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Istanbul’s café culture is a vibrant tapestry woven from centuries of history, diverse influences, and a deep love for coffee. As a city that bridges two continents, Europe and Asia, Istanbul’s cafés reflect its rich cultural mosaic and dynamic energy. From historic landmarks to trendy neighborhoods, each corner of the city offers a unique café experience. Traditional establishments like Fazıl Bey Turkish Coffee, with its timeless charm and meticulously prepared Turkish coffee, transport visitors back in time to the days of the Ottoman Empire. Meanwhile, modern cafés like Petra Roasting Co., nestled in the hip district of Karaköy, showcase Istanbul’s contemporary coffee scene with their specialty blends and sleek, industrial-chic ambiance. The city’s iconic tea gardens, such as Çay Bahçesi, provide a quintessentially Turkish experience, where locals gather to sip tea, play backgammon, and engage in lively conversation. Istanbul’s café culture is not just about the coffee; it’s about the ritual of sharing moments with friends and strangers alike, surrounded by the city’s timeless beauty and vibrant spirit. Whether you’re exploring the historic streets of Sultanahmet or the trendy lanes of Beyoğlu, Istanbul’s cafés offer a taste of the city’s soul, inviting visitors to linger, relax, and immerse themselves in its captivating atmosphere.

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Best Cafe Designs is a directory of cafes and cafe professionals (designers, photographers and builders).  It is a fully functional review site curated for the design community, connecting product suppliers, architects, cafes, and travellers.


The site is ranked in the top 100 architecture blogs worldwide and is a design publication. It features articles by Penelope Barker, a former editor at Vogue Living, Belle and Indesign magazines, and a well respected writer in the architecture and design space.


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