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Top 10 Breakfast Points in Istanbul

Top 10 Breakfast Points in Istanbul

If you are visiting Istanbul/Türkiye, one of the famous things that must be tasted is Turkish breakfast. Turkish breakfast includes special dishes such as bay-kaymak, menemen, sucuklu yumurta, kavurmalı yumurta, simit, börek. There are all Turkish names and when you go to the places, you can order these items if you want to taste the goods of Türkiye. In addition to that, breakfast menus include international tastes such as croissants, eggs with salmon, croique madame and they are cooked and bakes so well. There are some places more local which you can drink çay and eat simit, and some places more fancy which you can also have alcohol during the breakfast! Let’s discover the breakfast places for all tastes.

Find A Breakfast Point Nearby

Namlı Gurme

When it comes to breakfast, one of the first locations that comes to mind is Namlı Gurme. Namlı Gurme’s first and most popular location is in Karaköy, where locals and tourists both visit for all-day breakfast. With its delicious dishes, Namlı Gurme, one of the best examples of the delicatessen and cafe idea, provides a gourmet breakfast experience. Since 2015, Namlı Gurme has won numerous honors, including “Best Breakfast Spot” and “Best Shopping Location” every year between 2009 and 2015. Namlı Gurme Karaköy allows you to create your own breakfast plate from the options available. Fresh fruit is usually available. Among the alternatives are cheese, eggs, sausages, pastrami, and olives. Breakfast and brunch are available at any time of the day. Following breakfast, stroll down Karaköy’s main street and enjoy a coffee or beer.

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Namlı Gurme

Boris’in Yeri

Boris’in Yeri is a breakfast place in Kumkapı, has opened almost 100 years. Kumkapı mostly preferred by specific immigrants and middle eastern tourists. But it’s a different story for Boris’s Yeri. Because it has kept its old style, the typical Turkish breakfast place is very popular with Korean tourists. The guy who named the place Boris is originally Bulgarian minority dies in 1996. The breakfast place has old decor, takes its visitors to 80-90’s. Boris’in Yeri has lots of signature dishes. One of the first one is Bal-Kaymak (Honey and Cream) which is common in Turkish breakfast. Also you can try egg dishes with kavurma (roasting) or sucuk (sausage). Ekmek Kadayıfı (a dessert with syrup) is the signature desert of the place. Boris’in Yeri is a unique place to have breakfast that is close to Sultanahmet and must be seen on tours of the old city.

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Boris’in Yeri

Emek Cafe

Emek Cafe, located in Yeniköy, one of the calm and elegant areas on the Bosphorus, is known for its serene ambiance because to its proximity to the sea. Emek Cafe is the best place to go for a typical Turkish breakfast if you’re looking for something basic. A traditional Turkish breakfast could include cheeses, cold cuts, olives, Bal-Kaymak (Honey and Cream), menemen, eggs with sucuk, and pastries. Emek Cafe is a delight for your eyes and stomach. During the week and on the weekends, this is a popular hangout spot for locals and has a local vibe. All day long breakfast is available.

Emek Cafe

Baylan

With its location right by the sea, the branch in Bebek is a must-visit place for weekend breakfasts. Baylan promises a weekend-worthy breakfast with its high-level service, large breakfast and pastry menu, and champagne cocktail options such as Mimosa and Bellini that you can drink with breakfast. You can choose from the extensive menu or get a cappuccino and a croissant for breakfast at Bebek Baylan. The restaurant is in the popular Bebek district, which gets a lot of footfall on weekends. Following breakfast, don’t forget to take a tour of the region, go to the shore, and visit Bebek Park.

Baylan

Brekkie

Brekkie, located in Kadıköy, has some of the best croissants and sweet and savory sandwiches made with croissants. Brekkie Kadkoy has so many regulars that after a certain time in the morning, it gets very busy. You might have to wait in line, but it will be well worth it! Warm croissants are unbelievably delicious. You can try croissants with things like eggs and avocados on them. They come on big plates and are very filling. In addition to croissants, you can also get delicious cookies and different kinds of coffee. You can even buy sweet or salty croissants to go and have a picnic in Yoğurtcu Parkı, which is close to Brekkie Kadıköy.

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Brekkie Moda

Tarihi Çengelköy Çınaraltı

Tarihi Çengelköy Çınaraltı has traditionally been a hotspot for those who live on Istanbul’s Anatolian side, especially in the morning. It’s especially delightful in the location to pick a table close to the shore and have breakfast with a fantastic sea view. One of the best characteristics of this location is that you can bring food from outside. The famous “Börek” of Çengelköy may be bought and eaten in Tarihi Çengelköy Çınaraltı. The spot’s breakfast menu is likewise very extensive. Breakfast plates, eggs, omelette choices, menemen, and sausage pan are available all day. If you visit around lunchtime or in the late afternoon, you will have more alternatives, including soup, salad, snacks, toast, sandwiches, burgers, meatballs, and seafood. They’re all delicious.

Tarihi Çengelköy Çınaraltı

Kale Rumeli Hisarı

Kale is also one of the iconic places for breakfast that is chosen by locals for many years. You can find all special tastes of Turkish style breakfast here. You must order “Kale Serpme Kahvaltı” first of all because they contains both classics of “Serpme Kahvaltı” concept in a very simple and delicious way and also contains grilled halloumi cheese, Turkish style crepes and different kinds of freshly baked breads. Different than some places similar to Kale, you can also find “Gözleme”, famous Turkish cuisine, here. Kale serves late breakfast, and it’s open until 5-6 pm. Also during Ramadan time, this is a place highly preferred for sahur. This place is located along side with the sea view and located in Rumeli Hisarı, one of the top places for breakfast in Istanbul. Before or after breakfast, it’s a great idea to walk by the seashore towards Bebek or Emirgan. Actually you can spend all day in this region by having breakfast, walking around, having a coffee, eating fish and sea food for lunch or dinner. 

Kale

Emirgan Sütiş

Emirgan Sütiş One of the most visited and most crowded places in Istanbul! Emirgan Sütiş is a highly recommended place by locals and tourists from 6 am to 2 am! Breakfast of this place is also very popular and as a result of this popularity especially if you go in a good whether at the weekend, there is always a long line of people waiting to find a spot. You can find all kind of breakfast goods, goods made with egg and börek choices here. Don’t miss: “Kol böreği”, “Su böreği”, “Bal-kaymak”, “Cheese plate”, “Izgara sucuk”. In addition to these choice the egg of your choice from the choices in the menu. “Menemen with cheese and sucuk” or “Kavurmalı Yumurta” would be a good idea. Emirgan, place’s location, is a very old and iconic neighboor which you can have the sea view. Places nearby that you can spend time afterwards are; coffee shops, shisha cafes, museums! What else for the weekend? 

Emirgan Sütiş

Van Kahvaltı Evi 

During weekends, there is a legendary line that forms in front of Van Kahvaltı Evi, located in Cihangir.   Cihangir is a place which is highly visited by actors and film producers and this location, where you will be surrounded by impatient waiting people, is one of the city’s most popular breakfast routes. If you don’t want to wait in line, you can visit the branch in Nişantaşı. There are flavors which will increase your appetite, such as fenugreek, tahini-molasses, boiled eggs, tomatoes, and cucumbers, in addition to Van-exclusive breakfast variations such as “Otlu peynir, “ballı cevizli kavut”, “Cevizli çemen, “Murtuğa”, and “Jaji”. If you want to try something that it’s hard to taste in any other place, you “must” and “must” visit this place. All of this should, of course, be complemented with endless tea and warm, crispy pastries. 

Van Kahvaltı Evi

Kadıköy Menemenci

When it comes to Turkish breakfast, menemen is one of the primary flavors that springs to mind. You can consume several kind of menemen in this place located in Kadıköy. Sausage, cheese, cheddar, sausage, pastrami, roasted chicken, minced meat, olives, potatoes, and so forth. The amounts served on special platters practically serve as a protein bed, inviting you to a feast. There are also other classic breakfast good here. So you have a plenty of foods besides menemen.  

Kadıköy Menemenci

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