ADA Café & Bookstore

  Ada (which means “island” in turkish) is known for it’s extensive collection of books and music, but relocated to the Istiklal Street in Beoglu, and now not only has a fully stocked bar but is also drawing in crowds with it’s great kitchen serving food all day long. It has super friendly service and…

Midpoint – Lunch break on the Istiklal

A month ago, Midpoint Café & Restaurant opened up its eighth branch. Right in the middle of the busy Istiklal street, right off of Taksim square. They have a large spacious area that is covered for the colder months, and a beautiful roof terrace where the windows open completely and allow you to enjoy the sunshine.…

Duble Meze Bar – Turkish Tapas

Located in Pera in the city center, this very special place offers a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere with a variety of modern turkish tapas and a panoramic view. If you climb up passing through the narrow streets of Pera you will be rewarded with glittering views of the Golden Horn that is laid lengthways in front…

Ara Café – a nice break from hustling Istiklal

The cozy Ara Café is situated below the atelier of turkey’s most significant photographer- Ara Güler. It is situated in a narrow side street of the bustling Istiklal and is a welcome relaxing break from the shopping masses. All photographs on the walls and placemats are designed by Ara himself, and their menu is Mediterranean- Turkish…