- Although mistakenly immortalized as a dark 60s hippie drug den in '24:00 Express', it's now hard to comprehend that the Pudding Shop fed an entire generation of long-haired flower power babies traveling the overland hippie trail to India over 30 years ago. Idris Çölpan opened the shop in 1954 as a bakery and pudding shop and soon found himself dispensing food, loving care and the occasional bed to out-of-luck hippies. He was also the first man in Turkey to import Nescafé. These days, you push your tray along a stainless steel counter choosing cheap, unexceptional Turkish fare. It's only really memorable as an historical footnote.
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