Cafe Ara was a perfect stop on a rainy chilly day in the Taksim/Beyoglu part of Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey.
The cafe is named after a magnificent Turkish photographer who worked in Istanbul and whose large format black and white images adorn the walls along with colorful antique kitchen and home items.
Ara Guler is the namesake for the cafe and it is not to be missed if you are in the area just pop in and see his photography. This is a good starting or finishing point for an art gallery crawl in the neighborhood.
Whether you're hungry for a hearty Mediterranean meal or just looking to sip an amazing Turkish Coffee this spot is going to take care of your cravings.