Filter coffee and espresso: go to these coffee shops in Istanbul!
Although I always like to try local food and drinks when I travel, I also always have trouble with the Turkish coffee. This is so strong! So, no blog about coffee houses where you can drink the best Turkish coffee (sorry!). But what you will get is a blog about the best Western hotspots with delicious cappuccinos, lattes and flat whites to order. Fortunately, there are plenty nice hipster coffee shops in Istanbul; herewith my favoruites!
Coffeetopia | Coffee in Istanbul
They just opened a few months ago, but trust me: this is gonna be your favourite specialty coffeebar in the neigbhourhood Sirkeci! Coffeetopia is set up by Şerif Başaran, who competed in 2003 at the world championships Barista. So you can imagine the coffee here is great! Not in the mood for coffee? Try their Chai Latte.
Coffeetopia, Eminönü Hobyar Mah, Arpacılar Cad. 8, Eminönü, Istanbul
Coffee Sapiens | Coffee in Istanbul
The coolest district, also known as the hipster district, of Istanbul at the moment is Karaköy. It’s also a coffee heaven. So many nice coffeebars here! Coffee Sapiens is one of them. Here they’re specialized in grinding beans from all over the world! Like beans from Jamaica or Yemen. And, they even have their own exclusive mix that you must try!
Coffee Sapiens, Kemankeş Mah. Kılıç Alipaşa Mescidi Sok. 10/C, Karaköy, Istanbul
Short Black | Coffee in Istanbul
Another place where you can get really good coffee! At specialty coffeebar Short Black you drink coffee blended from Australia. Good coffee and a wide choice of filter coffees and espressos. And funny, the buyer of the beans is a Dutch company! This hotspot in Karaköy is a must visit.
Short Black, Kemankeş Mah. Fransız Geçidi 2, Karaköy, Istanbul
Karabatak | Coffee in Istanbul
A nice all day hotspot for drinking coffee is Karabatak. Loved by the inhabitants of Istanbul as it is always very busy! Here you can not only drink good coffee, but you can also sit on a lovely sunny terrace! Preference for decaf, soy milk or organic milk? All options are possible!
Karabatak, Kara Ali Kaptan Sokak 7, Karaköy, Istanbul
Latife | Coffee in Istanbul
At Galata you will find this little (15m2!), cute coffee shop where they serve delicious coffee’s. Latife initially only served Turkish coffee, but now they are specializes in espressos and they even roast their own beans! On the menu are also some homemade cakes and delicious herbal teas.
Latife, Galibdede Caddesi 85, Galata, Istanbul
Plan your city trip to Istanbul:
>> This is how you get there!
– Corendon flies to Istanbul 6 times a week! >> Click here to search for cheap tickets to Istanbul >>
– You can book a three-day trip to Istanbul from € 249,- flight included! >> More information on Corendon.nl >>
>> Hotels in Istanbul
– Book a room in a luxury hotel and wake up with a view on the Bosporus at the Kempinski Ciragan Palance.
– Stay the night at trendy neighbourhood Beyoglu at budget design hotel Tulip City Delux.
– Ore book a hotel nearby Taksim Square like Titanic City. Centrally located so always good!
PS: >>> Find more hotspots in the Istanbul City Guide