I was in Istanbul recently and as I always do now, sought out great coffee. I found two great places that I want to share with you.
#1: Espresso Lab
+90 212 855 80 65
Located on the İstiklal Caddesi in at three different locations, including one in Taksim Square, this is a great alternative to other coffee chains. The staff was friendly, wi-fi fast, and most importantly, the coffee (cappuccino) excellent. I was staying at the Grand Hyatt near Taksim Square and that location was so crowded I kept walking to the next one. It too was quite crowded; in fact, I took the last open table in the café. If you’re ever in need of late-night coffee, this place is open till 12:30AM.