Balikcilar Kahvesi which means fishermen’s café house in English is located on top of the fish market. It was made like a club for fishermen at first, where they could gather and socialize. By time, for its great location overlooking the harbor and reasonable prices, it became a popular place among the locals.
The entrance is from the stairs at the right of the fish market. Don’t expect any luxury, but enjoy the atmosphere. Fishermen’s café is open 24 hours. A simple breakfast is served, and Gozleme (Turkish style pan cake) is worth trying. Fresh fish, soft and alcoholic drinks are available.