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Karabatak Cafe

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Kara Ali Kaptan Sok. No. 7 | Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
+90 212 243 6993
09:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe itself is perhaps slightly overrated, but the area is a gem in Istanbul. Get lost amidst the cobble-stoned streets. You’ll see a lot of new, modern cafes and restaurants located in the maze-like streets where locals enjoy cups of coffee while reading their newspapers or hanging out with their friends. Karabatak is agood example.

Thank Phayao13
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great neighborhood to walk around, this popular cafe is the perfect pit stop, with indoor and outdoor seating. It is always pack. Perfect for people watching. Price is slightly higher than average.

Thank LightFeather51
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

coffees are delicious.. service is okay. decaration is pretty good. prices are higher than any other places in turkey but it can affordable.

Thank Tugce M
Istanbul, Turkey
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I've been there only once and that was more than enough. We liked decoration inside and decided to sit but lots of tables were reserved even at 17:00 pm which was weird. Somehow they offered a nice place inside and we ordered 2 christmas teas. It took nearly 20 minutes to brought them and 3 different waitresses asked us what... More 

1 Thank NalanSa
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We sat outside in the shade, under the vine that covers up the whole street, and had a lemonade and iced tea in a hot day. Perfect! Relaxed and best place for people watching. Also had a Turkish coffee that surprisingly was not good at all. Who cares! This cafe is fabulous

Thank Abady75
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

They have one of the best coffee in istanbul. They are using coffee brand Julius Meinl from Austria. They have several different taste coffee. Best interiour and best spot

Thank Ilk t
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

You can enjoy your time in this place. Music and design is very good. You can image a french coffee house. Not so much place to sit. Also deserts are very good and delicious.

Thank travelingwoswos
Riga, Latvia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Design of place is collected items from 60s 70s not interesting. Music is ok. Some places is reserved in day time. It was interesting bcos here is coffee. Price is very high. One filter coffee is 8TL, one tea 8TL, special coffees 20TL etc. Waiters are not professional and it is clearly obvious. I do not recommend to anybody. You... More 

1 Thank Emre D
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed Karabatak cafe. We shared the Vienna Früstück which was a generous size. The coffee and tea was great and we loved the cafe itself. Highly recommended for European coffee lovers!

Thank ewestontaylor
Istanbul, Turkey
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Located in the center of Karakoy, among many other coffee shops, stands out for its beautiful interior decor, great location because it is a corner shop, nice tables and chairs outside, tasteful coffee and normal prices

Thank NeliDi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kara Ali Kaptan Sok. No. 7 | Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 243 6993

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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