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“Cozy Vintage Authentic”
Review of Avam Kahvesi

Avam Kahvesi
Ranked #94 of 322 Coffee & Tea in Istanbul
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Description: Avam Kahvesi - a place that strives to create a middle class microcosmos of 50s to 80s Turkey. It is the only place in Istanbul, where you can enjoy rare local soda pops such as Bağlar (Safranbolu), Kayısı Kola (Malatya), Zafer (Denizli) etc. On the menu you will find a selection of tasty toasts, sandwiches, salads, pastas, traditional main dishes and desserts, as well as delicious drinks.
Reviewed October 16, 2013

This café/restaurant was a great find! Great atmosphere, unpretentious, friendly welcome, good food served until late and guess what, it's not expensive. You just want to spend the whole evening there drinking tea and listening to the Queen discography. Loved the decor and their curry chicken. Want to go back for the menemen as a previous reviewer has mentionned it is the best!

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1  Thank Emiliebergeron
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

I've been reading a very long book here over the course of about 3 weeks. I come in and sit down, and Ulas brings me tea and menemen (sausage but no cheese). It is probably my favorite place in Istanbul. Ulas even bought me a glass of wine one Friday when it was slow!! It's just the best vibes of anywhere I've been-- also be sure to try their köfte, it's homemade and delicious. I love Avam and I'll be sad to leave it when I go back
to the states. Go here!!

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Thank Katie B
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The beautiful retro style of this small café makes it very cosy ! Its nice and calm playlist, along with the lovely sugar boxes will make you want to go there again and again. Once a week, they play an old movie in the back of the café, in a very charming place with a fireplace.
You can appreciate Ulas's delicious dishes with a glass of wine or just enjoy a very good traditional Turkish tea. Don't forget to go to the terrace where you can smoke, and admire the famous knitted watermelon !
Go there and come back often, you'll be soon part of the really nice family of the owners !!!

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Thank lusuz
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is one of the nicest cafees in one of the best parts of Istanbul. You can go there for a tea or coffee or for a nice meal. Its easy to spend hours there with a game of bacgammon, a book, or just talk to the friendly people working there. They really make you feel welcome! You can also go there for a bear later in the evening. Don´t miss it!

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1  Thank annelie f
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

I accidentally wandered into this fabulous little tearoom-slash-dinner cafe when shopping the back streets of Cihangir and trying to avoid the crowds of the Istiklal. I could not have been happier I did. This warm and inviting cafe run by Ulas and his cousin is the perfect place to take a breather and have a nibble. The menu is bountiful, as are the portions. There is wifi as well as board games, newspapers and books to read. The cafe is part indoors, part outdoors, so good for all types of weather. The decor is art deco and vintage Turkish movie posters and magazine clippings. There atmosphere is warm and inviting. Avam is a great place to hang out with friends or to come and make some if you are buy yourself. I highly recommend to all.

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1  Thank Shai84
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