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Galata Konak Cafe8
Why locals love it
This delightful top floor restaurant and café offers a fantastic panorama of Istanbul. If there’s a long queue at the Galata Tower and you still fancy seeing the city from the sky, head here for an almost identical view.
Why you should visit it
The owners of this place have run a pâtisserie since 1975, so you can expect a wide range of delicious cakes, pastries and other baked goods. They also serve salads, sandwiches and meat dishes. Keep in mind that the prices are above average.
Order a cup of tea or coffee, soak up the views and watch the seagulls as they fly overhead.