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#53 of 826 Cafe in Istanbul
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Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

strongly recommended. beautiful atmosphere nice staff good menu. quiet calming bookshop. nice option for meeting for 2 people to chat.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2019

Bookstores are always beautiful but this one is better than that :) Maybe the regulars make this place better, I don't know. But I always feel different there. It has kind of positive energy in it.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

This is a cute coffee shop with bookstore. The coffee is decent and the service is friendly. I was able to use Apple Pay here, which was a plus. We visited it twice and had their Turkish coffee and cappuccino. My wife had filtered coffee,...which was decent.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019

This venue is one of a kind in Istanbul, blending in the most charming way the atmosphere of a bookstore with a stylish café. Though its location is not central in the traditional sense (though not far at all from downtown), it's almost always full....The bookstore part is a place where you can spend hours. It's not a typical bookstore where you go and buy the book you look for but it's rather a place where you stroll between the shelves and end up buying lots of books that you had no idea they even existed. As for the café part, it has both an indoor and an outdoor section, offers a light menu that changes every season. Minoa offers also "if you buy two books, you get a discount of 10% at the café" kind of deals. If you are a book lover, I definitely recommend to pay a visit here.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

A Cafe Restaurant in a Bookstore or A Bookstore in a Cafe Restaurant... No matter what it is... Magical place, well designed to have lunch surrounded by books... Across the floors, place offers a huge range of books with several languages... Food menu is limited...but tasteful. However coffees and drinks worth to try...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

I love this place's vibe! Beautiful bookshop, large selection of books, albums and magazines. But most of all I love their food, urban version of Turkish food. We came here two consecutive nights for dinner, food was great. This place is a nice souvenir from...Istanbul!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Minoa is definitely one of the best bookstores in Istanbul. It has a wide selection of books, but I would say it specializes in cookbooks and all kinds of art books, including photography and architecture. The cafe if also quite nice, they serve a good...selection of teas and drinks. Sometimes there is also live music. So this is the perfect place to spend a relaxing evening, browsing books and having a bite at the cafe.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

My favorite place for breakfast and for delicious romantic dinner ... Lunchtime it’s allways full, have a nice garden at the entrence, lots of english books, nice wine and whisky menu, you can find interesting toys and design items on the second floor and lots...of comics at the basement :) Must visit place in IstanbulMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

There is a cafe bar retaurant at the bookstore. You hope to buy any book can be available when you drink wine or beer. There is a good food menu which cover many kind of soups together with frenchfries or any kind of meat. Can...i prefer any meat at there? absolutely no. When you drink a wine during read a book gives you best state of mind. It is very crowd and noisy. $$-$$$ classment can be fair to spend your time and money at thereMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

A great place to stop for a browse and a relaxing bite to eat. Across three floors Minoa offers a huge range of English and Turkish language books: classic and contemporary literature, reference, coffee-table books, and more - all quality. A very atmospheric café with...plenty of people lingering at the tables inside and out. I bought a Kafka anthology and sat reading it while enjoying a slice of delicious chocolate cheesecake. A delightful way to spend an Istanbul afternoon.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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