Hafız Mustafa Confectionary
Hafız Mustafa Confectionary was founded in 1864 during the first years of Sultan Abdulaziz’s reign in the Ottoman Empire, at the shop number 86 on the street now known as Hamidiye street which is located in Bahçekapı-Eminönü, by Ismail Hakkı Zade who had migrated from Orta District of Çankırı to Istanbul to become a moneylender. Ismail Hakkı Zade began to make a candy called “akide” (rock candy) in the basement floor of his shop by using a grinding mortar. While Ismail Hakkı Zade was operating the shop, his son Hafız Mustafa was working as a volunteer muezzin at Arpacılar Mosque near the shop. He at the same time worked at his father’s shop. It is known that it was Hafız Mustafa who invented and produced “poğaça” (palm size buns with or without filling). He managed to attract more customers by making pastry buns along with candies. Hafiz Mustafa had improved himself on the business, and eventually took over the shop from his father. Between 1926 and 1938, he won 11 medals in Europe in the field of confectionary.
Hocapasa Mahallesi Muradiye Caddesi
No: 51, Sirkeci - Fatih - Istanbul,
34080 Sirkeci Eminönü / Istanbul
Tel:+90 (212) 527 66 54
Fax:+90 (212) 513 36 11
e-mail: [email protected]