Şeytan Kahvesı

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in Ayvalık

One of the town's best-loved and most historic cafes, Şeytan Kahvesi (the Devil’s Coffeehouse) was named after the current owner’s grandfather, who certainly had an interesting name to live up to. Its street-side terrace is a hugely atmospheric people-watching spot – order a Turkish coffee or glass of koruk suyu (freshly pressed unfermented fresh grape juice, available from June to November).

The devilish connotations don't stop with the cafe's name – it was a location for the popular Turkish television series İki Yaka Bir İsmail (Two Continents, One İsmail), the story of a philanderer who keeps two women in two different ports, one Turkish and one Greek.