The name Selamlique derives from the selamlık of old Turkish mansions, villas and palaces. These were the sections of the house where visitors were greeted, meetings were held and guests entertained. Isolated from harem, the inner sections of the house, selamlık is named after the word selam, greeting, because visitors were often received, thus greeted, here. When Selamlique chose its name, it aimed to draw attention to the socializing force of Turkish coffee, a drink generally accompanied by conversation, while at the same time welcoming everyone to its extraordinary selamlık.