Tahmis Kahvesi
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Tahmis Kahvesi
Tahmis Kahvesi
Known for its strong coffee, Turkey offers an array of coffee houses old and new to pass the time and gain an energy boost. Tahmis Kahvesi has been in existence since 1635, though the original building was damaged by mulitple fires. The current hundred-or-so year old structure, however, still has the feel of a traditional coffee house. Located just outside the Copper Bazaar, this is the ideal location to stop in for some local flavor, be it coffee, tea, or nargile. You can usually find a game of backgammon going on downstairs, and live music comes through on the weekends. For a taste of Antep, try menengiç, a Turkish coffee made with raw pistachios. If you're lucky, you might be able to find a practised Turk to read your fortune in the coffee grind remains in the bottom of your cup.
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