Our favourite cafés and bars
In this section we have included our favourite places to have a tea or coffee or a beer. These are our personal recommendations and as they say, different strokes for different folks! All the places we mention serve a wide variety of soft drinks, teas, coffees and other hot drinks as well as alcoholic drinks of all sorts.
As an aside, you will often be offered apple tea (elma çayı in Turkish). If you like it, that's fine, but you should know that it is just powdered form of artificial flavourings and colourings and also known as turist çayı (tourist tea!). Turkish tea is served without milk or lemon in little tulip-shaped glasses and is an acquired taste; I love it, some people hate it and long for Tetley's teabags!