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“Lounging and chilling Turkish style”
Review of Gulhane Sur Cafe

Gulhane Sur Cafe
Ranked #360 of 13,911 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This pitoresk place in the lower part of the alley behind the Hagia Sophia, just around the corner of the main street where the tram also passes. It is a quite place in the middle of the old city; perfect to hide away for the crowd. Just sit down, relax and chill for a bit, smoke narghile, drink tea or coffee, they serve some good quality Turkish snacks.

I liked the choice of music, the son of the owner waits this place and does that pretty well. I'm almost sure the people say there is a view on the Bosphorus or sea of Marmora have mistaken the place for another, because really, in this alley you won't have much of a view at all. Which doesn't mean there is nothing to see ;-) For one, I loved to watch the street cats chase each other up and down the alley.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

A decent, somewhat picturesque place for a brief break. I wouldn't go out of my way to find this spot but if you walk by it, it's fine for a cup of tea.

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