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Cigdem pastanesi

#123 of 11,432 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Turkish
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Divanyolu Cad. 62 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Café, Patisserie
Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super fresh delicious Turkish pastry

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Roger H
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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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10 restaurant reviews
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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 via mobile

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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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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