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Gulhane Sur Cafe

36-40 Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 528 09 86
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blue mosque” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
Cafe, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
36-40 Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

It is located on a narrow street near the Blue Mosque.We were attracted by the warm and cozy feeling of the terrace.For us it was one of the best experiences we had in Istanbul.You must try the blue tea and the shisa with apple flavored...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RO_Traveler111
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Gulhane Sur Cafe can be a bit tricky to find and mostly because of this it is a pure place of solitude and relaxation. Tea and coffees are marvelous as are their shisha. Moreover Duman the guy who runs it is a super nice guy...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank silentjays
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

One of the best place to taste turkish coffee in İstanbul! Personnel is very helpful and prices are realistic.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Zeynep C
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Great place near the Blue Mosque, fantastic for Instagram pics haha. Would definitely recommend to other tourists.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mihai V
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Our evening here was the highlight of our trip! We loved the atmosphere, the music and the service so much 😍 we highly recommend it to everyone! Many thanks to the staff!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank soranaegeniala
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It's a quiet place to relax and have your coffee or tea! Perfect location! The owners are very polite and ready to help you!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nadia P
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Chill and relax, this café reflects the atmosphere of the narrow and charming streets of Istanbul, peaceful and far from the crowd. Have a try at the apple and anise sheeshas and a chat with the owner (Kemal), both very very cool!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank naomifleurjahan
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

On the cobbled street leading down from Topkapi palace you will be find this cafe with its multi level tables, with comfortable couches to rest and enjoy a coffee or tea or light refreshment. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this lovely spot and it was so nice we did it twice. Very relaxing spot for a traditional smoke, relaxing instrumental Turkish music while you relax with some tea. Choose your flavor and enjoy this beautiful little pit stop. Enjoy!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank wanderingDHP
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

I have some history with this place. First came across it in 2010 when I finished a motorcycle trip and coincidentally ended up selling my bike to the owners son. Came back again in 2017 and reunited with both father and son. Visited with my...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TorbjornPedersen
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-40 Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 528 09 86
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