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Cigdem pastanesi

#177 of 11,892 Restaurants in Istanbul
#185 of 12,261 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
European, Turkish
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Divanyolu Cad. 62 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Café, Patisserie

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Coffee after lunch

Very well located, delicious cakes and pies. Turkish coffee and tea are excellent. Price is fair, cakes are cheaper than coffee and tea. Restroom in bad conditions

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Susana P
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very well located, delicious cakes and pies. Turkish coffee and tea are excellent. Price is fair, cakes are cheaper than coffee and tea. Restroom in bad conditions

Thank Susana P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

After a meal at a nearby restaurant we were walking back to our hotel when we passed the window of this establishment which was full of appetizing fare. We had to enter and ordered 3 cakes between 2 of us with a hot chocolate and a latte. Cakes were a chocolate banana eclair, a chocolate cherry cake and a tiramisu... More 

Thank celt74
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We passed by this store front a couple of times and it caught my attention with all the great looking treats in the window. Before retiring one evening we stopped in and picked up an assortment of cookies, snacks and Turkish sweets. We grabbed the items to go, but we did notice they have seating at the back of the... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My friend and i were travelling in sultanahmet and we saw here. It was the most triffic desert i have ever taste. You absolutly should visit here and taste cake with profiterol. You definitely won't regret. Its all homemade i guess. At least the taste of it does.

Thank Elif B
Paris, France
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

...and didn't plan on having any food. Then the menu arrived and we decided to have börek (with dill) and trileçe along our çai. Food was nice and the tea good too - glad we stepped into the right place here. I read a couple reviews before writing mine and noticed a fairly common pattern about finding this by coincidence!

Thank petzjaromir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Best Turkish Taste Sweets and cakes highly recommended Manager of the place Mr. Ulas was very kind and gave us so many usefull information about the place.

Thank Erkan K
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You'll be spoilt for choice with the array of pastries, baklava and cakes. They provide a delicious range of teas. A locals' place close to the Sultanahmet actions and the tram. The savoury snacks looked very good too. We can recommend the Turkish Delight to take home.

Thank clast49
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We never leave Istanbul without tasting this delicious cake, the shop is well located and could be found by everyone, the staff is very friendly. I recommend everyone to taste it.

Thank Bakhtiar M
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My husband and I would go there in the morning to grab breakfast. The food is fresh and delicious, yet very affordable. The owner would also gave us mini tahini pastries on the house because he knew i liked them. I definitely recommend this place!

Thank Guppy471
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We both loved the baklava and puddings. Sometimes we had to wait a little but it was well worth it. Strongly recommend to try everything, i. e. not only baklava. Not speaking Turkish wasn't an issue as menus had pictures. Staff was friendly and attentative. Besides the great sweets the place served as an oasis of calm and quiet amongst... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. 62 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 02125268859

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Café, Patisserie

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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