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#66 of 812 Cafe in Istanbul


Cafe, Turkish
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All reviews katmer galata tower great view ordered coffee enjoy the view european side old city rooftop bosphorus street cuisine tourists
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

This cafe not only offers great coffe and simit katmer, but it also offers amazing views of Istanbul wherever you look. The terrace is great if you don't have time or don't want to climb the Galata tower for whatever reason.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

A very nice place to have a coffee and a great view over the European side of Istanbul....of course the other great view is always Galata Tower but if the lines are too big, this coffee house should do the trick. Nice staff and good...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

The view is great and the service was good but the quality of pastries(we had the strawberry tart) and tea was average, the decoration of cafe was aweful and the toilets were very dirty. For such a place the expectation is high and you want...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019

This is a very old cafe in Istanbul. We ordered coffee and desserts which were okayish but the views were lovely. There was wind in my hair and made me happy. The place has the old world feel (furniture, fireplace, chandelier, lift) and many tourists...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

Situated near the Galata Tower this cafe has a rooftop location. Staff were friendly. Busy place so had to wait for a table. Serves tea coffee and deserts. Toilets were dirty.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019

A little bit too industrial but we go there to enjoy the view from the rooftop Go there in the evening after buying souvenirs at the lovely little shop "Soul of Anatolia" 50 meters up the street towards the tower

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 31, 2019

We went there for a Turkish breakfast, the view is simply breathtaking, the food was normal and the service was ok.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 17, 2019

starting with the view - after walking in the narrow streets around Galata tower and climbing up the stairs of the restaurant when you get to the restaurant you are met with a surprise, a beautiful view of Galata tower as well as the old...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 6, 2019

The perfect venue as a landscape. However, they write home-made lemonade on the menu and sell the lemonade they buy from the market.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Right beside Galata Tower, this cafe offers a great view of the Bosphorus! Quite a nice place for coffee or tea (very pricey though) , but not for food. I had their breakfast platter for 49TL, it was the worst breakfast i've had in Turkey....More

Date of visit: May 2019
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