Want a bit more than chai and baklava? Backhaus in Nisantasi is a trendy coffee shop with a huge spread of pastries, deserts and even main meals. You can also find a few international dishes which are of a good standard. If you like German bread they have that too!
I suggest you sit outside on their terrace (wearing big sunglasses if you want to fit in with the crowd here) and watch the world go by. The only problem I found was understanding the extensive Turkish menu. No tourists in sight and no English menu – a good indication that Backhaus is where the local people of Nisantasi go for a coffee, breakfast or lunch.
Backhaus, Valikonagi Cad. akkavak Sk. No:12, Nisantasi, Istanbul – Turkey