Papillon inc
cafe bar club

You'll see the green light... climb stairs to the top floors, find this amazing spot. Full of plants, sofas, chill music, general coolness.. Daytime cafe-break, garden swing & sounds around. Later we find here one of ‘THE’ late night hangouts...good coctails & shots & beers (best price in the neighborhood!). Arrive before 8pm and enjoy happy hour till 11pm! ... stay till sunrise.

Beyoglu Hüseyinaga Mah. Balo Sok. 31/4,

Taksim back end of fish market

Tazmania hostel
local vibes & chill

It's like staying at your best friends house in Istanbul... totally chilled out, small, simple, clean, super­friendly hostel in a less discovered but truly AWESOME part of town. Smoke a free shisha on the patio & get informed....staff knows EVERYthing about the area...enjoy Besiktas vibes.
+90 212 2274130


Sehit Asim. Cad No:60 Besiktas

buses DT1-25T40T-42T from Taksim

awesome cafe & vintage store

Little Eden in Kadiköy with a creative interior, (you can buy most the furniture and decor) loving vibes, home cooked food, garden tables and resident cats.

Day time food, breakfast, brunch, lunch, early dinner, meat, veggie & vegan options, fresh juices, smoothies, daily specials, home-made ice cream. Designers & records bazaar, Club Mate events every month.

Must visit. +90 542 895 1310


Ihlas Sk. No:17 Kadiköy

walk from Kadiköy ferry

Kune Petro Cafe
all day breakfast & lunch

Ask a local about breakfast- and they’ll bring you here- wonderful all-home-made things, from top quality ingredients: eggs, crepes, pasta types, sweets, cookies & cakes & ice cream and of course coffee & local wines too. Sunny interior, very friendly people and the special vibes of Besiktas.

Maşuklar Yokuşu sok. no 4 A Beşiktaş

buses DT1-25T40T-42T from Taksim

Lemur Store
local designs

Need a truly unique, timeless gift? Lemur loves spirit, local designers, good stuff & they share it ALL with you.... From brands to local designs, from clothing to art, from postcards to art nouvelles, from good beat to a bottle of clubmate. Inspiring, special products. Pass by, experience, listen to good music.

Sarraf Ali Sk. No:16/B, 34710 Kad?köy

walk from Kadiköy ferry