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 quiteContinue reading “Week #24: Affordable Breakfast at the Old City”

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, IContinue reading “Week#23: Croissant & Coffee & More”

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 aContinue reading “Week #22: The House Which Never Disapoints”

Week #21: Healthy Choice

In the past 20 weeks, I have tried many different breakfast locations around (and beyond) Istanbul. Even tough breakfasts seem the same, they differ a lot. One of the most important things is the quality of ingredients used for breakfast. Organic olives, homemade jam and butter, homemade bread, special cheese and kaymak… all these ‘details’Continue reading “Week #21: Healthy Choice”

Week #20: Home, Sweet Home

Let’s face it, Turkish breakfast tradition is great, but there is no way you could afford to follow it on a daily basis. It takes time and money to prepare it and then eat it. So here is what I actually have for breakfast on a regular working day, that means on a day whenContinue reading “Week #20: Home, Sweet Home”

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 EuropeanContinue reading “Week #19: Meloon”

Week 18: You Don’t Need a Passport For This Trip

Do you need an inspiration for your next travel? Are you on a budget but still want to enjoy your Turkish breakfast experience with a nice view? Then this is a place for you. Centric, very affordable and with a Bosphorus view. This breakfast place is big enough for big groups as well. And it’sContinue reading “Week 18: You Don’t Need a Passport For This Trip”

Week 17: Love from Beirut

In this week of my #52breakfasts challenge, I will take you on a journey to Beirut, Lebanon. Instead of a Turkish breakfast culture, let’s indulge into a Lebanese breakfast culture. This has been my first visit to Beirut and I’ve spent there just a few days, so I didn’t really have much time to discoverContinue reading “Week 17: Love from Beirut”

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 haveContinue reading “Week #16: The Golden Horn View”

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 someContinue reading “Week #15: Calling All Cheese Lovers”