Vildan Ay

Istanbul

Spotter since 2018

My spots (21)

Nail Kitabevi & Cafe – Bookstore around the corner

"Nail Kitabevi & Cafe" in Istanbul is in a historical baroque, rococo-style building. I come here for peace of mind and a nice cup of coffee with my book!

arts&culture
Art & culture
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
shopping
Shopping

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Vildan

Ay

Apartıman Yeniköy – Fine dining for good price

"Apartıman Yeniköy" in Istanbul is a restaurant ideal for dinner or lunch with friends -- if you like creative, chef-inspired yet cheap, delicious dishes.

restaurants
Restaurants

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Vildan

Ay

Velvet Cafe – A gem in Balat

"Velvet Cafe" in Istanbul's old quarter Balat is a perfect reflection of this neighborhood. It's a homelike, cozy, antique place. Definitely try the halva!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

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Vildan

Ay

Tarihi Karadeniz Döner – One of the best döner

"Tarihi Karadeniz Döner" in Istanbul is the only kebab place in the area which has a queue, and this should tell you enough. A bit fatty, but so delicious.

snacks
Snacks

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Vildan

Ay

Cihangir Sosyal Tesisleri – This view made me think

"Cihangir Sosyal Tesisleri", or Social Facilities in Cihangir, Istanbul, is a large budget restaurant inspired by the Ottoman past. It made me think...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

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Vildan

Ay

Van Kahvaltı Evi – For an authentic breakfast

"Van Kahvaltı Evi" in Istanbul makes all-day breakfast from Eastern Turkey. I always bring visitors to my city here. It's cheap and good!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

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Vildan

Ay

Kase No: 16 – A break from usual takeaway meals

"Kase No: 16" is a bowl-centric restaurant in Istanbul. It's a solid option for quick, super-healthy lunch/dinner. I recommend the Buddha Bowl!

restaurants
Restaurants

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Vildan

Ay

Blum Coffee House – Perfect cafe to work or meet up

"Blum Coffee House" in Istanbul is my choice for work or leisure. I love the clean, inviting, Instagrammy decoration & their tasty, super-healthy desserts!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Vildan

Ay

About me

About me
This is what I enjoy the most: exploring and sharing what I've found with others. I am a storyteller. I am collector of good memories in life. I am one of those friends you ask for a good place to dine, cafe to take your SO etc. Just ask me about anything that I might know. It is my passion and pleasure to share the joy I find in life.

Why Istanbul
Istanbul is like life itself. It is big, complicated, chaotic, full of surprises, dreadful and fascinating at the same time. I adore life. I accept the way it is and enjoy every second of this blend of suffering and joy.

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