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Cigdem pastanesi

#135 of 11,113 Restaurants in Istanbul
#149 of 11,559 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Divanyolu Cad. 62 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Café, Patisserie

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Just went by this shop and we wanted breakfast. Nice food and did service. We've bought some cookies for the road and those were great too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Just went by this shop and we wanted breakfast. Nice food and did service. We've bought some cookies for the road and those were great too.

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Halifax, Canada
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322 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We walked past this pastry shop numerous times while we were in Istanbul. In the end we succumbed and went in for dessert and coffee. Both were very nice and the service was good. We did however find it a little expensive.

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Perth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Walked by and decided to try the desserts as they looked really good on display outside. No one welcomed us when we walked in even though there were two guys standing by the door. We wanted to get just a few pieces to take away and after standing there for quite some time, the guy by the door finally decided... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just up the street from the Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia, this cafe became a regular pit stop during my few days in Istanbul. Nice pleasant cafe with a very selection of pastries. I became hooked on the Chocolate Profiterole cake.

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

A must go for fantastic crunchy-fresh Turkish sweet or savory pastry and lokum when in Istanbul! Absolutely delicious, tasty and friendly authentic Turkish service. Great value for money. Highly recommendable!

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Karachi, Pakistan
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39 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited cigdem for a quick coffee and deserts. The place is quiet small and seating area for less than 20 persons but good display of deserts. Service was quick. We had strawberry tart and festig drum baklava with coffee. It was realy nice. It is located on main road near sultan ahmet tram metro station.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

They have everything.... try not to sit at Starbucks when you're in Turkey. Try this one.. they have all turkish drinks, pastries and all sweets. Only.. they are really sweet! I love their decoration inside.. so cozy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went to the place, and its nice however the server was really bad and tried to overcharge us on the bill ... When I went to pay and told them about their "mistake" they changed it back to the correct price, however they were not apologetic and simply changed the bill .. Overall its a nice place, but you have... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A friend recommended this cafe years ago because of the chocolate baklava. It was delicious! Everytime I go to Istanbul I have to order the chocolate baklava here.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We landed here for breakfast.. A small place with great food... The Boreks were amazing... We also tried the Italian Pizza but which was good but I would still vote for the Boreks.. I think since we went a bit late the best sellers were sold... Not a person with sweet tooth therefore didn't enjoy the eclair much... Will defy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. 62 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Café, Patisserie

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