Hafız Mustafa 1864 In Istanbul Is A Haven For Turkish Cakes, Baklava And More And You’ve Gotta Be There

For those who aren’t aware, candy maker, Hafız Mustafa 1864 is a dessert shop that was established by Hadji İsmail Hakkı Bey in 1864.

Hafiz Mustafa
by Anupriya Mishra

Are you someone who is fond of luscious desserts? If your answer is the resounding yes, then you will certainly want to check out this age-old desert shop in Istanbul that’s been around for decades. We are talking about Hafız Mustafa 1864, which as evident from its name has been around since the 19th century.

Hafız Mustafa 1864 Was Founded In Bahçekapı, Istanbul

For those who aren’t aware, candy maker, Hafız Mustafa 1864 is a fine dessert shop that was established by Hadji İsmail Hakkı Bey in the year 1864. Founded during the reign of Sultan Abdulaziz Khan in Bahçekapı, Istanbul, this shop was later taken over by his son, Hafiz Mustafa. As it happens, it’s a well-known fact that Hafiz Mustafa is the first to have manufactured the salt pastry called Pogaca. Not to mention, it also won 11 medals in Europe for bakery and confectionery between the years 1926 to 1938. The age-old eatery, which is easily over 150 years old, has been dedicated to the culinary traditions of Turkish cuisine.

It Has Several Branches Across Turkey

Coming to its branches, they have stores across across the country, including Antalya and Taksim. As it happens, the desert shop has a warm vibe with limited seating space that allows the patrons to relish the carefully prepared desserts at the shop. Featuring wide windows, there is ample natural light that comes streaming in, thereby brightening up the space, and making it a great place to relish some good old Turkish desserts.

What All Can You Eat At This Iconic Dessert Shop?

Now, if you are someone who has an insatiable sweet tooth, you will certainly want to try their Turkish Baklava, Puddings, and Cakes. Not to mention, these categories of sweets also have a variety of options that will leave you truly spoilt for choice. We certainly can’t wait to try their mouthwatering options, such as Square Pistachio Baklava, Strawberry Chocolate Pudding, Honey Kadayif, and Pistachio Halep.

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As it happens, this restaurant also offers delicious breakfast options that will certainly be the highlight of your day. You’ve got to try their Breakfast Plate, which offers a variety of savoury and sweet items, making it quite tempting. However, the best part about this place is that it also offers a bunch of drool-worthy drinks that will pair perfectly with these sweet nibbles. You must try their Turkish Coffee with Gum Mastic and Filter Coffee, to truly enjoy your treat to the fullest.

So, the next time you plan to visit the nation, don’t forget to keep this age-old eatery in mind for a memorable culinary affair. While if you’re a resident and your friend from overseas is visiting, you know where to take them!

Where: İstanbul, Taksim & Other Outlets Across The Country

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/hafizmustafa1864

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