Looking Back to 2019: Events That Surprised Istanbulites

We tought it would never happen, but here it is: The New Airport We knew that they were building it. We knew that they planned to build the biggest of them all. But we also kind of hope that they would cancel the project. There were many rumors about it (good and bad), but what […]

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 #19: Meloon

Istanbul keeps on surprising me. Every neighbourhood has its own vibes, its own face… Every time you think you’ve figured Istanbul out, it just smiles and you and shows you yet another face. This happens to me every time I go to the Asian side of Istanbul, which, as I have always lived in the European […]

Week #16: The Golden Horn View

What makes a perfect breakfast for you? For me, a delicious, fresh food and a good company. Breakfast has to give me a fuel for a day. However, some people go just for a nice view. I’ve noticed that many new terrace cafes have opened on the roofs between Süleymaniye and Eminönü districts. I have […]

Week #15: Calling All Cheese Lovers

A few years ago I wouldn’t believe you, but cheese can take you to paradise. I have discovered a yummy kaymak a few weeks ago (A Kaymak Made in Heaven) in the Galata district. When I was younger I didn’t like cheese at all. Then I started with the basics and now I love some […]

Week #14: Swing in a Village

Kadıköy, especially Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood is full of surprises. One can find many interesting cafes, restaurants and bars. I wrote about one of the most popular breakfast destination in the area before (check Week #6). This time I have visited another place, called Village. On a cold day, it can accommodate just a few people, as […]

Week #13: A Terrace above the Bazaar

Sultanahmet, Eminönü and Sirkeci areas are usually considered to be touristy areas, hence more expensive. But sometimes you need to give this area a second chance and explore it. New places are opening every year and some might surprise you in a positive way. After all the Instagram stories I have seen, I have decided […]

Week #12: Early Birds Get the Best View

Breakfast by the sea. Doesn’t it sound great? And in the city like Istanbul, there should be plenty of nice breakfast places by the sea. But are there? Some of them are too crowded, some of them are next to the busy road, some of them are too far and some only have a good […]

Week #11: Dandy

You have to take time for your breakfast. And for your friends. And I think that the concept of the Turkish breakfast brings together friends (or family) and food. Isn’t that a great concept? Weekend breakfasts are usually ideal time for gatherings and spending time with people close to you. But sometimes, this is not […]