Beautiful arcade rococo style…
If you are in Istanbul, you must make a stop at Çiçek Pasajı (Flower Arcade) and enjoy a drink. It’s a classic. Enter the arcade from Istiklal by going into the building called Cité de Péra. There are more than 20 restaurants inside, all next to each other serving essentially the same food mostly to tourists.
Sit outside so you can people watch and listen to gypsy musicians playing local songs. Don’t expect too much from the food; it’s good but nothing amazing. But it’s great for a drink or two and watch the people go by.
Open for lunch and dinner.
We like: Bira (beer), patates kızartması ve mayonez (french fries and mayo).