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Best Turkish Breakfast in Istanbul

Posted on 7 March 2016
Updated On: 3 July 2020

turkish-breakfast photoThe Turkish people in general are very creative in preparing meals, they care about diversity of their food, Turks known about their passion for food, but Breakfast is still many years ago, is the most important on the list of Turkish per capita throughout the day, from east to west, and in spite of the different components traditional meal and diversity between the Turkish cities and villages, but there is a significant link and similarity widely collected.

Turks don’t get enough from one kind, or fast breakfast, except in rare cases, but if it is a family Breakfast or in a restaurant, it is not uncommon to see long tables stretching in dishes containing different varieties of yogurt, cheese, olives, honey with cream, and the types of jams made locally or homemade, cucumber and fresh tomatoes.

And Turks are famous of preparing scrambled eggs with tomato, green pepper, one of the types of cheese, or what is known in Turkish as “menemen”, or recognized as “shakshouka” in the Arab kitchens.

Turkish tea is not missing from the Breakfast meal at all, the tea pitcher remains boiling on the gas for the duration of eating Breakfast and after it, as the Turks considered the Breakfast meal is the Best time in the day a nice chatting, and there is no better than the Turkish tea companion for such talks, and the Breakfast will continue along with the talks, until the tea pitcher finished and then Turkish coffee made.

Where can I eat a traditional Turkish Breakfast in Istanbul?

Istanbul has many specialized restaurants for preparing Turkish Breakfast only, without the rest of the meals, as well as public restaurants offering all meals and forms of food, and tourists can experience the Turkish Breakfast very easily due to the proliferation of restaurants and no need for a lot of money.

Van Kahvalti Evi (Van Breakfast House)

You must discover and experience this modest restaurant in the “cihangir” area near Taksim Square and Istiklal Street which considered as the city center. Turks and tourists go to this nice place all the times, and you see it always crowded, as it is famous for its traditional Breakfast meal in the cities of eastern Anatolia, in addition to the unlimited number of Turkish tea cups.

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Besiktas Kahvaltıcilar Sokagı (Breakfast Street in Besiktas)

“Besiktas” contains between the folds of its alleys an entire street of competent restaurants for preparing and serving Turkish Breakfast only, and the number of restaurants in that alley are more than 20 restaurants, and the numbers are rising with time, due to the increase in the number of tourists and visitors.

The alley named “Celebioglu Sokak”, and can be easily accessed as long as you arrive to Besiktas, one of the famous places in the European side of Istanbul.

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Kale Café (Castle Café)

Located near the “Rumeli Hisari Castle”, in the European side of Istanbul, near the Bosphorus Bridge, is characterized by its quietness and its proximity to the Bosphorus Strait, as well as its proximity to one of the most important historical and tourist landmarks in the city, the castle built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror as a first step to open Constantinople.

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Sade Kahve (Black Coffee)

Overlooking the Bosphorus Bay, and close to the “Rumeli Hisari” Castle, Includes a very small number of tables and chairs inside, which is characterized by the old design based on Antiques, but it has a large number of places outside, in front of Bosphorus completely, and it is usually very crowded in the spring and summer, and weekends, and probably need to stand in line waiting to get a table and chairs for seating, but will no doubt would be worth the wait.Black-Coffee image

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