Week #34: A Hidden Balcony

Karaköy and Kadıköy seem to be two neighbourhoods where breakfast options seem infinite. Since I moved to Kadıköy a few months ago, it has become much easier to explore this side of Istanbul. (Though my idea, when I started with the #52breakfasts project in 2018 was to cover most parts of Istanbul equally, it nowContinue reading “Week #34: A Hidden Balcony”

Week #33: Croissant, S’il Vous Plait.

The Turkish language has borrowed (and adapted) many words from other languages. Besides Arabic and Persian, French vocabulary is also quite well represented. You might have been in a rush to the train gar, or twisted your tongue trying to pronounce küaför… I have a piece of good news: kruvasan might look a silly spellingContinue reading “Week #33: Croissant, S’il Vous Plait.”

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 #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 #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”