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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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  • If u r in Istanbul u must visit at least once, in TURKEY there are lots of boza brands but this one is the first place, They have been producing boza till Ottaman Empire, place is historical and be...  more »
  • If you want to eat something you have never tasted. This is the place. Its theme is very old. It had its own atmosphere  more »
  • The cafe is not located at the centre of the old city, you can go by walking around 15 - 20 minutes after the Laleli station of the train, you can follow a Google map and/or ask people to search...  more »
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  • Don't believe the hype! The good ratings all come from tourists who have no idea of how Boza is supposed to taste. What you get here is diabetes from a sugar explosion. Good Boza has become nearly extinct and is to be found in traditional villages rather than in Istanbul.
  • Really nice place, luckily got to taste the boza which is a winter drink and stops in the summers. Mice people, tried all the drinks. Such a refreshment after walking around for a while
  • Boza is a tradition of hundreds of years, a taste that connects you the fascinating history of Balkans...
  • Unbelievable and historical place. Advise all. Very tastefully.
  • Great place, worth visiting and try it like the locals do it....the drink with roasted chickpeas. You can buy the chickpeas in a small shop accross the street in a package for 1,2,3...persons :)

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