Pleasures for Years


The House Café

The House Café brand originated in 2002 with the opening of the first branch in a typical 1960’s building in Teşvikiye. The first House Café drew attention for its cozy and contemporary interiors, as well its unique atmosphere achieved through an eclectic mix of authentic objects, antiques and finely locally crafted furniture. Upon opening its doors, The House Café was an immediate hit with sophisticated and metropolitan locals, becoming one of Istanbul’s most-loved and sought after destinations.

With the opening of a second branch in Ortaköy in 2005 The House Café embarked upon its journey of becoming one of the country’s most loved and successful café-restaurant chains. It was also at this time that we first began to work with the internationally renowned multidisciplinary design studio Autoban, a firm that is responsible for award-winning international projects across architecture, interiors, product and experiential design. This partnership has defined the signature look and identity of The House Café and Autoban continues to undertake the architectural design of all House Café branches today.

Since the day we opened, our philosophy and approach has centered around providing thoughtful service, fostering connection and community with our clientele and team, and making a difference as a leader in the sector.

The House Café prides itself as being one of the most trustworthy cafes in the sector, offering fresh, superior and healthy products in a family and friendly environment. As well as catering to international tastes, our menu is strongly rooted in the culture of local Turkish cuisine with delicious dishes that feel like home. Our menu changes twice a year in close observance of changing international food & beverage trends, and with our own special touch to create a truly unique and special selection.

Since 2002, our company’s primary goal has been to provide absolute customer satisfaction by serving high quality products in accordance with regulatory food & beverage standards and maintaining the highest quality service with a professional and experienced team who are socially and environmentally responsible.


  • To guarantee fulfilled and happy customers by offering the highest quality of service and products in an authentic, comfortable and cozy environment.
  • To take care of customers with a compassionate and respectful team, made up of sincere and empathetic individuals who come to work everyday with passion and enthusiasm.
  • To stay atop of developing global trends, be creative and innovative and bring the best to our team, our customers, and our suppliers.
  • To be a trailblazer and market leader amongst fellow café&restaurant chains in the sector.
  • To sustain profitability and added value in all of our branches, initiatives and ventures.
  • To be socially & environmentally responsible.
  • To initiate and pursue different projects that compliment and support our existing business model.
  • To maintain and protect our leadership in the food & beverage sector with superior products & genuine service
  • To follow and research global trends in the sector in order to create socially & environmentally responsible products for our customers.
  • To obtain a secured place in the global market and represent our country with competitive marketing strategies.
  • To strive for improvement constantly and become an example-setting international food & beverage brand.
  • Kindness, empathy, respect, sincerity
  • Community & connection
  • Confidentiality
  • Protection of personal data and privacy
  • Respect for the law & work ethics
  • Respect for employee & human rights, and a commitment to employee development
  • Quality, design & environmental responsibility
  • Social responsibility
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Leadership and continuity