With twelve offshoots across Istanbul and Ankara, House Café is the definition of a successful franchise. Yet it hasn’t lost any personality along with the expansion: you’ll have to look elsewhere for soulless formula. Its Caddebostan location is surely one of the more charming, with enviable views from its top-floor terrace.
You wouldn’t just come here for the view, though, and happily the food is well worth the trip. The menu is an ever-changing beast, reliant on fresh seasonal produce, but there are also staples that are available all year round. Increasingly popular amongst the brunching crew, it’s an ideal place to go with a crowd for a Sunday afternoon dissection of the previous night’s events.