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Cafe Privato

#47 of 12,343 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Galip Dede Caddesi Timarci Sokak | No: 3 Galata/Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 2055
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by friends. Went there on a weekday. The clientele was exclusively girls and women, the vibe is indeed a bit feminine. But not the food. Loads of stuff, lots of cheese to kill the waistline! A good value for money, you order the breakfast and can easily skip the lunch! Friendly and no-thrill service. Relaxing...

Thank Renart B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were just walking by when we heard the wonderful music. We decided to enter and have a look around, and as we peeped onto other guests'

Thank Ismail A
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a ritual! First, the server will lay out a vast array of homemade marmalade, cheese, olives, tomatoes, marinated fruits, honey, kaimaki, tahini... then there is warm bread, grilled cheese, gozleme, eggs and sausage... everything is so fresh and delicious, it is so satisfying! The atmosphere is nice and fresh.

Thank LightFeather51
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We kept going back to Cafe Privato despite numerous choices in the area, because the food was so good and the service was so hospitable! The staff are friendly and helpful and can speak good English, and will do everything to make you feel at home in this cosy little spot. The Turkish breakfast here is amazing and will set... More 

Thank Marie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here at least 3 times and have brought different members of the family each time who have absolutely love this little gem for its quirky interior, quiet atmosphere, super friendly service and the most amazing and plentiful breakfast. I really can't imagine anyone being disappointed! It really is the perfect place for a relaxed breakfast/brunch and somewhere... More 

Thank CarolineOfford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food quality Great atmosphere Outstanding service Really am coming back to it Waitresses are friendly and welcoming

Thank Layth1
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It's four years since I last had breakfast here and I'm delighted that it's lost none of its charm, style and welcome. Friendly, engaged staff who made me feel as welcome as they did four years ago. Comfortable chairs, great menu and walls covered in plaudits from previous customers. And of course the breakfast. The picture says all that need... More 

Thank Richard S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stumbled across this restaurant in Istanbul. From the moment we checked out the menu until we finished we had great service. The food was amazing and they were generous portions. We had views of Galata Tower which was illuminated. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank sunburyleon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Such a good tip; all day breakfast for people who like to take their foods and time. Such a nice selection of Turkish foods, great staff and atmosphere. Been there 2 days in a row and only sorry I didn't go 3 days in a row.

1 Thank Mike B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We really enjoyed the breakfast and the staff were really friendly and helpful. We ordered the traditional breakfast with a variety of cheeses, breads, fruit and vegetables. We went there three times while visiting Istanbul and each time was good.

1 Thank Jeanne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galip Dede Caddesi Timarci Sokak | No: 3 Galata/Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 2055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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