Week #26: Draw me an Elephant

Whenever I think of breakfast, Karaköy keeps on calling me. And it keeps on surprising me as well. The gentrification of the area has been developing really fast in the last few years. I don’t know if this is good or bad news for the local people, but it certainly brings variety in the localContinue reading “Week #26: Draw me an Elephant”

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 #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 #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 #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”

Coffee & Co. My favourite places in Istanbul.

Turkish coffee is a famous all over the world, however, çay is probably still the most consumed hot drink in Turkey. We could say that Turks cannot survive a day without drinking tea. It forms an important part of daily rituals and Turkish culture. But the coffee culture has been conquering Istanbul lately.   Coffee shopsContinue reading “Coffee & Co. My favourite places in Istanbul.”