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The House Cafe Tesvikiye

#671 of 12,345 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Atiye Sok. Iskece Apt. No:10 D:1 Tesvikiye, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Met a friend here for lunch and the food was superb. I had the meatballs with tomato sauce and fries, delicious. Nice wine too. One thing to be aware of is that there are many of the House Cafes in Istanbul so make sure you get the correct one. There is another one 100 metres from this one next to... More 

Thank RnA31
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The food, the service is all good. The entrance is awkward because it's inside an apartment building with homes. The food and the garden and atmosphere are all fine. But it is overpriced. You really pay for the location and atmosphere rather than the food.

Thank Ali D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stop by at our last day in istanbul. Tired after long walk of shopping spree, at the expensive neighborhood of sisli. The service is efficient and quick. (Love that). Having turkey and eggs sandwich and my partner having sucuk sandwich. That was delicious. The size of portion is huge and generous. The price is bit expensive but not that bad.... More 

Thank aditya d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

While shopping stop by for a cup of coffee or tea and some very good desserts .. Staff barley understands some English words but you will find a way to communicate!

1 Thank Bana F
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

While it is a bit pricier than some of the other Cafes around, we ate breakfast and lunch at this cafe several times as the food was so fresh and well prepared. I would highly recommend if you find yourself in the area.

Thank MelbourneGemini
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Beautiful people, Beautiful Food, Beautiful Drinks, Beautiful Environment. Kinda expensive. I would still recommend this place for the experience but expect to pay full price for what you are getting. There are many deals in this city. This isn't one of them. :)

Thank carlamaxine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

First member of the House Cafe chain. Very busy and popular in Tesvikiye area. Good for lunch, dinner and especially for breakfast.

1 Thank FiddlingTravelNotes
Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We visit Istanbul often and we enjoy coming to the House Cafe for breakfast. They have quite a good selection of both local breakfast menu choices and continental ones like pancakes and fried eggs, etc. Service can sometimes be a bit slow especially if they are busy, so be prepared to wait a bit...

1 Thank Mariam J
Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Our concierge suggested us this place from kempinski. The place itself is just great.nicely done great drinks and wine selection.service was ok until we got the bill!!! The waiter said the service is not included.but the tips weren't. Soo asked the guy to charge me 20% more and insisted that I should pay separately so I refused and he became... More 

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Rhodes, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

I visited Istanbul some days ago and I happened to be to Nisantasi, where the restaurant is located. After a long walk trough the shops of Nisantasi and under the continuous 'pressure' of the summer heat, we wanted to eat something good but in a nice place as well. A friend had already recommended us this restaurant so we decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Atiye Sok. Iskece Apt. No:10 D:1 Tesvikiye, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sisli
  • Neighbourhood: Sisli
  • Phone Number: 2592377

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sisli

Neighbourhood Profile
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its chic streets are considered the very heart of contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of fashion and a thriving business district meet to create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and upscale shops abound with many of them situated inside or nearby Cevahir Istanbul, the biggest shopping mall in Europe and second biggest urban shopping mall in the world. Shopaholics and fashionistas travel from near and far to browse the area's mix of major global brand items and creations by popular Turkish designers.
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