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Reviewed December 23, 2021 via mobile

Nice and cool ambience. Great Turkish coffee. Good service. Highly recommended if you are in the area and looking to chill

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2021 via mobile

Located in a nice road. The books are expensive especially the English ones you can get them cheaper online or elsewhere. Went to pay for a book the lady at the cashier was rude but the staff at the coffee shop are helpful and offers...a good service.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Amazing cafe. You don't find many places like this in Istanbul. This concept of bookstore-cafe is typical for France & Italy, but you can find it throughout Europe. It is simply lovely. The location it is also very nice, so you don't get bored around...this area. The staff is kind as well. I would definitely consider to come back to this place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

If you’re looking for a cool place to chill for a coffee or read a book or do some private work you hit the right spot, The design is it incredibly nice remind me bye small towns vibe you can find some cool souvenirs to..., they have a healthy menu and good quality coffee , very friendly stuff 🌳☕️🧁More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

I was there with some friends, the ambience is magnificent. Employees are so cute and helpful. Love the place, thank to everyone there

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed March 7, 2021 via mobile

Very good and quite nice place with a lot of books. Cozy atmospheric place to have a rest , and have a cup of coffee with good choices of books.

Date of visit: March 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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  • Service: 4.5
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