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Baylan pastanesi

#151 of 11,471 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Kadıköy
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Muvakkithane Caddesi No:19 KadIkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
0216 346 63 50
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a historical confectionery

The first time I became aware of this place was when I was reading about it in an inflight magazine of Turkish Airlines many years ago. The Baylan Patisserie was founded in 1923 by an immigrant from Northwestern Greece, Filip Lenas. The original branch, called 'L'Orient' was in Beyoglu, soon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The first time I became aware of this place was when I was reading about it in an inflight magazine of Turkish Airlines many years ago. The Baylan Patisserie was founded in 1923 by an immigrant from Northwestern Greece, Filip Lenas. The original branch, called 'L'Orient' was in Beyoglu, soon followed by a branch in Karaköy and in 1961 by... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Baylan is an historical patisserie in Kadikoy center. Their speaciality is an ice cream called Kup Griye which is famous enough to take place in Turkish novels. Caramel and vanilla ice cream with original caramel/nut sauce. Don't hesitate to order. price is about 15 tl.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful deserts, chocolates and coffee, and friendly staff. This is my favourite place to have a coffee (and normally a "Kup Griye) in Istanbul and is so much nicer than the new coffee shops opening up which could be anywhere in the worlld. This is a real treasure, as are the streets of Kadikoy all around this cafe.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We arrived for breakfast - made up a plate of all sorts of mixed bakery produce. Lovely!! Moved on, despite the early hour, to try the house special "Kup Griye" .. a wonderful caramel ice cream cup. Set me up for the day! Great experience of local Istanbul eatery - don't miss it

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Fethiye, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great service, great latte, great cup griye. Simply a must visit. A small shop with a rather large backyard porch to enjoy some time with friends.

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sandiego
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The young chief is very friendly and speak English well. The food is made to perfection. We loved AddisAbaba cake.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was one of the best places that I have been in Istanbul. It has excellent desserts and one of the most famous one is kupgruye, it is a very special dessert. The service and atmosphere is also excellent.

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london
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went back twice to this unassuming looking pastanesi. There is a shop with a sparce looking cafe area and a covered outdoor room at the back which has better seating. Waiter was friendly and efficient bringing the house speciality kup griye. It is effectively an ice cream sundae with caramel sauce,and cream and nuts, but the balance of it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

You really only come to this long established and old time restaurant/sweet shop for one thing, the Kup Griye, vanilla ice cream with bits of toffee swimming in caramel sauce. An almost perfect high-calorie treat on a hot day when you're out wandering the streets of Kadıköy. There is outdoor seating in the very back and some less interesting spots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I have had this dessert since I was a child in Istanbul. Made of ice cream, caramel sauce, nuts and other crunchy goodness,it is beyond delicious. It is utopia for a dessert lover. It is not cheap at 14.5 liras (about $7), but well worth it. There is no other place that can replicate this amazing taste. The place in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Muvakkithane Caddesi No:19 KadIkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Kadıköy
  • Neighborhood: Kadıköy
  • Phone Number: 0216 346 63 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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