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Fes Cafe

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Grand Bazaar
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Alibaba Turbe So. No. 25-27 | Nuruosmaniye, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the place with my family for food coffee and sweets and it was amazing! The shop inside the coffee place had beautiful things, towels and scarfs made of unique materials! I would strongly advice for your visit in Istanbul! Eat drink and enjoy shopping!--

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

It is a small restaurant with very good local and international food. When you are tired already walking around Grand Bazaar, this is a right place to have some rest and good food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this place. Good food, amazing ambience with beautiful collectible art pieces and interior design and friendly staff. This place is perfect spot for who is seeking excellent Turkish cuisine. It is Bistro style simple food but outstanding quality. Also you can purchase Premium quality of Turkish cotton Hamam towels etc. The service and the staff members are... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

A few chairs and some tables and good food is all you need. The cafe has food and beverages. I had Sahlep here twice (drink with goat's milk and orchid root) and it was warm and tasty and perfect for the cold weather.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Had drinks here, peaceful side street, nice music not too loud so you could have a conversation with it playing, clean and tidy loos.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

[not sure the map is pointing to the correct cafe. I am reviewing the Fes Cafe I the centre of the bazaar] A brilliant spot to relax and watch the bazaar at work. The food and drinks are delicious and good value. The waiter was the smiliest man I ever met. He seemed to be delighted by all his customers.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this branch Fes Cafe just located outside of the Grand Bazaar. It has an amazing ambience with beautiful collectible art pieces and interior design. The food is almost better than Mamma s food at home. This place is perfect spot for who is seeking a bit of piece and excellent Turkish cusine. It is Bistro style simple... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stopped here for lunch after a morning in the Grand Bazaar. Cafe is pretty cool, and as other reviews have stated, a nice calm atmposphere in the middle of a very busy, frenetic area. Food was pretty decent if not amazing (I had a falafel wrap), pricing reasonable, service not bad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

Having successfully negotiated both the Spice market and then The Grand Bazaar, we emerged at the Fes cafe. A lovely lunch in a peaceful side street, just the ticket.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great cafe in a lovely lane way near the Grand Bazaar. The Turkish coffee served with Turkish Delight was really good, as was the baklava. You can sit inside or outside. They also serve food but it was only a coffee and baklava stop for me.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alibaba Turbe So. No. 25-27 | Nuruosmaniye, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighborhood: Grand Bazaar
Description
There is another branch of the Fes Cafe inside the Grand Bazaar, at Halicular Cad. No. 62, Kapalicarsi. The Nuruosmaniye cafe features a branch of the Abdullah soap& textiles shop - the one inside is next to an Abdullah shop. The Lonely Planet encounter guide to Istanbul features 'Fez' cafe on page 63, the sign is actually spelt with an 'S'.

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the 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 the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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