Turkish coffee is a famous all over the world, however, çay is probably still the most consumed hot drink in Turkey. We could say that Turks cannot survive a day without drinking tea. It forms an important part of daily rituals and Turkish culture. But the coffee culture has been conquering Istanbul lately.
Coffee shops have spread around the city and one must not forget the Istanbul Coffee Festival, which is getting bigger every year.
Here are some of my favourite places for enjoying coffee in Istanbul (Islands included):
(If not written, the photos are taken from my Instagram account - Spelayla)
- The interior I love in the neighbourhood worth exploring: Aziz Cafe & Restaurant Balat
Fener and especially Balat are two old neighbourhoods which are worth exploring. Lately, many new cafes have opened there and they are definitely worth a try. My favourite so far is Aziz cafe. The cafe is located in old building which was previously a pharmacy and Aziz bey was its owner.