We came across this cafe completely on accident while walking through Antakya (Antioche) on our last night.
It’s a cozy little spot with plenty of chess tables and people sipping tea with a newspaper in hand. The cafe is conveniently located above a bookstore but you can’t really tell. A small sign in the bookstore with “Cafe” and an arrow pointing up lead us to this little spot. We spent an hour here relaxing and enjoying a bit of the Turkish intellectual life.
For more information about this little spot, here’s their card: