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Cigdem pastanesi

#180 of 12,494 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Divanyolu Cad. 62 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 526 8859
09:00 - 23:00
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

You can drink excellent coffee and eat very good cake and sweets in this place. We were every day here during our stay in istanbul. Wir fanden das Kaffe sehr stimmig und genoßen täglich hier unseren Kaffee und Kuchen.

1 Thank andreast967
Jaipur, India
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

A very nice small place to have Breakfast in Sultanahmet area , they offers nice range of Turkish breakfast with amazing coffee. I like there simplicity and tasty food

1 Thank chandra_pratap
Istanbul, Turkey
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This place reminds me of the time i spent here during my high school years. Almost after 10 year, i took my foreigner friend here. We both enjoyed the experience. Good breakfast, good desserts, good coffee and good tea. Also good employee.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It is a must go place for us every time we visit Istanbul. Strategic location near to Sultan Ahmet tramvay station. Selection of attractive and yummy pastry with fresh lime juice is something we go for. Morning breakfast with Turkish coffee never fail to entice out appetite. Chocolate with pistacio something we never forget to bring back as gift to... More 

Thank LeeraLeman
Johannesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The Turkish coffee with complementary chocolate was especially good. The service was friendly and helpful and they even have WiFi!

Thank Looking4gr8ness
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Very clean tasty nice and elegant place. Easy to find its located in a very good place ( near sultan ahmed square) Lots of choices most of them are wonderful must try

Thank Aiman S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Very well located, delicious cakes and pies. Turkish coffee and tea are excellent. Price is fair, cakes are cheaper than coffee and tea. Restroom in bad conditions

Thank Susana P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

After a meal at a nearby restaurant we were walking back to our hotel when we passed the window of this establishment which was full of appetizing fare. We had to enter and ordered 3 cakes between 2 of us with a hot chocolate and a latte. Cakes were a chocolate banana eclair, a chocolate cherry cake and a tiramisu... More 

Thank celt74
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

We passed by this store front a couple of times and it caught my attention with all the great looking treats in the window. Before retiring one evening we stopped in and picked up an assortment of cookies, snacks and Turkish sweets. We grabbed the items to go, but we did notice they have seating at the back of the... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

My friend and i were travelling in sultanahmet and we saw here. It was the most triffic desert i have ever taste. You absolutly should visit here and taste cake with profiterol. You definitely won't regret. Its all homemade i guess. At least the taste of it does.

Thank Elif B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Turkish, Halal
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. 62 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 526 8859
Café, Patisserie

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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