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#120 of 872 Cafe in Istanbul


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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Dervis Cafe near Hagia Sofia. It was a bit of a tourist trap but the views were good and they served baklava and ice cream so you can forgive a lot for that! There was a decent menu and prices were...good considering the location.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 January 2022

The guy serving the icecream is a good spot really engages you and helps you select the right flavour and gives a good show

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

We did not like this cafe, but if you want to have a drink and cool off near the entrance of the Hagia Sophia, you can use this place.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

The food is terrible, its the worst döner kebab and grill food. How Can a place have such a good location and the worst food. There is no Shisha/waterpipe because of corona. It only gets 3 stars because their tea was good

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

Great place to stop after a long stroll, service is excellent they serve nice food and for the location prices are pretty competitive.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020

Always stopped by here while in Sultanahmet Square for a quick doner sandwich or ice cream for cheap. Had a few dinners here where I enjoyed quality food and great views of Sultanahmet Mosque.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020

I came for an afternoon after my walking around for a hot drink. It was a quick stop where I had Turkish coffee to warm me up. It is centrally located, to the right of the Blue Mosque and ten minute walk to my hotel....They seem very busy all the time every time I pass by. They also have music at night. I only came for the drink but it looks like they have yummy desserts. Very pleasant servers and nice break with coffee and tiny dessert to break away from the walking, sightseeing and touring.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 22 January 2020

Turkish coffee and tea are good.Location is perfect.Very affordable food with quick and great service - overlooking the blue mosque! Perfect! And in the evenings they have dervis’s dancing and musicians playing local music

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 October 2019

Very nice cafe situated between Hagia Sophia and the Bleu Mosque with a nice view on the latter. We stopped at this place several times for a quick tchai or coffee (they don't offer alcohol) and had an early lunch before leaving Istanbul - delicious...köftas. The price more than adequate considering location, and less than in most places at the Sultanahmet area.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 October 2019

Food is good. Just be aware that if you order from the street side, you cannot sit at their tables. No big deal, found benches close by. Between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes, Dervis Cafe & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Dervis Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5