My favourite area of Istanbul? Most definitely the café lined streets of Karaköy, just behind Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamami, where tangled vines stretched across the open space creating a coffee lovers hideaway. Perfect for catching up with friends, people watching or just escaping the noise of the city with a good book or newspaper...
wandering through the café lined, pedestrian streets in Karaköy, Istanbul
There were so many cool, creative cafés in Istanbul that after a few days I started taking photos of some of my favourites. Here's a quick snapshot of the variety on offer...
drip café, Istanbul
inside one of the many coffee shops we visited, Istanbul
Que Tal café, Istanbul
coffee inside a pickle shop?
the one and only Brew Lab, Istanbul
would you like some live guitar music with your espresso?
my favourite - life is short!
Happy coffee guzzling Thursday! Hope that hot drink gets you through your day!