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”

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 #3: A Cup of Tea in Karaköy

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.   You might find some poetry hidden on yourContinue reading “Week #3: A Cup of Tea in Karaköy”

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”

52 (Turkish) Breakfast Ideas

New year, new me breakfast! Who doesn’t like this very Turkish tradition of having a late breakfast on the weekend? Even better if in a bigger group of people, when your table is full of breakfast delights? I am definitely one of the biggest Turkish breakfast lovers, so here is my goal for 2018: discover aContinue reading “52 (Turkish) Breakfast Ideas”

Eurobasket 2017: Green, Green, jumping Green

Today the final match of Eurobasket 2017 will be played between Slovenia and Serbia. It seems that Isnabulites haven’t really noticed that they are hosting basketball championship, however, it’s a big news in Slovenia. There is no one who hasn’t heard about today’s match in Slovenia and it will be even more interesting since weContinue reading “Eurobasket 2017: Green, Green, jumping Green”

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 💗”