Like we mentioned in our Istanbul review, Turkey (read more about their coffee culture here) is the place where you can get some of the best coffee in the world. This southern city in Turkey is a great summer tourist place. With its Azure blue sea, golden beaches and world famous Turkish hospitality make this city a tourist paradise.
Whatever you are doing while here, and there is a lot to do (driving quads, jeep safari, aqua parks), you will need to regain all of that spent energy. There are many ancient landmarks like Termessos or Kalcici, that takes time and energy to explore. Aqua parks are so much fun, but will make you feel exhausted afterwards.
If you prefer being on the beaches, you will want to cool off with one ice coffee in a nearby café. Whichever activity you choose to do, most important thing is to have fun while doing it.
Since there is so much to do here, in this article, we will help you find some excellent cafés for you to choose which suits you best. Then just sit down, have a good time and enjoy the coffee.
Our top picks:
10. Lal Cafe
- Address: Iskele Caddesi | No:2, Antalya, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 242 244 6236
- Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 07:00 – 00:00; Sat – Sun, 07:00 – 01:00
- More information about the coffee house: n/a
Lal Cafe is small, but welcoming place to visit. It is done as a small hut where the coffee is made, with a lot of outdoor sitting room. The whole place is surrounded by flora which is making a lot of shade (well needed on hot summer days). Over the café are many flags from different countries, to show that this café is international.
Staff is nice and chill like the café. There is no table service, so you have to order from the bar, but they will always greet you with a smile and a helping hand.
Since this is Turkey we are talking about, you can expect to find traditional Turkish coffee on the menu. You can also find regular types of coffee, like espresso.
They offer more than one menu, depending on the time of day. All of them are filled with many delicious things to drink and eat. Beside coffee, you can try Raki (traditional Turkish alcoholic drink) that is serve in a glass, which is inside a metal container filled with frozen water. It will keep the temperature of the drink refreshingly cold.
9. Bayramefendi OsmanlI Kahvecisi
- Address: Kursunlu Selalesi Aksu, Antalya, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 444 8 845
- Opening hours: Sat – Sun, 11:00 – 00:00
- More information about the coffee house: http://www.osmanlikahvecisi.com/
This place is a real gem in Antalya, and when you come here, you can see why. It is located a bit further from the center, but trip there is worth it. It is like an oasis paradise, with a beautiful green-blue color river that passes through. There is also a little bridge over it and some waterfalls.
It is simply breathtaking and will trick you that you are in a fantasy land. If you are looking for a place to completely relax and sip some high quality traditional Turkish coffee, this is the perfect place for you. On the menu, they have around 10 different Turkish coffee variants like Efendi (traditional), Efe (with 11 flavors) or Osmanli (their own coffee) kahvesi.
As you would expect from traditional café, their coffee is served with traditional Turkish delight that goes very well with it. From the food menu, Fincan kek is delicious (chocolate souffle) or bits of homemade chocolate to make your stay even sweeter.
8. Dem-lik Cafe Bar
- Address: KIlIncaslan Mah. Zafer Sok. 16, Antalya, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 242 247 1930
- Opening hours: Sun, 12:00 – 22:00; Mon – Thu, 11:00 – 23:00; Fri – Sat, 12:00 – 01:00
- More information about the coffee house: https://www.facebook.com/demlikcafebar/
Dem-lik is café looks more like someones beautiful backyard than café. It has a lot of trees and flowers, with cute walkways between them. Tables are separated one from another, so you will feel like you are at home, drinking coffee. There is of course indoor area, that looks like combination between a café and a bar.
With many nice pictures hanging on the wall, this whole place looks professional and relaxing at the same time. Friendly and attentive personnel, that will offer you fast and pleasant service. Like in any café in Turkey, here you can expect traditional Turkish coffee, along with the usual espressos and such.
Coffee is served quickly and is always not too hot, and not cold. Just the right temperature so that it can be drank. Beside coffee, you can get many excellent beers to drink, like Efes.
Just perfect when you want something refreshing on a hot Turkish sun. Beverage menu is too big to note here, so if you want good drinks, this is the right café for you. Food choice is alright but limited, since this is not a restaurant. You can order things like salads and some grilled meat meals.
7. Castle Cafe & Bistro
- Address: Kilincaslan Mah. Hidirlik Sok. No: 48, Antalya, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 242 248 6594
- Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 10:00 – 01:00
- More information about the coffee house: n/a
This is one unique café, since it is located on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, next to the old Turkish Hidirlik tower. The view from the café is breathtakingly beautiful, especially during sunset. You know that some place is good when it is popular with locals, and this café is very much loved by them.
There is no indoor seating, but it is not necessary, since this is a summer café and the climate in Turkey is very warm, so you won’t need to be inside. The staff will make you feel welcome and will offer you friendly, yet professional service. They handle their guests with care, so you will be satisfied.
Coffee is good, with different kinds of Turkish coffee, and some of the espresso options. It is not the best, but this café offers great deal of other things beside the coffee, so you shouldn’t mind them. Since this is also a restaurant, the food menu is plentiful and very good.
You should try some sea specials, because you won’t go wrong with it. Beside coffee, for drinking, you can try some of their huge selection of beers. They have especially Belgian beers, which means that they are perfect. All in all, this place is a treat.
6. Yemen Kahvesi
- Address: Ismet Goksen Cd 1514 sok kosesi SirinyalI Mh., Muratpasa, Antalya 07160, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 850 304 0707
- Opening hours: Sun – Sat, 09:00 – 01:00
- More information about the coffee house: http://www.yemenkahvesi.com/
From the first look at this café, it is very similar to the American diners. It is very big and you cannot miss it. Windows and supporting poles have the same color as coffee, and with interesting detail, where they painted drops under them that looks like the coffee is dripping on the wooden wall.
Inside of it is very comfy, with comfortable chairs and pleasant colors of the interior. In the middle of the café there is even a play area where you can leave your children to play, so you can drink your coffee in peace. Very thoughtful of them. The staff is amazing. They are patient, always smiling and full of understanding.
They will treat you like you are a regular there. Coffee selection is admiring and offer many roasting methods and bean selection (Brasillian, Costa Rica, Kenya, Guatemala, Columbian, Yemen, you name it, they have it). You should try their Yemen Special coffee, which has an interesting taste to it.
Or if you prefer something stronger, try Aromatic Double Turkish Coffee. There are also many coffees with different tastes, like Banana, Strawberry or Chestnut coffee.
Of course espresso, cappuccino and such is presented, but with so many homemade choices, it would be a shame to try something regular here. Apart from coffee, their ice cream delights are delicious and goes so well with hot coffee. Like yin and yang.
5. Mado Cafe
- Address: Arapsuyu Mah. Dumlupinar Bulvari No: 502 | Konyaalti, Antalya, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 242 511 6490
- Opening hours: n/a
- More information about the coffee house: http://mado.com/
Mado is part café, and part bakery. Even from the inside you will notice stylish design, with most of the walls being windows. There is a nice outdoor sitting area, with couple of umbrellas for sun protection. It is enclosed by a wall with some plants on top of it. It all provides a nice ambient to be in and watch people rush on the street nearby.
Interior has a simple and modern design, with white and cream colors being everywhere. The only thing that stands out is the counter, which is all in black, to break monotony of colors in the café.
It all looks so well done. Staff is really kind and welcoming, but their English is not as good, so you might get into some confusion while communicating. If you have a Turkish friend, or know some Turkish, you will have a blast visiting this café. Their coffee selection is okay, with some interesting choices.
You can get Salep, which is sometimes served with ice coffee. Also, their cappuccinos are delicious and will give you energy to keep exploring Antalya.
Some excellent delights they offer is Kunefe or Knafeh, which is a Turkish delicious dessert made with cheese. And there is also Turkish ice cream, which is delicious and with different texture than your regular one. It is a welcoming change and is a must try if you enjoy sweets.
- Address: Ogretmenevleri Mahallesi, 957. Sk. No: 19 | Konyaalti, Nashira Park, Antalya 07070, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 242 230 3534
- Opening hours: n/a
- More information about the coffee house: http://www.coffeetainer.com/
Coffeetainer is a café place that is located in and out of Turkey. That popularity got them only more momentum to improve and perfect their business. They have their own stores and their own coffee production. They also sell their beans to foreign countries around the world.
The café itself is a big building with lots of space and a rooftop sitting area, offering great view while you sip your coffee. The staff is dressed modern and is top-notch coffee makers. They do their job with love and passion, and you can taste it in the quality of the coffee.
Talking about the coffee, like we mentioned before, they produce and sell their own coffee. It is called gourmet coffee, and is made from Ethiopia’s seeds. It makes their coffee aroma rich, with cream, so it looks presentable, while being delicious.
Of course, they also serve espresso, americano, latte and so on, but the real treasure is still their own coffee. Beside coffee, you can order frappes, ice creams and mouth watering chocolate and fruit cakes.
- Address: Selcuk Mah. Mermerli ParkI Ustu. Kaleici | Aspen Otel Karsısı., Antalya 07100, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 544 650 3034
- Opening hours: Sun – Sat, 09:00 – 23:59
- More information about the coffee house: http://caffebusantalya.blogspot.rs/
We covered café that is next to the ancient tower, but this is a really cool and creative way to sell and serve coffee. Caffeebus, as its name says, is actually a bright yellow VW camper van, turned to look like a coffee kiosk.
Since this van is positioned on the street where a lot of people walk every day, he is a great stop to get some delicious coffee or juice and to make a break from exploring. The owner, who also works here is a nice and chill guy, who will offer you help even if you are not a customer.
But when you see such a positive face in a van, you have to stop by to try what he has to offer. The coffee he makes is surprisingly excellent, considering it has only two options. You can get traditional Turkish coffee (which is always a delight), or English coffee (or in the world known as Turkish coffee), and both of these are made with care and dedication.
Like we mentioned, you can also order many types of homemade juices (orange, lemon…), to cool off on a warm day. The menu is not as big, but the things they have are well made and worth the try.
2. Robert’s Coffee KonyaaltI Kent MeydanI
- Address: Kent Meydani, Antalya 07070, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 242 229 2123
- Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 18:00
- More information about the coffee house: https://www.robertscoffee.com/
The building where this café is located is build entirely out of wood and looks very cool. There are of course a lot of outdoor sitting areas, and next to it, nice children playing area. Inside of the café is huge and has a lot of sitting tables. Which is no surprise, since this is one of the most popular cafés in Antalya.
Since this is a café, there are a lot of many types of coffee. It would take a whole article just to name all of them, so we will just mention those that are specific to this place. Special hot coffee menu is the most interesting one, since it has drinks like Chocolate Cookie Latte, Cinnamon Latte, Oriental Latte or Robert’s Mocha.
If you want some of the Origin coffees, you can pick from eight different seeds (Columbia, Guatemala, Kenya, Ethiopia, Java, New Guinea, Costa Rica and Brasil). A true coffee lovers paradise, that will make you want to come back for more.
Apart from absurd amount of coffee choices, you can get smoothies, milkshakes, fruit drinks and a lot of meal options (sandwiches, crepes, salads, burgers, cakes, pastas). You will most certainly not be hungry or thirsty while visiting this café.
1. Cay-Tea’s Lunchroom & Deco Home
- Address: Hidirlik Sokak No:3/ Kaleici | Next to Oscar Cinema, Antalya 07100, Turkey
- Telephone: +90 544 233 44 64
- Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 00:00 – 23:00; Sat, 10:00 – 23:00
- More information about the coffee house: http://www.cayteas.com/
This is a true Turkish café, with the strangest décor seen in a establishment like this. Since it is located in the center of Antalya, it is very easy to find. Right from the entrance, you will notice that the color scheme is done in a traditional Turkish way.
Only when you enter the café will you be truly amazed, as it has so many styles combined in a single place. It is strange, yet wonderful, combination of eastern and western cultures, with modern and traditional styles set up. It sounds tacky, but it most certainly is not.
One of the rooms has a sophisticated style that reminds of imperial England, and one where everything is lit in small lights with classic Turkish feel to it. Just a wonder of colors and details. The staff is the example of world known Turkish hospitality, and will welcome you with open arms and a big smile.
They will care to all your needs and will make you feel like at home. Their Turkish coffee is prepared and served in a traditional way, with small cups and Turkish delights on your plate. Taste of the coffee is wonderful with rich aroma. Just the smell alone will make you feel energetic and positive.
There are cappuccinos and other non Turkish coffees, but traditional one will leave an everlasting impact on you. There are so many snacks and sweets that go along so well with coffee, that you will want to stay here forever. Also, if you like hookah, they can offer you that as well. No wonder why this is one of the most visited café in whole Antalya.
If you enjoy visiting ancient buildings or relaxing on a beach for your vacation, be sure that there is a great coffee place nearby. If something energetic like quad riding and aqua parks are more in your style, you will need a place to relax after it.
Like we said, in our review of Istanbul, Turkey is one of the oldest and greatest countries for coffee lovers, so going to one of its cities can only mean great things for your taste buds. We gave you a list of the most interesting cafés, and it is up to you to move and see them yourself. So have a great time and enjoy the miracles of Turkish coffee.