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“Very popular.”

Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci
Ranked #1 of 320 Dessert in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
NY, NY
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517 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
“Very popular.”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We walked into the shop after seeing all the families enjoying themselves. Free samples of various types of Turkish Delight were offered to everyone who walked by. It was late afternoon on a Saturday after a 4-day holiday so the restaurant/café was very crowded. We decided to purchase a 500+ gram box of Turkish Delight to take home. The prices ranged anywhere from 12 TL to 30 TL for a similar sized box - the ingredients used in the sweets determine the price. The box we chose had an assortment of nuts and flavors, one of which is rose water. These are MUCH BETTER quality than the boxed Turkish Delight sold at the souvenir shops and grocery stores.

  • Visited October 2013
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IKLIN, Malta
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Puddings and lokum at its best!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Such a lovely place with good treats! Very good ones and also some tasting before you buy anything...which is a plus:)

  • Visited October 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very tasty sweets”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

They have more than one restaurant in Istanbul and the one we've tried was that near Taksim Square. We had cakes and drinks and the bill amounted up to 20 TL for two. One can say that this doesn't come very cheap, but I believe that it is worth what you pay for. I had an unbelievable vanilla and exotic fruits cake (something close to a pannacota), while my boyfriend settled for the more traditional but at least equally delicious rice pudding. Unfortunately they were out of the pomegranate juice on that day, so we had to order lemonade and grape juice.
All in all, I would say that going to Haviz Mustafa to treat your sweet tooth is one of the most enjoyable experiences in this great city.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great pudding!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Love the pistachio-chocholate pudding I ate there,very delicious..place is very nice,walls are beautifuly decorated,staff friendly(they would explain you ingredients for each of 20 kinds od pudding)..great place.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank stcro
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Enjoy Turkish tea and Baklava”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Very crowded cafe . We did not find a table outside. We ordered tea and Baklava which was delicious. A wide variety of Turkish sweets, delights and other international patisseries are displayed so you can choose from.
Having tea and a patisserie at this cafe is worth trying.

  • Visited October 2013
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