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Vefa Bozacisi, Istanbul

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Visitors from all over the world seek out Vefa Bozacisi to taste Turkey's traditional drink "boza" at an authentic location. The national drink, boza is a thick malt and wheat drink served warm with cinnamon and roasted chickpeas on top. Historically, boza was served to the Ottoman Empire's soldiers as a source of carbohydrates and vitamins. Frozen in time, this little cafe oozes history and charm. Spot Ataturk's own boza glass, kept safe on a cafe shelf. Add Vefa Bozacisi and other attractions to your Istanbul trip itinerary using our Istanbul sightseeing website .
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  • August 9, 2017
    There's no need for any other interpretation here break drunk. That's all. There's no need for any other interpretation here break drunk. Trip advisor is 100 characters or not no ☺
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  • June 21, 2017
    When flowing waters break. When winter delicacies Istanbul and Vefa boza and plenty of boat is from the first cinnamon salep. If you ask anybody in the Vefa District shows return to the street corner where Tan meets the tail, on the one hand, when entering the order Break hot on the sidewalk against the smell of roasting chickpeas can blow your mind. Do not necessarily need to be the taste of flavors.
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  • June 10, 2017
    Fatih fidelity would recommend across beautiful BB l with chickpeas is going well, good price break
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  • No nostalgia any more ; they are not serving in glasses but plastics:( plus "boza " is served unmatured enough
  • I'm not certain if the ice cream or the atmosphere is better. Truly, a great place to step back in time, relax and enjoy yourself. Located in a traditional neighborhood with many small shops and restaurants. I highly recommend visiting this lovely establishment.
  • Vefa is an Istanbul landmark. Boza isn't for everyone, but the shop is worth a visit regardless! If you do want to have some boza don't forget to buy some warm leblebi from the shop across the street to go with it. :)
  • Very cool place and number one in istanbul
  • Very authentic place. Local drink called "Boza" served here. It goes very well with "Leblebi" (roasted chickpea) which is sold right accross the place. This little soar and sweet drink is populer and consumed by Turkish people in ages. This is must go place and must taste place if you are first comer to Istanbul.

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