A terrace floor in an old, wooden apartment building in Bebek forms the setting for one of the loveliest café-restaurants in the city. The light colour scheme complements the place’s period features; meanwhile, you can sit back and observe as your meal is prepared in the open kitchen. Breakfast, lunches and dinners are all good here (and not too formal), and you can stop in for a coffee or a pitcher of one of the house cocktails and enjoy the chic company. Note that this spot is one of the few places in Istanbul that serves decent bacon, so it’s worth the trip if you’re missing your porky fry-ups (which are served via elegant eggs Benedict and the like). The only drawback, from your point of view is that Mangerie is in Bebek, and you probably aren’t.