Kahvedan

Address: Akarsu Yokuşu No. 1/1A, Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Telephone: 0212 292 40 30

- Budget

4.4

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
4.3
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.4
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Celebrity spotting
  • People watching

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