Good food. Good times. Good coffee. Good read. Good design.
We visited our favorite design cafes at different neighbourhoods in Istanbul with the book and cafe blog 1kitap1mekan, and created the list of 5 Design Cafes in Istanbul for you to discover with us!
We matched these cafes that have the best food, coffee, chilling areas, reading areas and interior designs, with hipicon’s design items and book recommendations from 1kitap1mekan.
This tiny cafe in Balat is the perfect place to start your day with good food and desserts! With its patterned floors, marble tables and colourful chairs, Cooklife is very eye catching. We strongly recommend that you try the Pancakes with the Ice Latte served in cute glasses!
Good food: Pancakes
Good coffee: Ice latte
Good reading: The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton
Good Design: Solid Robin - 1 Meter, Le Cord
For our second stop, Cuma, you should stop by Cihangir even if its out of your way to enjoy the delicious menu and have a good time! You can enjoy your time at the upstairs area that is very homy both with a large group of friends or by yourself with a good read. We recommend that you don’t leave this delightful cafe without tasting the raspberry mastic pudding!
Good food: Raspberry mastic pudding
Good coffee: Turkish coffee
Good reading: Yazmak Eylemi, Ferit Edgü
Old Java, Moda
Old Java, the best cafe for coffee in Moda, with its white, bright and clean cut interior design is a great location to hang out with friends or to bring in your laptop get some work done. While taking your pick from the wide range of delicious coffees, we recommend that you try the cookies from the different kinds of desserts they serve!
Good food: Cookies
Good coffee: Latte
Good reading: Kör Baykuş, Sadık Hidayet
Good Design: Velvet Sunglasses, Elia Sunglasses
This cafe in Akaretler takes you to another world. This place, which is both a bookstore and a cafe, is full of and decorated with books. You can enjoy reading the book that you brought along or the one you purchased from there, while enjoying Minoa’s healthy food, dessert, and delicious coffee varieties. We tried the peach tart with a macchiato and we definitely recommend that you try this combo as well!
Good food: Peach tart
Good coffee: Macchiato
Good reading: benlik, Oruç Aruoba
Good Design: VO3P Petite Watch, Void Watches
Misk is a floral cafe with an extraordinary interior design, where you can prepare a bouquet for yourself or as a gift, with the numerous types of flowers they have, and have a pleasant time enjoying the delicious menu. You should stop by and check out Misk, unique with both its floral cafe concept and interior design, to try the Matcha latte and peach eclair!
Good food: Peach eclair
Good coffee: Matcha Latte
Good reading: Of Love And Shadows, Isabel Allende
Good Design: The Flower Phone Cover, Boho Vesper