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Cafe Mese

#184 of 11,441 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Turkish
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Hudavendigar Caddesi No:27 Sirkeci | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
+90 212 519 1800
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 21
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Pasta Dish

Restaurant was nice & cosy which make for great atmosphere on a cold winter's night, food was great & so was the service

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Sadia_Amardien
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Ordered pasta here and met some fellow South Africans enjoying steak. Loved the pasta however it was a bit bland. Nice warm relaxing atmosphere

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Two years ago when we visited Istanbul, we ate here several times due to the menu choices and excellent service. We were really disappointed this time. Food very average, and quite pricey for the quality. Service was average. It seems now more focused on being a provider of accommodation than of food. No-one else ate there while we were there.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Restaurant was nice & cosy which make for great atmosphere on a cold winter's night, food was great & so was the service

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Really nice food in a very clean restaurant. So nice there's no need to have a person on the door to persuade you to enter. I enjoyed a veal steak on my first visit and a shish kebab on the second. Both were lovely meals.

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New York City, New York
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316 reviews 316 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a nice café close to the Blue Mosque, etc., and a short tram ride/walk to the Grand Bazaar. We were there for a late lunch on a cold, rainy day, and it was a pleasant break from the rain. The service couldn't have been friendlier, and each of the four of us had a nice lunch. Nothing over... More 

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Douala, Cameroon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is just round the corner from the Neorion Hotel where we are staying. We have been here three nights in succession, principally because my daughters like it and it is too cold to want to explore much further. The service is excellent, the food is good but the choice on the menu is pretty limited and we will have... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stumbled upon this lovely cafe when looking for a place to eat. It looked lovely from outside and we took a seat. It was warm inside and there weren't many people inside so it was quite. We had pasta and mixed meat plates. It came within 10 minutes which could be considered quick. The service on the table was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Ambient atmosphere, great location near Sirkeci station and really nice food. Staff were really friendly and polite.

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

When you're tired of the traditional Turkish cuisine and the frenetic vibe characteristic of most Turkish restaurants Cafe Meze is a wonderful alternative. The intimate cafe has a relaxed ambience. It is possible to sit in there and listen to the background music or read a book while enjoying a meal. There small menu offers excellently prepared meals. The cafe... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place lets you know that pretty everything you know about the humble Kebab is wrong, this restaurant expertly deconstructs the infamous all encompassing street food assault/chant of Istanbul and serves it to you with melt in your mouth medium rare veal, perfectly grilled veg and a smattering of "in tune" yogurt on a bed of sliced crispy pitta squares.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hudavendigar Caddesi No:27 Sirkeci | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 519 1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?