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Gulhane Sur Cafe

36-40 Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 528 09 86
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kebab” (2 reviews)
“cool music” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Turkish, Halal
$$ - $$$
36-40 Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gulhane Sur Cafe can be a bit tricky to find and mostly because of this it is a pure place of solitude and relaxation. Tea and coffees are marvelous as are their shisha. Moreover Duman the guy who runs it is a super nice guy...More

Thank silentjays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place to taste turkish coffee in İstanbul! Personnel is very helpful and prices are realistic.

Thank Zeynep C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place near the Blue Mosque, fantastic for Instagram pics haha. Would definitely recommend to other tourists.

Thank Mihai V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our evening here was the highlight of our trip! We loved the atmosphere, the music and the service so much 😍 we highly recommend it to everyone! Many thanks to the staff!

Thank Sorana O
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It's a quiet place to relax and have your coffee or tea! Perfect location! The owners are very polite and ready to help you!

Thank Nadia P
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Chill and relax, this café reflects the atmosphere of the narrow and charming streets of Istanbul, peaceful and far from the crowd. Have a try at the apple and anise sheeshas and a chat with the owner (Kemal), both very very cool!

Thank naomifleurjahan
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

On the cobbled street leading down from Topkapi palace you will be find this cafe with its multi level tables, with comfortable couches to rest and enjoy a coffee or tea or light refreshment. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this lovely spot and it was so nice we did it twice. Very relaxing spot for a traditional smoke, relaxing instrumental Turkish music while you relax with some tea. Choose your flavor and enjoy this beautiful little pit stop. Enjoy!

Thank wanderingDHP
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

I have some history with this place. First came across it in 2010 when I finished a motorcycle trip and coincidentally ended up selling my bike to the owners son. Came back again in 2017 and reunited with both father and son. Visited with my...More

Thank TorbjornPedersen
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Quiet, comfortable, cheap and nice people, small but not crowdy place for a nargile. Recommended and good to visit

Thank EnricSerraBou
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-40 Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 528 09 86
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