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Cigdem pastanesi

#164 of 12,289 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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last weekend. So much choice of beautiful cakes. Cakes tasted👌. Lovely friendly staff. Definitely recommend when in Istanbul. Tried a few different places for cake but ten out of ten for this place . (Review from the two ladies who offered to wash the dishes )😂😂

Thank Shikeela H
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had a few different pastries and cakes from this Sultan Ahmet shop. Fresh and good. Friendly counter staff etc. Would definitely visit again.

Thank samadperformance
Laredo, Texas
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We passed this place on our way to our hotel and were advised how great the food and pastries were so mid afternoon we decided to try it out and we were not disappointed . The food looked good but we were interested in trying their desserts with a cup of hot apple tea . The two were delicious and... More 

Thank Daisy1948
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288 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 5 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 29 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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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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
Arraba, Israel
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
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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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