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, asContinue reading “Week #14: Swing in a Village”

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 decidedContinue reading “Week #13: A Terrace above the Bazaar”

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 goodContinue reading “Week #12: Early Birds Get the Best View”

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 notContinue reading “Week #11: Dandy”

Week #10: Vanilla Sky

This weekend spring we could get a taste of spring. Finally! So eating breakfast out and chasing some sunshine seemed like a perfect idea. The road (or a stomach, who knows) led me to one of my favourite neighbourhoods: Balat. I haven’t visited Fener and Balat for a few months, so every time I comeContinue reading “Week #10: Vanilla Sky”

Week #9: Something different, something more

Another breakfast, again in Teşvikiye, what kind of difference are you talking about, Spelayla??!!! Well, I am talking about self-service all you can eat breakfast. That is something different, right? And not only that, there is one more plus – less waste. Turkish breakfast can be just too big sometimes and there is a lotContinue reading “Week #9: Something different, something more”

Week #8: Wake up – Breakfast – Siesta – Dinner?

What is your perfect weekend plan? Mine would be something like waking up (not too early), going out for a good breakfast (in a good company), then wandering around Istanbul and taking some rest … and before you know, it’s time for a dinner and in a blink of an eye, Sunday is over. ThisContinue reading “Week #8: Wake up – Breakfast – Siesta – Dinner?”

Week #7: A Kaymak made in Heaven

Week number seven was a delicious surprise. This time I decided to stroll down from the Şişhane metro stop towards Karaköy and find a nice breakfast place on my way. When I passed the Galata tower I turned left, because I recalled that I once saw a “Wonka” sign. When I saw a “Wonka” sign again IContinue reading “Week #7: A Kaymak made in Heaven”

Week #6: Don’t judge a breakfast place by its name

I enjoyed this week’s breakfast in a neighbourhood which translates a Windmill, which belongs to municipality of a Village of a Muslim Judge in a place called Mould or a Rot. Not really attractive, right?  Well, don’t judge a book by its cover, or better said, don’t judge a breakfast place by its name! TheContinue reading “Week #6: Don’t judge a breakfast place by its name”