How Do You Take Your Coffee?

The types of coffee do not end with counting. You can make it with caramel, chocolate, strawberry, or even vanilla. Some people may want a hot drink, while others may want it iced. This preference may change depending on the mood or the air temperature that day. Finally, some people prefer to drink just coffee. But, indeed, you will find what you are looking for and more in the coffee shops of Istanbul that will also offer you amazing views. 

Traditional Coffee You Should Try in Istanbul

It is a great loss to say that I did not come to Istanbul and drink Turkish coffee. It is prepared with finely ground coffee beans. It goes into its cup slowly, so the foam forms on top. It is served with chocolate, Turkish delight, sherbet, or water. It is cooked on embers in some cafes.

Turkish coffee is prepared with two teaspoons of coffee and cup size per person and 1 cup of water per person. It is expected to foam after being put into the fire. The foams are divided into cups. The rest of the coffee is then added. It is foamy proves that it is boiled on low heat and cooked well. In traditional Turkish culture, it is served to the guests and at the ceremonies of asking for the bride's father's permission to marry.

Turkish coffee varieties are listed as follows:

  • Turkish coffee

  • Dibek Coffee

  • Ottoman Coffee

  • Chocolate Turkish Coffee

  • Strawberry Turkish Coffee

  • Cinnamon Turkish Coffee

Other types of coffee you can drink in coffee shops are:

  • Espresso

  • Americano

  • Filter coffee

  • Cafe latte

  • Mocha

  • Macchiato

  • Cappuccino

  • Cortado

  • Flat White

  • Frappe

Coffee Shops in Touristic Places

There are countless coffee shops in Istanbul with beautiful views. The most well-known regions with these shops and their high-rated places are listed as follows;

Coffee Shops in Karaköy

  • Espressolab

  • Caribou Coffee

  • Brew Coffeworks

  • Coffeetopia

In addition, while you are here, you can visit the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and take pictures on the Commando Stairs. You can also visit Kılıç Ali Pasha and, Arap Mosque, Aya Nikolas Church. You can tour the French Pass and sit in the cafes here or try one of the Karaköy bathhouses. It is also an ideal region for a ferry trip.

Coffee Shops in Balat

  • Cumbali Coffee

  • Coffee Department

  • Recon Coffee

  • Pastry Coffeeshops

While here, you can visit the Greek Orthodox Church of Meryem (Kanlı Kilise) and the Church of Sveti Stefan. You can take a walk on the Balat beach or get lost among the old houses.

Coffee Shops in Beyoğlu

  • Brew Lab

  • Noir Pit Coffee Pera

  • Chronotrope

  • Velvet

  • Viennese Coffee

You can tour around Taksim Square and Galata Tower. You can shop at the arcades.

Coffee Shops in Beşiktaş

  • Coffee world

  • Black Owl Coffee

  • Cafe de Cuba

  • Starbucks Babek 

  • Cup of Joy

  • Voi Feriye

  • Dolmabahçe Palace

It is an ideal town to drink coffee with the Bosphorus view. The entire beach section can give you unforgettable moments, especially in sunny weather. Yıldız Park, Ortaköy Mosque and bazaars can be visited.

Coffee Shops in Şişli

  • MOC Nisantasi

  • But First Coffee

  • Have Some Coffee

This district, mainly known as the shopping mall district, can provide you with everything you are looking for.

Coffee Shops in Kadıköy

  • Walter's Coffee Roaster

  • Drip Coffeeist

  • Meet Lab

  • Good For You

Do not forget to go to the book passage and Haydarpaşa Train Station and visit Bağdat Caddesi. You can visit Barış Manço's house and relax in Moda Park.

Coffee Shops in Fatih

  • Dopamine Coffee

  • Mocha Arabica

  • Coffee Gutta

  • İstanbul Coffeehouse

  • North Art

It would help if you did not leave without seeing mosques and booksellers in Beyazıt, Sultanahmet, and Süleymaniye areas in Fatih. You will especially like the Basilica Cistern.

Where to Buy Coffee in Istanbul?

For those who say they want to make their coffee at home, various coffee beans are sold in the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar in Istanbul. This market is excellent, especially for those who want to buy Turkish coffee. They refine the coffee beans as fresh. Then they put them in packages. A taste worth waiting in line for. In addition, a wonderful scent accompanies you while you wait in line.

In addition, various clothing products, food spices, nuts, jewelry, hand-woven carpets, and Turkish delight are also sold in the Grand Bazaar. Some coffee shops can sell their brand of coffee in their stores. It is possible to try different kinds of coffee. It is no surprise that Istanbul is one of the number one cities in the food and beverage industry.

Frequently Asked Question

Is Turkey famous for coffee?
Turkey is very famous for its black, hard Turkish coffee.
How much is a cup of coffee in Istanbul?
Between 5 and 20 Turkish liras.
In what year did the first coffee house open in Istanbul?
Why is Turkish coffee so special?
Because the Turkish coffee is ground very well.
What countries drink Turkish coffee?
Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Iran, Israel.