Ada Cafe and Bookstore
Latitude / Longitude: 41.11141, 28.74145
Combining a chic cafe and bar with a decent collection of books and music, Ada - meaning 'Island' in Turkish - is a popular Istiklal Street hangout. This stylish joint refers to itself as 'the ultimate neighbourhood cafe', and despite its busy location, inside there's an emphasis on calm and cool.
Ada's literature and music section offers a mix of Turkish and international titles, and visitors are welcome to take books from the shelves and enjoy them with a glass of wine or coffee.
Ada Cafe & Bookstore serves a wide range of traditional local cuisine and ethnic dishes, complemented by the well-stocked bar.
This unique cafe and bookstore has featured in a number of respected publications, including the New York Times.
"The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream" - Jack Kerouac