The Pierre Loti cafe is a rather modest teahouse that offers a variety of non-alcoholic drinks as well as basic snacks. It’s the location and the spectacular views over the Golden Horn that make this place worthwhile. Since the cafe is dedicated to Pierre Loti (see below), the furniture and the waiter’s clothes refer to the end of the 19th century.
The wooden framed and blue tiled interior is filled with furniture and black and white photos from the late 19th century. At night the terrace is illuminated, and through the silhouettes of the cemetery trees you can see the lights of the Golden Horn shoreline and the minarets of Eyüp Mosque
The legend has it that during his stay in Istanbul in 1876, Pierre Loti gazed from this exact location over the Golden Horn in search of inspiration for his literary masterpiece Aziyadé