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Fes Cafe

Alibaba Turbe So. No. 25-27 | Nuruosmaniye, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #329 of 10,952 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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'.
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82% Recommend
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Mexico City, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

"Fes cafe" and "Abdulla Natural Products" with it's two great locations inside and outside the Grand Bazaar,is a marvelous stop after engaging in an amazing experience in the Old town. Try the mint and ginger lemonade and the tasty yogurt soup with noodles and bring back home cotton Peshtamals(light cotton towels),olive oil soaps, tea glasses and much more..Great shopping adventure,friendly... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A definite must if you are near the Grand Bazaar. The decor is amazing all personally hand picked by the delightful owner. The food was delicious with different specials each day. (We went two days in a row). The service was great. Fes has a really cool chilled vibe it makes you want to stay and relax for an hour... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went to Fes Cafe on recommendation made by friends. It was really nice, very arty and we loved that. There's a little shop inside the cafe that sell natural products like soaps and towels etc. I enjoyed that very much, the set up was done well. All in all the place has a great vibe and is well worth... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If one is inside the Grand Bazaar, it pays to exit through the Nuruosmaniye Mosque Gate. There is a lovely stroll passing by the old and splendid mosque. And as you approach the Nuruosmaniye Street which is a 100% pedestrian street you can feel exotic Istanbul at its best. As you enter the street, on the second lane on your... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My mom always enjoys a cup of coffee in Fez Cafe when she visits Grand Bazaar. There are couple coffee shops next to each other and this one is her favorite (probably this is one of the oldest ones). The other shops looks also nice. Last year we stopped at one of them and we were also happy. The service... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We found this cafe to be a welcome relief from the tourist-trap places in the area, and the food was really fresh and tasty. Prices felt very reasonable, and the food tasted really good-easily the best food we had eaten in the whole area. Service was friendly and the decor was quirky and appealing. Worth a visit for a light... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We enjoyed lunch at the Fes Cafe. The decor was a nice change from the traditional cafes we usually chose. The food and service were both good. My friend wants me to mention that the server gave me the wrong change and I didn't notice. A minute or two after we left the restaurant the server found me on the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I got thinking that I didn't visit the same place that some people that added their comments here were. An oasis? A gem? Amazing atmosphere? Really? In my opinion, this is a small cafe that serves average food but charges excessive prices. You should not consider a place as excellent only for its location, right? Unless you agree to pay... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Nice and friendly place. But more expensive then other cofe houses in Istanbul. They have a very small shop full with handmade goods inside the cofe house. Quality of the food is between avarege and good. The falafel is very good. Good music inside. Staff are friendly. The olive oil for the olives are magnificent, good quality.

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Bergen, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Visited on a Saturday afternoon, and the place is good in that it takes you away from the bustle. We had pasta, which was ok, but the portions were very small. Apart from that nothing makes the place stands out, and considering the price there are better options.

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