Kahvedan

Price guide: Budget

Akarsu Yokuşu No. 1/1A, Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Price guide: Budget

Kahvedan

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#18 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, First-time travellers, Singles, Celebrity spotting, People watching

Best for Dining alone - Expert review of Kahvedan

Friendly neighbourhood café frequented by Turks and expats alike.

With a proper happy hour, American-style brunch, free and fast WiFi, and surprisingly ambitious food for its café vibe, Kahvedan quickly became my “local” when I first moved to Istanbul – a role it plays for many foreigners as well as Turks.

Food and drink: 

A generally successful blend of Turkish, American, and Asian cuisine where alcohol is served. 

Recommended dishes: 

For brunch, I always debate between French toast, eggs Benedict, and huevos rancheros (fried eggs with tortillas and salsa), and almost inevitably pick the Singapore-style mee goreng or the Asian beef wrap for lunch or dinner.

Ambience: 

Styled as a casual bistro, Kahvedan is peaceful during the day and lively at night, especially in the summer months, when the outdoor tables are the place to be.

Service: 

The waiters are friendly, if sometimes forgetful.

Location: 

On a bustling corner in the heart of the popular Cihangir neighbourhood.

Price advice: 

The three-course set menu for lunch (served from noon-3pm) is a good deal at 10 lira, as is the lively Tuesday night happy hour, when draft beer, house wine, and rakı are just 6 lira from 8pm-11pm.

More information on Kahvedan:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Bar, Café, Restaurant
Food:
American, Asian, Turkish
Address:
Akarsu Yokuşu No. 1/1A, Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Telephone:
0212 292 40 30
Website:
http://www.kahvedancafe.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open Sun-Thurs 9am-2am, Fri-Sat 9am-3am. Kitchen closes at 1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Kahvedan? Would you recommended it?