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Cafe Privato

Galip Dede Caddesi Timarci Sokak | No: 3 Galata/Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 293 20 55
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Ranked #44 of 10,947 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went for lunch on our last day in Istanbul and having read the raved reviews thought we would give it a try. Reading the menu on first glance I expected nothing too ec=xciting or different from typical turkish cuisine but boy were we in for a treat. We ordered the mezzo plate and the kofte with rice plate. The... More

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Doha, Qatar
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It's a great spot located right by the Galata tower. The breakfast is great and extensive with beautiful preserves and fantastic hot dishes like eggs and pancakes. Come here to get full and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The breakfast is unbelievable and the manti is next level. I will come back here every time in visit Istanbul

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A friend recommended Cafe Privato, since it was close to our hotel. We went there for breakfast one morning, and wish we could've gone back there again. The restaurant itself is very cute -- tucked away in a little side street off the Galata Tower. The owners are friendly and welcoming. What really stood out, though, was the food. The... More

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It was a bit hard to find at first being located slightly nearer the Galata Tower than the map indicated, but the food was absolutely great! Especially the Lentilsoup and Mezze plate were very tastefull. Also, the service was really pleasant and proved to be helpfull with picking the right dishes on this first night in Turkey.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our friends live across the street from the Café and every time we visit we start the day with the amazing breakfast at Café Privato. the staff is very friendly and accommodating, the selection is great, everything is home made and natural and taste just good. Fruits and vegetables and fresh flowers for the tables are delivered every morning, be... More

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Caves Beach, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We dines at Caffe Privato twice returning after the quality of our first experience and the friendliness of the staff.Just near the galago tower and a family restaurant the Lentil Soup was the best !!

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Netherlands
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141 reviews 141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While the interior wasn't quite as sleek and spotless as what we are used to, the food was delicious! We shared Georgian pastry with feta and mint for entree and mini ravioli with tomato and yogurt sauce for main, and it was plenty for the two of us. The view on the Galata tower was nice provided you look past... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

The local Turkish food was lovely and the service was personal and excellent, with some really thoughtful additions gratis

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you're in the neighborhood for the Galata Tower, this is a great place to stop for breakfast/brunch.

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