In Istanbul there are several districts like Sisli and Besiktas. In this last area there’s a neighborhood called Ortakoy where Maayke and I often walked around in between castings. This one time we were looking for a spot to drink some nice coffee, since most places there only have Turkish coffee, which is waayyy to strong for me! We walked pasted a nice Italian looking little shop called Caffe Casa and decided to give it a try.. We were not disappointed! We could order delicious coffee, cappuccinos and lattes there. I know we walked in the first time looking for a decent cup of coffee, but I have to say that their minted lemonade was my favorite. You definitely need to try this one. You’ll thank me later! 😉
We also had the pleasure to meet Ozan, who was the manager of the place and also a photographer. He told us to try their cheesecake and off course we couldn’t resist. The cheesecake was excellent and since then we would stop by Caffe Casa to taste new delicious treats and enjoy the drinks and the lovely company.
If you visit Istanbul, make sure to drop by Caffe Casa, have a drink and a bite and say Hi to Ozan for me!
Photos taken by Ozan Zorşahin