We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mandabatmaz

#106 of 12,729 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Beyoglu
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Olivia Gecidi No: 1/A, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Today
09:30 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 83: English reviews
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

İf you are in Taksim and in to Turkish coffee you should visit this small coffee shop. İt is not like other small shops around the world. You can not grab and go. You have to sit on small chairs and coffee tables and drink this exclusive coffe. And buy some to cook at home. İt is the ine of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aydan A
Ankara, Turkey
Level Contributor
46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I drunk black Turkish tea. It was nice and cheap. You can also try Turkish coffee. It is a very small and warm place. I went in winter and chairs in outside were taken inside. Mandabatmaz may be better in summertimes. It is located in Istiklal Street which is the most popular street of Istanbul.

Helpful?
Thank Müberra G
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I was searching a good place to have a great coffee, and Mandabatmaz came up. ..me, my wife and children was going to istiklal street I told my family I want to take you to the best coffee in Turkey, we searching all over the places,then we found it in an alley ..want there shake hand with the smiling middle... More 

Helpful?
Thank a a
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I somehow stumbled upon a newspaper article on Cimil Pilik. There was his picture: looking straight at the camera, with his neatly combed gray hair, big brown eyes, classic mustache, faint, mysterious smile, hand on cezbe, cigarette in mouth. The article discussed how Mandabatmaz has been a tiny coffee shop operating in the very same spot off İstiklal Avenue for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jason A
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Prior to this visit to Istanbul, I spent a fair bit of time on the internet trying to find the best place for Turkish coffee. This one seemed to come up repeatedly and, as we were staying at a location not too far away, I made it a point to pay a visit. I was not disappointed. It is fairly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stabdys
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Was finishing the 2-week stint of Turkey in Istanbul enjoying the crowds along Istiklal. Spotted a few coffee places just off of Istiklal in the side streets so decided to try those (over the course of 2 days). This was the best of them (how can the same 5TL cup of coffee be different?) and came here and found out... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jsgiguere
Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place from a friend who knows I love food and coffee. I went out of my way to find it, and will go back again before I leave Istanbul. I honestly did not know that any Turkish coffee could be so head and shoulders above the rest of the Turkish coffees I've had... But I will remember... More 

Helpful?
Thank GeekinGirl
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

There are certainly tiers of Turkish coffee, and this little spot is in the best-of tier. I enjoyed sitting in the quiet small street drinking completely traditional Turkish coffee made with great care. Certainly one of the top 3 cups I had in my 9 day stay.

Helpful?
Thank Jason P
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This tiny place is located at a side street at Istiklal. There are some low tables outside the cafe, where you can enjoy this very thick Turkish coffee. I left it untouched for 5 minutes and then I drank it with pleasure. Do the same!

Helpful?
Thank NeliDi
Saransk, Russia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

It is not a posh place with walls painted maybe 10-15 years ago with white paint. Come inside to see its non-gamourous interior. Of course, take a cup of stiff aroma coffee (and some water) and let the world wait for you.

Helpful?
Thank AlexeySafonkin

Travellers who viewed Mandabatmaz also viewed

 
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
 

Been to Mandabatmaz? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 00:00
Monday
09:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 00:00
Thursday
09:30 - 00:00
Friday
09:30 - 00:00
Saturday
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olivia Gecidi No: 1/A, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mandabatmaz staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
Explore this neighbourhood