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Divanyolu Cad. 62 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #114 of 11,190 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Café, Patisserie
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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syria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I take my brikfat every day in the morning you are the. Best in the world and it is verry nice you get every thing hat and nwe good staff to

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Fairfax, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I found this place by accident after leaving a bookstore on that same street. Once I found this place, there was never a need to go anywhere else. I was only in Istanbul for 3 days but I went to this bakery 4 times. Amazing everything! The staff was friendly (and funny!). They tolerated my honest attempts to speak Turkish... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We found this place by chance. It was a great "accident", delicious sweets at reasonable notice and smiling staff!

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Paramus, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is the best baklava we had on our trip. Better than Hafiz Mustafa and another place I don't recall the name of at the moment. It's near Sultan Ahmet park so it is easy to stop by after dinner as you take in the surroundings, hear the call, watch LED helicopter toys slowly fall to the ground, listen to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There is no way you can walk past this bakery, look into the display window, and keep going. The pastries are beautiful and fresh. I had a strawberry tart the size of a softball. Fresh fruit, creamy center, flaky crust. Finished it off with English tea. It made for a perfect refueling stop. I enjoyed several such bakeries and this... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

they have veryy good cake especially cake with stravberry highly recomand this cake to oher traveller wit turkish tea..............

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

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