One of the oldest neighborhoods in Istanbul, Karaköy has been steadily increasing in popularity thanks to its historical atmosphere and its rich variety of venues. You have countless options in Karaköy ranging from entertainment venues to new generation coffee houses. In this article we will focus on the 3rd generation coffee houses, which now have a remarkable stronghold in the neighborhood’s repertoire. Here are the cafés with the best coffee!
1. Coffee Sapiens
One of the most popular coffee houses in Karaköy, Coffee Sapiens is also one of the best examples of 3rd generation coffee makers in the neighborhood. Its menu offers a rich selection of delicious coffees to go with the venue’s wonderful desserts. If you claim to be a total coffee person then you shouldn’t fail to give this lovely café a try!
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Kılıç Ali Paşa Mescidi Sok., No: 10/C, Beyoğlu
2. Dof Coffee
Another wonderful 3rd generation coffee house in Karaköy is Dof Coffee. The work of two photographers, the venue stands out with its special coffee in sand! If you are a coffee explorer yourself, Dof Coffee should be one of your stops in near future.
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Necatibey Cad., No: 86, Beyoğlu
3. Ops Cafe
Ops Cafe is one of the best new generation coffee houses in Karaköy and you’ll know that when passing by; there’s this inviting smell of freshly ground coffee! The venue offers an extensive variety of flavors from different types of coffees and breakfast foods to lemonade and a nice selection of desserts. If you’ve had a long day, we suggest you to stop by Ops for a nice refreshment!
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Mahallesi, Mumhane Cad., No: 45/B, Beyoğlu
4. Pim Karaköy
Among the popular venues in Karaköy, Pim offers great delicious coffee in a unique and pleasant atmosphere. If you’re interested in an experience of having the best coffee while silently reading a book, Pim Karaköy might just be your stop!
Address: Kemankeş Mahallesi, Kılıç Ali Paşa Mescidi Sok., No: 20, Beyoğlu
This lovely coffee house in Karaköy is an art-loving venue with all the photographs, photography books and works of art showcased inside. Accompanied with the sweet smell of coffee, this whole atmosphere makes an unparalleled coffee experience! If you’re interested in a one-of-a-kind coffee-and-book experience then make sure you pay a visit to FilBooks!
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Ali Paşa Değirmeni Sok., No: 1/1, Beyoğlu
Karabatak is among the oldest coffee houses in Karaköy; it’s a great place to socialize with your friends while sipping your delicious coffee. The venue’s retro styling, street seats and nice decoration offer the guests a whole great experience.
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Kara Ali Kaptan Sok., No: 7, Beyoğlu
7. Lol Coffee Roasters
Lol Coffee is also among those new generation coffee houses strongly confident in what they are doing. The huge coffee roasting machine used in the decoration is quite telling really! Roasting its own coffee, Lol not only offers you the chance to enjoy its special coffees at the café but also to buy some ground coffee to later make at home.
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Kılıç Ali Paşa Mescidi Sok., No: 8, Beyoğlu
One of the many Espressolab stops in Istanbul and the world, this one is as ambitious as can be expected from an Espressolab venue. The café roasts its own coffee and like some other cafés, you can buy ground coffee from here to later make at home. They have a secret weapon in their very rich cuisine too!
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Rıhtım Cad., No: 2, Beyoğlu
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