restaurants / Vegetarian & vegan

Zencefil information

Istanbul , Turkey
Kurabiye Sokak 8
Getting there
Tram: Kabataş, then funicular to Taksim
soup TL7-9, mains TL9-17
Opening hours
10am-11pm Mon-Sat, noon-10pm Sun
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We're not surprised that this vegetarian cafe has a loyal following. Its interior is comfortable and stylish, with a glassed courtyard and bright colour scheme, and its food is 100% homemade, fresh and varied. Dishes are also available in small and large sizes. Be warned that one chicken dish always features on the otherwise strictly vegetarian menu.

'Zencefil' means 'ginger' in Turkish, and the cafe makes its own ginger beer and ginger ale. You can also order wine by the glass and fresh limonata (lemonade) served with Absolut vodka.