Nice hookah & tea
lounge

Çorlulu Ali Paşa Medresesi

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Why locals love it

Çorlulu Ali Paşa Medresesi was once part of a “külliye” (an Ottoman social complex). These days it’s a nice café where people of all ages smoke water pipes and drink tea. The traditional Turkish lighting makes it a particularly beautiful place.

Why you should visit it

Come here to taste a range of different water pipe flavours in a truly authentic setting. Their tasty apple tea is famous, but in my opinion their Turkish coffee cooked on cinders is the best. It alone makes Çorlulu Ali Paşa Medresesi worth a visit.

Special tip

Learn how to pronounce "közde pişmiş Türk kahvesi" and order it!

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4 Comments

very otantic
Özlem
Local
August 27, 2019
Nice and historical place for feeling old and new İstanbul.
Ertuğ
Local
June 27, 2019
Cozy place, cool service, great price :) Fantastic shisha, and the best orange juice. They don’t serve food and snacks, since it’s a traditional shisha place.
Bianca
Traveller
May 31, 2019
Nice place to chill and try shisha / turkish tea or coffee. Old & authentic ambiance with copper & carpet decorations. It is in the old town , near to the beyazıt university.
Elif
Local
April 30, 2018

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