KafeNA

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Nuzhetiye Karakolu Sokak No 3, Besiktas (at Sair Nedim Caddesi), Istanbul, Turkey

A cozy 100% vegan/vegetarian cafe and community art space. Most food options are vegan and locally sourced. Opened Nov 2015 in a lively neighborhood (Besiktas). Language, dance, photography, meditation, acting and music lessons are planned to take place here with moderate pricing. Construction materials used in the cafe are primarily recycled or rescued from street. So much wood and almost no plastic. NA means no in Kurdish and Persian and stands for no to consumerism, expensive life, animal exploitation, violence against women and more. Open Mon-Sun 9:30am-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Mediterranean, Fast food, Middle Eastern

9 Reviews

First Review by kafeNAsanat

Cute place, didn't love the food - Edit

The cafe itself is veryyy cute. Lots of places to work/study while you eat or drink something.

Many vegan options. There is one lady there who speaks English so that was helpful. Prices are veryyyy affordable.

I had the vegan appetizer plate. There was a few different types of alternative meats. And honestly none were good besides their version of Kofte. They add carrots inside with other things that I don't know. But the sauce they put on top is delicious. The other "meats" were very boring/dry and flavorless. It was a disappointment. I should have just gotten the plate of Kofte. But oh well! I wanted to try as much of their food as possible.

I also tried the vegan cake. It wasn't anything to brag about. Just okay.

Pros: Lady Speak English , Very cute cafe w/space and wifi to work, Unique vegan Kofte

Cons: other food was eh

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Nice - Edit

Definitely enjoyed our meal but wouldn't necessarily come back.
Menu has quite some vegan options which is great.
The vegan pizza is very very good.
Tried some vegan matze, veganized traditonal Turkish dish. It was okay, but I can't really judge since I never had the 'original' dish.
Coffee wasn't good at all but the food made up for that.

Staff doesn't speak English much, might need to use Google translate.

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Super lovely staff and vegan food - Edit

I really love it here. Food is tasty! Staff are lovely. Atmosphere is relaxing. I would like to attend one of their evening activities at some point! I’m intrigued by the basement room! :)

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Disappointed much - Edit

Food was just sad. We got a vegan breakfast plate which consisted of bread, some slices of cucumber, tomatoes and store bought vegan cheese arranged on a plate. We were still hungry after this and decided to get something more. Since the girl who worked there didn't speak any english, the owner (?) came to translate, but was kind of rude and unhelpful. We ended up getting some koftes, they tasted nice, but altogether it was way too expensive for very little food. Vegan menu is confusing, it is a listing of take away mock meats sold by weight mixed with meals like pizza. The recycling idea and interior is nice though.

Pros: interior, location

Cons: food, prices

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Very tasty Vegan restaurant! - Edit

I'm in love with the Restaurant! The ambiente is beautiful. All the furniture and decorations are all recycled from different kinds of trash, which looks pretty natural. The menu includes vegeterian and vegan meals, which has Vegan products like "Vegan Succuk" (very tasty!) too. As an Vegan i prefer this Restaurant, you won't regret it!

Pros: tasty Vegetarian and Vegan meals, ambiente is beautiful and natural, there are offered different kinds of activities

Cons: It's hard to get there by Taxi

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Wonderful place - Edit

Perfect for vegans and veggies alike. They even have vegan cheese! Hannah was so kind and the decor is super cozy, perfect place to chill and read a book. Highly recommended. :)

Pros: superb service

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unique in Besiktas ! - Edit

Nice, cosy, eco concerned, slow life...
Perfect place for delicious food and nice people.

Pros: good prices and good food. very nice place

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amazing i - Edit

I have tried vegan kofte which was fascinating i have amazed with it the shop it self everything

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Creative cafe - Edit

Super nice cafe at a backstreet in Beşiktaş - open, nice and friendly atmosphere. Creative and upcycled place with a second floor in form of a theater stage. only selfmade, delicious vegan and vegetarian meals served. really cheap prices and sale for students! at the same time lots of lessons and workshops given (languages, art, dance, music).

Pros: - variety of vegan and vegetarian meals- cheap pr, - creative atmosphere, lots of workshops given , - nice and cozy atmosphere - upcycled interior - t

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