Week #32: Back to (Delicious) Basics

Hello breakfast lovers! I has been a month or two since I have published my previous breakfast recommendation. In this period, an interesting and also concerning article was published in Turkish media: popular and often too big to eat serpme breakfasts are the infamous contributors to food waste in Turkey. According to Turkish Foundation for […]

Week #31: Eggs Benedict (Again)

Like the previous week, this week I have visited another place, which I knew more like a bar. Breakfast here did not disappoint at all! It was much better than I expected…and guess what, they do serve Eggs Benedict with salmon! I have found Eggs Benedict in a few places around Istanbul, but these were […]

Week #30: Breakfast Universe

I would probably never had gone to brekafast to this place, if my friends didn’t invite me here. Not because it looks bad, but because I would never guess that a pub actually serves breakfast. And a huge one! It has been a few months ago, that I have visited Kosmos in Beşiktaş. I remember […]

Week #29: Freshly Baked Bread

Istanbul has many bakeries, however it is not always easy to find a sourdough bread. This place not only serves a sourdough bread for breakfast, but also bakes it. It is served fresh and warm…and you can even buy a loaf of bread and take it home.

Week#28: Big yet Affordable Breakfast Plate

I don’t know if it’s is to blame the free fall of the Turkish Lira or something else for the breakfast price increase. Whatever the reason, it is not very likely that the prices will go down. Luckily one can still find affordable and big breakfast plates. Personally, I do prefer good quality ingredients, fresh […]

Week #26: Draw me an Elephant

Whenever I think of breakfast, Karaköy keeps on calling me. And it keeps on surprising me as well. The gentrification of the area has been developing really fast in the last few years. I don’t know if this is good or bad news for the local people, but it certainly brings variety in the local […]

Week #25: Breakfast at Coffe Shop

Çapa neighbourhood in Istanbul’s Fatih district is not among the popular breakfast destinations in the city. However, due to its relatively young population (there are 2 big Medical Faculties in the neighbourhood or very close to it, besides that, it is located between 3 universities) more and more new coffee places have been opening their […]

Week #24: Affordable Breakfast at the Old City

Touristic places tend to be overpriced, but luckily you can always find some affordable places. Istanbul’s Süleymaniye neighbourhood has always been famous for its bean dish (kurufasulye) and recently more and more terrace cafes with nice Golden Horn views are being opened in the area. I have written about two of them already. One quite […]

Week#23: Croissant & Coffee & More

Karaköy is one of the liveliest, however a bit hidden neighbourhoods. A few years ago, this old port neighbourhood was rather empty, but as days pass by, more and more new bars, restaurants and coffee shops are opening there. It is also one of my favourite breakfast destinations in town. In my #52breakfasts project, I […]

Week #22: The House Which Never Disapoints

Beşiktaş is one of those places known among the breakfast lovers. You can enjoy your breakfast all day long, especially during the weekends. But more than the so-called Kahvaltıcılar sokağı (Breakfast street), I prefer the House Cafe on the corner of the Akaretler street. Although I always have mixed feelings when it comes to a […]