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 theirContinue reading “Week #25: Breakfast at Coffe Shop”

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 #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 #5: A Garden on an Island

Have you always wanted to enjoy your Turkish breakfast in a quiet, nice and sunny garden? This spring you have a perfect excuse for a (breakfast) trip to Büyükada. Srgüzeşt Otel at Büyükada might not have a sea view, but their hidden garden is a great place for a relaxed breakfast. If the weather isContinue reading “Week #5: A Garden on an Island”

Week #4: Nothing Compares to Grandma’s Cooking

Mother’s food is always one of the best. The taste or smell itself can take you back to childhood… but grandmas food is a pure magic. Your grandma might not be in Istanbul, but there is a Grandma in Istanbul. That’s a great news, isn’t it? She ıs waiting for you every day, just behindContinue reading “Week #4: Nothing Compares to Grandma’s Cooking”

Week #2: Breakfast at Bahçeköy

This is one of my favourite places and (as you can see above) they are famous for their böreks. Tarihi Bilice Börekçisi gets quite busy during the weekends. The smell of freshly made börek attracts all Istanbulites to this rather hidden and not very centric breakfast place in Bahçeköy. Here you will find all varietisContinue reading “Week #2: Breakfast at Bahçeköy”

Week #1: Breakfast at Bebek

I have started 2018 with a short (after NYE party) run. We were lucky that the first day of the year was sunny and quite warm, so we decided to have a breakfast in Bebek. Our choice was Midpoint. Midpoint has many branches around Istanbul and the menu is always the same, of course, theContinue reading “Week #1: Breakfast at Bebek”

Where to: Turkish Breakfast 💗

Is there a person who doesn’t like a typical Turkish breakfast? I’ve never met anyone like that, quite the opposite, it’s the favourite ritual of many foreigners. But the question is: where shall we eat? I’ve been Turkish breakfasting quite a lot in the past month (yeah, my wallet probably hates the kahvaltı, but myContinue reading “Where to: Turkish Breakfast 💗”

Eating out: Foreign cuisines in Istanbul

Food, food, food! You can find many canteens, restaurants, fast food quiosques almost at every step you make in this crowded city. Once I read that even though in Istanbul live many foreigners and some minorities have been present in the city for centuries, there are surprisingly few restaurants with foreign cuisine. I do agreeContinue reading “Eating out: Foreign cuisines in Istanbul”