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“Sweeet heaven!”

Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci
Ranked #1 of 387 Dessert in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This coffee place is well know brand with few locations in Istanbul. Been there twice in Sultanahmet location and other close to Eminonu,both great but prefer Eminonu with sitting area upstairs. Huge choice of different type of desserts, i think over 200 positions. Im a huge fan of turkish desserts specialy this huge pastry rolls filled with honey pistachioes and cut in portions, loved rose lokum with nuts and also rice pudding was very tasty, but dislike coconut lokum. I also had coffee with mastic which i didnt like,just strange taste. My partner is a big fan of their cakes, specialy exotic fruit cake. In both locations they have shops too so you can enjoy your sweets in your hotel room if you prefer.
Waiters are polite,very busy and helpful,wraped in takeaway bag what we couldnt finish. We were waiting long time for a bill,manager noticed that and offered a free tea,very good customer service. It was in Eminonu location.

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hafiz1864, Owner at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear Hafiz Mustafa 1864 Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your sincere review on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is valuable to us, as it helps us to improve our products and services.

We are delighted to know that you liked our Turkish delight, rice pudding and cakes. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us so we are very glad to read that you had an enjoyable experience with us and became our loyal customer.

Personalised service is of great importance to Hafiz Mustafa 1864, and our staff takes great pride in ensuring that every guest feels special.

Once again thank you very much for your comments. We are looking forward to see you again.

Yours sincerely,
Hafiz Mustafa 1864

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have never liked Turkish Delight, until I came to Hafiz Mustsfa. Amazing! Excellent confectioner, lovely staff, fanatic service. Recommend

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We visited this dessert cafe on Day 3 of our visit to Istanbul, and wished we had tried it sooner. But we made up for lost time by returning every night for the remaining 4 days of our visit to Istanbul! We loved the Sutlac (Turkish rice pudding), the Flora, the pistachio and the chocolate puddings. We liked the kunefe too but our favorites were the puddings. They were truly a work of art! We loved the balcony seating with the breeze, the friendly service, the decor with the beautiful copper coffee makers and the Iznik tiled walls. The store next door (Koska) offers a different variety of baklavas and packaged candies - also very good - but no puddings or teas. Start by looking at Hafiz Mustafa's display window, then check out the front of the cafe where the dessert of the day is being produced in bulk, then make your way up the stairs and study the glossy full page menu to choose your dessert! We learned to eat less at dinner so we could better enjoy Hafiz Mustafa!

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hafiz1864, Owner at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Dear Hafiz Mustafa 1864 Guest,

We would like to thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor.

We are pleased that you appreciated our rice pudding, the Flora, the pistachio and the chocolate puddings as well as our warm and friendly service and decor.

Our dedicated team always takes care of the details in order to make your dessert experience truly unforgettable.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Yours sincerely,
Hafiz Mustafa 1864

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

If you want to taste the best traditional sweets in Istanbul then thats the place!
TIP: Don't miss KUNEFE!!!

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hafiz1864, Owner at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Hafiz Mustafa 1864 Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your positive feedback on Tripadvisor. For 150 years we have been working hard to provide original, delicious desserts to our customers, and it is truly rewarding to read that you had a memorable experience with us.

It would be a great pleasure for us to welcome you again soon.

Yours sincerely,
Hafiz Mustafa 1864

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were recommended to go to this coffee bakery and had a lovely time as well as a good cup of coffee and some delicious Turkish delights. The business has been in Istanbul for 160 years and the descendant of the original owner entertained us with his antics - see photo.

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