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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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I went to this cafe after a recommendation, it looked very cosy inside I ordered carrot cake and flat white but I couldn't work out why l was given an English menu? I believe these guys try to rip off tourists as the slice of cake was 20 lira... Which was over priced for the quality of the cake.

Thank I K
Istanbul, Turkey
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It has a fantastic setting inside and outside. Especially In the evenings, it would be very nice to drink coffee or something. 15 minutes walk to karaköy ferry pier

Thank sema b
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

nice cafe with in and outdoor..perfect place for having coffee with friends and relax after walking Karakoys old streets.

Thank elnara m
1 review
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I just paid 11 TL for coffee and 7 TL for a small bottle of water. Been there several times before but will never step foot in again.

Thank Oytun A
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1,573 reviews
876 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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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
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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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