Mandabatmaz Turkish Coffee has a special place in Anatolian cuisine. The taste of the Turkish coffee, which is mostly drunk after meals, differs from other coffees in the manner of serving and in the technique of making coffee. Therefore, although you can easily drink Turkish coffee in all cafes and restaurants in İstanbul, you must go to the right place for a real Turkish coffee pleasure. And in the most famous street of İstanbul, in İstiklal Street, there is a place just like that. A small shop in Mandabatmaz.
Mandabatmaz is actually a very small shop. Inside the shop, there are tables available for only 8-10 people. The remaining space in the shop is for the stove on which the coffee is made. That’s why the guests are mostly entertained on the stools located outside the shop. Especially in the summers, it is not quite easy to find a stool in front of the shop. Nevertheless, the famous Turkish coffee of Mandabatmaz abundant in grounds can be drunk standing if necessary.
The coffee of Mandabatmaz has two secrets: One of them is the fresh Turkish coffee delivered to be used on a daily basis and ground specially and the other is Cemil Filik master of coffee making at Mandabatmaz.
If you happen to come by İstiklal Street and if you would love to drink a cup of real Turkish coffee, you should definitely visit Mandabatmaz.