Karabatak is a coffeehouse located in Karaköy, Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. This 2 floor old building together with the near shops of around 800sqm were previously abondoned metal workshop and spare part shops for any kind of industry. Starting renovation in 2010 and opening in June 2011, this abondoned metal workshop converted to a coffeehouse with different sections like quite section, group section and regular section. Karabatak is the symbol bird of Istanbul where you may see many of them over the Bosphorus diving for fish. Karabatak is called as Cormoran bird in English.