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Turk Alman Kitabevi & Cafe

Istiklal Caddesi, No: 237, Istanbul 34421, Turkey
+90 212 293 77 31
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pretzels” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Istiklal Caddesi, No: 237, Istanbul 34421, Turkey
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

The coffee at this cafe was great. Strong and delicious. The place is calm and relaxing even though it is right on Istiklal. Definitely going there again when I visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank savvasioannides
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A German/Turkish bookshop is not the obvious choice to get a snack but they decided years ago that books plus a coffee house would help their enterprise to continue. Many customers were busy on laptops or reading but this added to the fantastic atmosphere ....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ralph K
Reviewed 23 October 2018

i loved the atmosphere in this cafe! second floor is especially lovely and cozy with a fireplace, antique looking tables and chairs... and a sense of romanticism with sunlight hitting a book of poetry you picked to read while enjoying your coffee...

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank blissfuljourneys
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We loved this Turkish German cafe in a bookshop. Really good flat white. Apple cake. Relaxing ambience. Upstairs table service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank grand2urist
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

They offer tea bags with ridiculous prices. Just serving tea bags in a metal kettle doesn't mean good taste and better quality. Just pull yourselves together and serve better tea. Price is not an issue when the tea is good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank emreatici
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

There are so many cafes and places throughout the Istiklal Street. Unfortunately a few of them have a good ambiance and good service. Turk Alman Kitabevi&Cafe is absolutely one of them. If you are around the area you can go inside and enjpy the place....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank İsmet E
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I couldn't believe the craziness of Istiklal could have a spot like this. Come inside, and you'll be transported, as if to some other land, of books and coffee and peace and lemonades. They even had a small table where my kids could play and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank junyDada81
Reviewed 28 July 2018

It is a nice and cozy cafe with many different types chairs for you to choose. There is a bit crowded all the time. Nice place to have a chat with friends or focusing on your reading.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Saeedgolm
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This Turkish German Bookshop & Café is located on Istiklal Street in Beyoglu Istanbul. It has a crowd almost at all times as the prices are more reasonable compared to the other cafés nearby. On this café there is also a corner where you can...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MelisErbas
Reviewed 11 July 2018

we find this cafe while we were walking through streets of Istanbul by chance and we were so lucky! you can be there for hours and enjoy tasty coffee and cakes and numerous books.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Elaheh F
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: Istiklal Caddesi, No: 237, Istanbul 34421, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 77 31
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