Istanbul is a city notorious for its busy weekdays, and we know that a delicious cup of coffee in the morning will help get you through the long day. We’ve picked the best coffee shops in Istanbul that are perfect places to snag a quick fuel-up.
Petra Roasting Co. Topağaci
Having recently expanded to four branches around the European side of Istanbul, Petra Roasting Co.’s new spot in Topağacı just made it easier for you to reach quality coffee during a quick break, slurped down with a croissant or granola bar. Don’t forget their signature cold brew and iced coffees. Open weekdays 8am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Closed Sunday. Prof. Dr. Orhan Ersek Sk. No. 18, Teşvikiye. Visit www.petracoffee.com for their other branches.
Not Just Coffee
This place is very easy on the eye, with its bright interior and natural light. A great place to pick up a coffee and grab a cookie on your way to work – and if you have the time to linger awhile you could sit with their homemade cakes, sandwiches, or muesli. Monday-Friday, 8am - 8pm, Weekends 9.30am-9pm. Anahtar Sokak, Bingöl Apt. No. 3/A, Cihangir
Coffeehouse No. 11
The area around the Grand Bazaar has been synonymous with Turkish coffee – until now. Coffeehouse No. 11 has broken the trend to become an oasis of fine European-style coffee between Beyazıt and Sultanahmet. Take a break from your touristic trip and try the cortado with a piece of cheesecake. Şakirefendi, Çeşmesi Sokak No. 11/A, Beyazıt.
Plethora Of Coffee
A new third-wave coffee spot in Fenerbahçe, with an expert’s flair for coffee-making and serving up delicious cakes as well. Plethora is close to the Fenerbahçe coastline – perfect for a takeaway or a quick stop while you walk along by the water. Fener Kalamış Caddesi, Doğa Palace Apt No. 92-94/7, Kadıköy.
Building on years of experience in South Africa, At Origin brings true specialty coffee to Istanbul. With carefully selected African beans grown in small batches and prepared at their roastery, this is a place for connoisseurs. Its location means it will easily become your new work-meeting favorite. Try the Rwandan double espresso or the Ethiopian iced mocha! Gazi Umur Paşa Sokak No. 6/A, Balmumcu; T: (0212) 217 11 10, www.atorigincoffee.com
Manivela Coffee Truck
Perfect coffee pick-up spot for those working in the area. Try the delicious peanut butter cookies. Walking distance from İTÜ Ayazağa metro station (Windowist exit). Outdoor seating is also available. Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-7:30pm. Dereboyu 2 Caddesi, Maslak.
Located in the busy area of Beşiktaş, a perfect spot to grab a morning coffee en transit. Deal serves excellent brews, roasting their own beans and prepared in a variety of ways, from Aeropress to espresso. Yıldız Caddesi No. 41, Beşiktaş: T: (0212) 259 98 15