My next #breakfast destination is hidden between iş hans (office blocks) and bazaars in Karaköy. It’s not located where the most fashionable coffee shops in Tophane/Karaköy area are, but it’s on the other side of Karaköy, close to the Arab camii and just behind the Tünel entrance.
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Dem Karaköy is definitely my cup of tea: beautiful interior design infused with the smell of freshly infused tea and, of course, a good breakfast. Besides the usual simit, bal and kaymak and omelette choices, here they offer also more healthy breakfast options: avocado toasts and salads. And a variety of tea to choose from. I am sorry, but coffee lovers won’t be happy in this tea heaven: they don’t serve any type of coffee, except the basic Turkish coffee.
What was my choice? Omelette with avocado salad and Chai tea. I loved small green olives in yummy olive oil that were served on the side.
It’s a small place and gets pretty busy on weekends, so I recommend you to reserve your spot. I came during the week when it was pretty empty. If you are searching for place to work during the week and you had enough of Starbucks, then this might be a good alternative.
Adress: Arap Cami Mah. Söğüt Sok. No: 1 Eski Posta Han, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul. They also have another branch in Moda; Caferağa Mah., Şair Nefi Sok. 9/A, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul.
P. S.: If you really like Turkish tea, this might not be a place for you, as many other types of tea are served. Same goes for Turkish coffee. But if you live abroad, Amazon can save you: they actually sell Turkish Tea; glasses for Turkish tea and a Tea pot to cook it.