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Pierre-Loti Cafe'

Located on the top of the hill, close to Eyüp Sultan Mosque,placed a small old cafe called The same name of a French author who lived in Golden Horn/Ýstanbul in the 19th century. He lived in Eyüp Sultan, and he was such a Turk lover that people called him by the Turkish name "Arif Efendi" and introduced him as a real Turkish citizien. He visited this cafe frequently and wrote most of the old Ýstanbul novels when resting this small cafe. He was so friendly and loved by local people that this place became the "Pierre Loti Cafe" after his leaving the country. In most of his novels, he tells of the poor old Ýstanbul lives and happy days he lived in this country. The cafe is decorated in old Turkish antique carpets and rugs and serves only Turkish coffee/tea and refreshments--no alcohol is served by traditional costumed waiters, which cost you only 3-5 USD/5-10 YTL.

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