I am reviewing the Fes Cafe I the centre of the bazaar] A brilliant spot to relax and watch the bazaar at work. The food and drinks are delicious and good value. The waiter was the smiliest man I ever met. He seemed to be delighted by all his customers.... More 

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1 Thank Robert W
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this branch Fes Cafe just located outside of the Grand Bazaar. It has an amazing ambience with beautiful collectible art pieces and interior design. The food is almost better than Mamma s food at home. This place is perfect spot for who is seeking a bit of piece and excellent Turkish cusine. It is Bistro style simple... More 

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Thank 856bakiu
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stopped here for lunch after a morning in the Grand Bazaar. Cafe is pretty cool, and as other reviews have stated, a nice calm atmposphere in the middle of a very busy, frenetic area. Food was pretty decent if not amazing (I had a falafel wrap), pricing reasonable, service not bad.

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Thank TheRicardo
Hertfordshire
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Having successfully negotiated both the Spice market and then The Grand Bazaar, we emerged at the Fes cafe. A lovely lunch in a peaceful side street, just the ticket.

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great cafe in a lovely lane way near the Grand Bazaar. The Turkish coffee served with Turkish Delight was really good, as was the baklava. You can sit inside or outside. They also serve food but it was only a coffee and baklava stop for me.

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Thank CatherineDefina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have stumbled across fes Café while strolling around- it looked beautifully furnished, so wie gave it a try. We liked it soo much, the fabulous interior, the shy & sweet owners, that we came back. Drinks around 5-10 TL, Food from 10-25 TL. We tried Omlette, Burger, Chickpea stew- all was delicious! We loved the place and recommend it-... More 

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Padua, Italy
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1,029 reviews
508 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 818 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The coffee is good the tea is good and the atmosphere is great, Snacks here are reasonable and delicious . I like the fruit juices as well .

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Thank Saskiagrav
Izmir, Turkey
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Turkish coffee or Turkish tea.. you'll love them both. The service is great. The prices are a bit high, but it's ok.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alibaba Turbe So. No. 25-27 | Nuruosmaniye, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighborhood: Grand Bazaar

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish, European

Description

There is another branch of the Fes Cafe inside the Grand Bazaar, at Halicular Cad. No. 62, Kapalicarsi. The Nuruosmaniye cafe features a branch of the Abdullah soap& textiles shop - the one inside is next to an Abdullah shop. The Lonely Planet encounter guide to Istanbul features 'Fez' cafe on page 63, the sign is actually spelt with an 'S'.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm

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