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Cafe Naftalin K.


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


Cafe, Turkish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

After visiting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and St Mary of the Mongols byzantine church in the Fener neighborhood we stopped here for a tea and snack and were immediately taken with this adorable café. Its nickname is Cat Café. Our table came with a live cat...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

I went there by myself to be a tourist in my city.I have to say it feels nostalgic inside and the staff are helpful if you are not sure what to order but there’s this thing there are cats everywhere and they sleep on the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We found this great café just a few days ago whilst exploring Balat and we got such a warm welcome! Lovely owner and his wife and everyone there was so welcoming. We ordered a mixed plate of stuffed peppers, aubergine, vine leafs and grain 'meatballs',...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mari P
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Went twice to enjoy the cats scenery sharing your table while u having coffee , it’s awesome place with antique decoration in a nice hub balat and excellent service and cool staff

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This place is super cosy with really friendly staff. Amazing vegan tahini cookie, super cute cats and the best toilet in the world.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Paul_and_Maya
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. The food was good. The ambiance was great. The cats were super awesome. You can’t miss this place while in Istambul in Balat. Cookies of the day and grape leaves are highly recommended. Coffee with cardamon is to die for! Recommended!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Nice bohemien cafe in Fener, an area that is witnessing a "hipster wave", with cute, vintage and colourful cafes springing up. Not recommended if you are allergic to cats, as they usually sleep on tables (which is cute, though, as you can cuddle a furry...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We went together with a friend for cup Of tea but we were disappointed with Terrible service and rude staff!!!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

I love this quirky little cafe in Balat. The owner is a collector of antiques and the decor reflects his quirky retro styling. The food is excellent, good homemade fare. Vegetarian choices and cute little cat biscuits! Situated on a corner, its great for people...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank ALY307
Reviewed June 18, 2017

The design is really nice, perfectly fits in the surrounding environment of old Fener town. They offer several types of coffee, which are pretty good, but if you want to have just tea there — you shouldn't because it's not a tea, but a shame.

Date of visit: April 2017
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