When you are not looking for a wild night out; or when you would rather spend less, yet eat good; look no further than the cafes of Istanbul.
Cafes of Istanbul will let you leisurely soak in ambiance of Istanbul, rubbing elbows with fellow locals. Most cafes of Istanbul are much more upscale than one could imagine. Thus you might while away an afternoon at perhaps House Cafe in Teşvikiye / Nisantasi; but you might end up for drinks later at House Cafe Ortaköy as you jump start the night.
Like House Cafe and Kitchnette, some cafes have become well-branded; such that they have many branches around the city. Others appear and disappear with time; but most have in common tasty treats, well-rounded local crowd and a lively atmosphere during the day. Night at some of them continue to be loud and noisy; whilst other lots of serenity with good and live music.
Muallim Naci Caddesi 64 Kurucesme
Where magnificent view defines "high point" of a place... For a serene night out... read more
Hariyre Caddesi 12
Mellow cocktails, live music, tasty finger food, good crowd... read more
Cevdetpasa Caddesi no:60 Bebek
Conceptual place with different floors serving a different purpose... read more
Asmalımescit Mah., Şehbender Sokak No:5
Ticarethane Sokak 8 (off Divan Yolu)
Printing house serving Mediterranean fare... read more
Divan Yolu 2 Caddesi No : 2