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Yasa Cadd. 19, Kadikoy, Istanbul, 34730, Turkey | +216 337 1103

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Just below Kadikoy's bustling food market sits this throwback to Ottoman-era Istanbul. Cafer Erol opened his first sweets shop in the early 19th century—now his family oversees five branches dotted around the city. Stop in for edible souvenirs like akide, hard candies stored in nostalgic glass canisters; lokum, or “Turkish delights,” and luscious handcrafted helva. Better yet, order pastry to eat at one of the outdoor tables.

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Sekerci Cafer Erol

Just below Kadikoy's bustling food market sits this throwback to Ottoman-era Istanbul. Cafer Erol opened his first sweets shop in the early 19th century—now his family oversees five branches dotted around the city. Stop in for edible souvenirs like akide, hard candies stored in nostalgic glass canisters; lokum, or “Turkish delights,” and luscious handcrafted helva. Better yet, order pastry to eat at one of the outdoor tables.