• Sal Schmidt

Babel Cafe Restaurant - Istanbul

Babel Café Restaurant - One visit


Babel is an authentic cafe restaurant with impeccable cocktails and Turkish cuisine from Hatay, Antakya, located in a beautiful cobblestoned alley in Beyoğlu, Istanbul.

Hatay is a province in Southern Turkey that the Mediterranean Sea and Syria border. UNESCO recognises it as the "World City of Gastronomy".


A friend in Belgrade recommended us Babel, and he was definitely on point. We were warmly greeted by the lovely team and enjoyed an afternoon devouring the most delicious food and cocktails.

We loved this dish called Gül Böreği (Rose Pastry) so much, we ordered it twice. It is a pastry filled with minced meat and spices, topped with yoghurt. The flavours were like nothing we had experienced, absolutely divine.

Babel is a very cosy and comfortable cafe with eclectic decor whilst perfect for people watching too and enjoying the local life around you.

Highly recommend a visit to enjoy the atmosphere and sample new cuisine.