Sunday, April 22, 2007

Cafe Orient

Cafe Orient is in the Grand Bazaar.
A very old cafe, they serve the best Turkish coffee ever...
It is a "must try" for the travellers...
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15 comments:

isabella said...

Those ashtrays scare me, Oya ;-)
Are there any smoke-free cafes in Istanbul?

Jazzy said...

i would like to try turkish coffee in Turkey, haha, but turkish coffee in bosnia is great.
long time no see, i've been a bit busy and was looking forward to the sunday to browse CDP.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I loke those... Paintings ? On the ceiling.

GMG said...

I'm not sure to have been to this one, but the Dervish looks great!

Moi said...

i wud love to try out ....being a coffee-holic.....guess, this place is just perfect.......love the whirling dervish up there......:)

Oya said...

Isabella, no there are no smoke free cafes yet, but all cafes have two diffrent parts for smokers and non-smokers. But, it's not good enough, isn't it?

Fabrizio, yes, paintings.

julia said...

Looks good, bet it isn't just espresso. Are you seeing any goings on and Australian travellers for the Anzac memorial on Wednesday or should'nt I ask?!

Olivier said...

j'aime l'ambiance des cafes à l'orientale. il y a un superbe café dans la grande mosquée de Paris, on a l'impression d'etre dans un petit coin de paradis


I like the environment of the coffees to the Eastern one. there is a superb coffee in the large mosque of Paris, one has the impression to be in a small corner of paradise

Seda said...

This girl knows what she is doing. Good job and thank you!

TeamSplashi said...

I think that painting on the ceilings/walls are Dervish spiritual dancing.
Part of Sufi tradition, or I am mistaking.
Btw smoking where I currently live (Portland OR) is not allowed in the caffe`s/restaurants.
But now on my visit to the Chicago, I found that people still smoke indoors(bars/caffe`s/restaurants)

Oya said...

Teamsplashi, yes , they are Dervish . Non smoking restaurant is a dream for us...Everyone smokes :(

ab said...

hye oya.... I'm from Malaysia... haha.. Like ur blog.. actually I've been to Istanbul about 8 times.. and I really like eating in this cafe... hahaha... Yemek aa? actually I'll be going there again this coming May... :)

jules said...

I Like the atmosphere of this Cafe, feels warm and cozy. I've never had Turkish coffee so I had to look up how it's made and found a Turkish Coffee Tutorial. I'm going to have to try this, once I acquire the proper tools. I currently make my coffee using a french press.

Nikon said...

Beautifully lit photo, Oya. it looks like a nice cafe for a coffee - I've never had Turkish coffee, either :)

Meg in Nelson said...

Oh, I sooooo want to be there, though I can't drink Turkish coffee... (I have to wait for the "mud" to sink to the bottom and just sip the weak stuff on the top.)