Breakfast has a very different meaning in Turkish culture, the translation “kahvaltı” means that it is a meal taken before Turkish coffee in order to enjoy it with a full stomach. And that’s how the words “kahve” and “altı” came together. Even though we tend not to spend much time on breakfast in our busy lives we all acknowledge the importance of breakfast. A well eaten breakfast will help you have a much more productive day. Of course, if we are to talk about Turkish breakfast specifically the uniqueness is undisputable, especially if it is a Sunday breakfast… Because for our culture food table also means conversation table. Along with the diversity and the wonderful taste of the ingredients what makes that breakfast unique are the heart-warming chats. We have selected 10 different places for you to enjoy your breakfasts with your own heart-warming chats. Here they are:
SÜT YUMURTA REÇEL
Address : Sanatçılar Street, No:30, Bahariye – Kadıköy
Telephone : +90 (216) 330 96 26
Working hours : 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Web : http://www.sutyumurtarecel.com/
This place will enhance your mornings with its motto “breakfast like it is your home”. The smiles of the its workers will shine through your tables. It is at the top of many lists for places where you can have breakfast. It is such a welcoming place that it allows you to hang the little notes you have written on the boards or pick up some of the humour magazines from the corner. The menus are also out of the ordinary. It has funny names like “Regular, Middle Regular, Crazy Filler” along with the local tastes. Those who are living in Istanbul but missing the taste of Boyoz should visit here as well. There are also alternatives for vegetarians and kids too. Have we told you that owner of the place is a dietitian, yet? This is the right place for sure!
Address : Osmanağa District, Hasırcıbaşı Road, No 31/B, Kadıköy
Telephone : +90 555 392 6752/ +90 533 282 6572
Working hours : 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
A cute place with a strange way of presenting Turkish cookery. 3D graphitises, service table in the shape of continents, it has a very different ambiance. For its visual aspects it is far from monotonous and creates a warm atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi is also available. We recommend to those who are fans of gramophone records to check out the record collection here. You may even bring along your own record if you desire. We are wondering on which continent you will have your breakfast today?
MODA VAN KAHVALTI
Address : Moda Road, No:163/A Kadıköy
Telephone : +90 216 418 3887
Working Hours : 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
If you are in Moda and haven’t had breakfast yet you should definitely visit here. It will leave a great first impression with its diversity on the menus for sure. You will feel like as if you were having breakfast at the garden of your house. The serving size is quite large and satisfying. Apart from the menus you are free order the ingredient separately to your liking. Along with its suitable prices which will leave butterflies in your stomach this place also provides local tastes as well. You won’t be disappointed.
KİBRİT KUTUSU CAFE
Address : Osmanağa District, Bahariye Road, Ali Suavi Street, No 3, Kadıköy
Telephone : +90216 449 9229
Working Hours : 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Web : http://kibritkutusu.org/
Like it is name this is a pretty little cafe. It will welcome you with a mother’s loving embrace. You ring the bell as if you are entering house and they open the door for you. Actually you are indeed having breakfast at your home. Also many of the ingredient for the local dishes are coming from their original places. Even the marmalades are home made. One of the details which makes this place special and different is the matchbooks of many countries and brands placed on the walls. There is also a card postal corner. Maybe it is the owners’ longing for the old ways of communication maybe not but they are staying there like as if they are waiting for their postman to arrive. They hang the card postals on the walls for their costumers to see next time they visit. We recommend this place with its many more details like reading room, original restroom if you want your mood to completely change after a breakfast.
Address : Katip Mustafa Çelebi District, Sıraselviler Cd. Billurcu Street, No 23, Beyoğlu
Telephone : +90212 2928880
Working Hours : 08:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Web : http://www.cookpoint.com.tr/
If you want your order to be prepared right in front of your eyes, Cook Point is the place. Because here a lovely chat and a wonderful Turkish breakfast can be had at the same time. We guarantee a cheerful service. Their presentation is quite successful too. And ideal for those who would like some desert after a breakfast.
Address : Tomtom District, Yeniçarşı Road, No 74, Beyoğlu
Telephone : +90212 252 1094
Working Hours : Sunday-Thursday 09:00 – 00:00/Friday-Saturday 09:00-02:00
Web : http://limonlubahce.com/
A chance for you to have breakfast in a garden and alongside a fireplace is at Limonlu Bahçe. Within the city but far from the crowds. With its cheerful service it is a brilliant place for you to have a Turkish breakfast. Fans of Menemen will become regulars for sure. Very ideal for winter times.
Address : Fenerbahçe District, Kalamış Road, Yelken Street, No 1/B, Kadıköy
Telephone : +90216 249 2779
Working Hours : 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Web : http://tatlihuzur.com/
Decorated as if it was your home, you will like this place very much. You can enjoy your breakfast along with a nice music. The pastry variants in the menus will steal your heart. You are free to choose a table either in the garden or at the inner house. It such a silent and calm place that you may read your book while enjoying your coffee. It really deserves its name. Tatlı Huzur, with its fresh products is available at Kalamış. There are even instructional services in the workshops like astrology and cinema at pre-determined days of the week.
Address : Çayırbaşı District, Kefeliköy Bağlar Yolu Street, No 3/B Sarıyer
Telephone : +90212 223 2533
Working Hours : 9 a.m. -11 p.m.
Web : http://www.anzersofrasi.com/
Here is the place where you can meet with culture of our beautiful Black sea. You don’t have to go too far for you to enjoy that brilliant Kuymak. A very nice Black sea food table will be waiting for you at Sarıyer. It is very pleasing to see Black sea cookery the one of the best of the Turkish local cookery within Istanbul. You will feel that calming weather of the tea gardens while drinking from your tea. Who knows, maybe while at it Bosphorus will turn into the vicious currents of the Blacksea too…
Address : Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa District, Kılıç Ali Paşa Mescidi Street, No 10/B, Beyoğlu
Telephone : +90533 362 6556
Working Hours : 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Yet another fine breakfast place. Gakkı, lexically means “egg”. Irreplaceable element of breakfast… You may enjoy yourself here with breakfast on the ground, omelette, and lots of tea. Don’t leave your table without trying the local taste “Hıçın” as well! It has potatoes and chees inside and served alongside with cherry marmalade. To fans of gözleme, grassy and cheesy gözleme is quite famous here as well. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so.
Address : Rumeli Hisarı District, Yahya Kemal Road, No 16, Sarıyer
Telephone : +90212 265 7171
Working Hours : 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Web : http://www.lokma.com.tr/
A chance of having Turkish breakfast alongside the sea air and view and with a wonderful decoration is at Lokma. It is one of the places with the best presentation of breakfast ingredient. You will be quite satisfied in a visual sense. If you are looking for a great breakfast service with a sea view, this is the place. Bring your table many diverse tastes, you won’t want to leave this place. We recommend for you to place a reservation beforehand in order to prevent any misfortunes.