For most of us, coffee is as an essential part of our day, especially when we have so much to do and need to stay focused. I personally cannot recall a study session without the company of a cup of coffee. And now that ‘winter is coming’ what is better than a good cup of coffee to keep us warm and concentrated?
Having been visiting multiple coffee shops, I recognized that the coffee scene is improving considerably in Ankara. However, everyone has their favorite blend, likes and dislikes when it comes to coffee shops. Personally, the best coffee shops are those with free Wi-Fi, nice and bright space, and of course a high quality coffee.
Here is a list of coffee shops that I recommend based on my own experience as I have been wandering around coffee shops in Ankara:
1. Caribou Coffee
For a delicious Salted Caramel Latte and Hot Chocolate
As Caribou’s slogan says “Life is short. Stay awake for it!” I would also add, life is too short for bad coffee. Caribou coffee is a franchised coffee shop and perhaps one of my favorites in Ankara. They have a great selection of latte menu and mouthwatering freshly baked muffin cakes.
Caribou provides study rooms for students and workers, which take up to 6 people that give you all the space you need to get your work done. There are many branches of Caribou Coffee in Ankara. However, my favorite is the one in Armada shopping center and Tragon Towers business center.
If you ever get to visit Caribou, do not miss their Hot Milk Chocolate, and thank me later!
Check them out: http://www.cariboucoffee.com.tr/subelerimiz
2. Arabica Coffee HouseA cozy place after a long busy day
As the sign at the shop says, “The Proof is in the cup”. Arabica Coffee House is the place to go for high-quality coffee beans and brewing expertise. The house roasts the finest selection of Arabica beans that you will enjoy having in its cozy environment and fascinating interior design. The fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies from the oven will absolutely satisfy your taste buds. Ask for Crème brûlée latte with extra shot of perfect espresso. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
3. Kahve Dünyası For a coffee world and coffee goodies
Kahve Dünyası, which translates to ‘The World of Coffee’, is indeed a world of coffee that will leave you baffling. Kahve Dunyasi has a sophisticated coffee menu that not only offers variety of drinks but also everything you can possibly imagine with coffee flavors. You can find coffee beans covered with chocolate, dipped in coffee and Turkish delight. What I really like about this coffee shop is the packaging of grounded coffee beans and chocolate. It is one of my favorite destinations for goodies and gifts.
4. Illy Espresso Coffee
Illy coffee is one of the famous Italian coffee roasting company that specializes in espresso. The coffee shop has a bright space located in Armada Shopping Center. The best part about having coffee in this place is that you have the option to customize every drink you order and tell them your prefernces.
Make sure to try the coconut latte as it is a popular drink at Illy.
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Stay tuned for more coffee shops and cafes to explore! Until then, enjoy your cup of coffee.