While a good cup of coffee should be a part of any visit to a new city, any visit to Istanbul should include at least one cup of Turkish coffee. The perfect place for your culturally authentic caffeine experience is Mandabatmaz, a small, no-frills coffee house that’s been around since 1967. Located just off Beyoglu’s main shopping street, Istiklal Caddesi, Mandabatmaz is a local favorite but feels worlds away from today’s modern coffee shops which you might have grown accustomed to.
Turkish Coffee Experts
Brewmaster Cemil Pilik is an absolute expert Turkish coffee maker, and he’s been brewing away at Mandabatmaz since 1992. An old Turkish proverb describes perfectly the beauty of a cup of joe at Mandabatmaz:
"Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love."
Make sure you visit for a beautiful dose of caffeine and an authentic Turkish coffee experience.
Mandabatmaz - Istanbul, Turkey
Hours: Daily, 9am-11pm