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Vefa Bozacisi

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A must as if it's 6 stars

The cafe is not located at the centre of the old city, you can go by walking around 15 - 20 minutes... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2019
Samer A
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Lebanon
Turkish Boza

Interestingly, the Turkish boss differs from the boza on the Balkans, and I have the opinion that... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2019
495aleksandara
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Bulgaria
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Katip Celebi Cad. No:104/1 | Vefa, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to eat something you have never tasted. This is the place. Its theme is very old. It had its own atmosphere

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Karim-p4g
Reviewed July 12, 2019

The cafe is not located at the centre of the old city, you can go by walking around 15 - 20 minutes after the Laleli station of the train, you can follow a Google map and/or ask people to search there, but you have to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Samer A
Reviewed March 23, 2019

Interestingly, the Turkish boss differs from the boza on the Balkans, and I have the opinion that the Ottomans brought the boza to the Balkans. The difference is that in the Balkans the boza is to drunk, and in Turkey it is dense and it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 495aleksandara
Reviewed March 17, 2019

This was the most delicious boza in my life. If you like traditional drinks you should have this drink. It is made of barley, rye, oat, wheat, buckwheat, Albanian corn, cereal flour and sometimes rice and bread. This drink originally is a winter drink and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GulizDogan
Reviewed November 23, 2018

You will see these jars of Boza at other shops throughout the city. Trying it here first was nice though.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cayenne75
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Vefa still has that Ottoman magic. Of you are a photographer believe me you will enjoy taking photos. A very peaceful area with a very happy people that what I have noticed. Had the BOZA drink at the Vefa Bozacisi it tastes like apple sauce...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hadeel1975
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Boza is not a drink for everyone as it is an acquired taste. It is a winter drink, originally prepared by Albanian immigrants who came to Istanbul many years ago. It is very popular in Istanbul culture and the best place to drink Boza is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank NesligulD
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This shop has been established since 1876. Situated in a small street. You can buy a glass of Boza ( Turkish drink) from as little as 3TL. Boza is a fermented drink made from Bulgar and yeast. Topped with cinnamon. This shop is very famous...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Suncatcher26
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Boza, also bosa, is a fermented drink and sour drink. It is a traditional drink and so popular. It is very good in winter. This small shop is in city centre highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank sky_estambul
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

It was my must and ultimate stop whenever I was nearby Vefa Bozacisi, there you will mostly find locals who come to have a glass of this vitamined fermented wheat lemony drink. It is so good, refreshing and nourishing. This is a very old place...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rim D
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Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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