A great getaway from Istiklal hustle. Calm down with a glass of mint lemonade or Turkish tea with a chocolate cake. It's not a lunch place but you can have a sigara boregi – cigar-shaped pastry with feta cheese and potatoes. The owner is the famous photographer Ara Güler who modestly named the place after himself. You can spot his pictures on the walls and him in person at the next table – look for an old grey-bearded man.