“If you want to grab the kids and have a late breakfast -or healthy lunch- with the kids on the weekend, go visit Fotini Cafe in Arnavutköy. It’s a wonderful kids friendly space. Safely leave your kids in the play room and enjoy the summer days in the cute space.
Blogger Meltem Biciog / @kokoshanne

 

Blog Yazarı Meltem Biciog / @kokoshanne

"We came to an amazing place with the kids. A shout out to all moms. If you want to have your breakfast calmly and maintain conversations, do come. They have a play room and even better they have a nanny in there. Lila and Yama. are both in the room now and I am enjoying my meal while sipping on a still warm cup of tea and talking to my friend. Hooray."
Blogger Yonca Kunacav / @yoncakunacav


 

Blog Yazarı Yonca Kunacav / @yoncakunacav

Some spaces have a distinct charm; they are warm and sincere. They in fact feel like your home. One of these is Fotini, hidden within Arnavutköy, it is located on the bottom floor of a wooden building from the 1900’s. You feel a certain familiarity upon entering, which is curated by the very welcoming Lena who is the owner of the place. It is this exact thing that all restaurant owners must acknowledge. The ulterior goal is quite simple: the customer should come to your restaurant to be happy. To accomplish this is beyond flavors, service, design, or this and that. I was pleased beyond expectation from everything that I ate at Fotini so I don’t have any specific recommendations. You can be at ease. But I must add to not skip the Hunkar Begendi dish in the photo with a glass of wine. Speaking of wine, Fotini at the moment is selling Assyrian wines from a producer from Mardin named Slihuh. The reason behind this is because Lena when visiting Mardin met with the producers and really liked them and their wines. It is as simple as that. I must add that the tastings and samplings are ongoing at Fotini to create a well curated wine menu. The Rakı lovers should not be disappointed because the monthly Saturday Rakı nights should provide them with the atmosphere to enjoy their drinks in this magical historical building. Besides this is a dog friendly space, wish I had come with Arye, I bet she would love it here.
Doğuhan - Sürat Atış I @adimadimgurme
December 2016


 

Doğuhan - Sürat Atış I @adimadimgurme

Aralık 2016

What matters to you most when you go out? To me the atmosphere, service and thoughtfulness matters as much as the food. The purpose isn’t to become full, I care about the total experience.
@fotinicafe is one of the few places I can experience this. They serve at a cute mansion in Arnavutköy with their freshly updated menu.
The owner, Lena has brought in her elegance and energy into both the space and he menu so well that it is awe-inspiring. I found the air of this old and warm mansion to be ideal for wine and tapas, but I also found out they have Rakı nights on Saturdays. The chef is from Antakya so I bet the tapas will be delicious. I suggest you put this place on your bucket list , you won’t regret it. 
Begüm Ölcer I @tasty_trips
Aralık 2016

 

Begüm Ölcer I @tasty_trips

Aralık 2016

“Cocktails being prepared at Fotini Cafe in Arnavutköy. In the background you see a glimpse of the exhibition that they are hoeting. The space that is at the entrance of a wooden mansion is just like a home. Lena, who you see in the picture, attends to every single customer, gives them information regarding the food and asks for comments. The Saturnay night Rakı event is a must go.

Kenan Yıldırım I @gezmelerdeyim
December 2016

Kenan Yıldırım I @gezmelerdeyim

Aralık 2016

”I can’t even describe this place that I have come to this evening, and how much I enjoyed myself. I’ve always adored places that have a soul, a history and unique energies. Today I found myself transported to a apecial place located on a small street. It is Fotini in Arnavutköy and believe me it is very interesting here. I dont know how many generations far back but this old house has become a cute cafe. most importantly it is a home, and children play in the back room. I absolutely loved loved loved it."
Onur Erol I @onurrollstyle
March 2016


 

Onur Erol I @onurrollstyle

Mart 2016

Dear Fotini family, thank you so much for the wonderful celebration of my three year old son’s birthday party on March 15. I am truly grateful for the joy you created for Bahri. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPACE A MOM COULD ENCOUNTER...”
Selda Altınbaş 

Selda Altınbaş Toran

Mart 2016

'“Reasonably priced, they have a cute play room and nursing area, all eggs are organic. Their weekend breakfast was very pleasant, at least we got to have a conversation while at breakfast. :) Hoping for more spaces like this to exist, may this be the recommendation of the day.”
Photographer Gözde Kumru / @gozdekumru


 

Kopie von -Fotoğrafcı Gözde Kumru / @gozdekumru  ​

DO YOU WANT TO EAT A SAUSAGE HESITATION-FREE? Then I recommend you go to @fotinicafe in Beşiktaş Arnavutköy this weekend. Why “hesitation-free”? Because @fotinicafe gets all their meat products from Güvenal Farms (@guvenalgurme). (They say there is nothing other than meat and spices in the sausages. The sausage is served with fresh greens. The meat platter has smoked entrecôte and pastrami, no artificial salami or ham products. @fotinicafe goes beyond the standard breakfast. Aside from your regular cheeses, honey, jams and fried dough, they bring three very special tapas you can serve on bread. Hummus, pomegranate infused seaweed and eggplant nuhammara. All three deserve 5 stars. Besides, the breakfast versions of the tapas don’t have garlic in them, so you don’t spend all day with garlic breath. (Isn’t this the most thoughtful thing?) Here’s another quality to this place: they have a cute children’s room in the back. On top of it, it is led by a baby sitter. If you are with a child it is recommended you bring a pair of slippers with you because they don’t allow shoes in the play room. The breakfast proces range from 24-66₺ per person. The 66₺ breakfast platter for two is phenomenal.
Mutlu Tonbekci I @gezginsincap
November 2016

 

Mutlu Tonbekci I @gezginsincap

Kasım 2016

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