The best breakfast in Istanbul

I know this is a strong statement, but the breakfast was delicious, the service was impeccable and everything was very affordable!

To find that little gem, head to Ortakoy neighbourhood. Admire one of the most beautiful view in Istanbul on the main square and wander in the little streets.

Istanbul OrtakoyIstanbul Ortakoy

This where we found Ortaköy Cafe Kahvalti. If you decide to go there after reading this blog, make sure to go with a very empty stomach.

Once settled on the nice street terrace with little blankets to keep us warm (we were there in March) we ordered what seemed to be their speciality (our Turkish is non-existent so we asked the waitress and with a mixture of English and pointing at the menu we figured out what the speciality was).

Ortaköy Cafe Kahvalti

We went for the ‘Serpme Kahvalti’ which is their breakfast for two. As part of it we had the choice between omelet and menemen. We of course went for the local option, menemen, a traditional Turkish dish made of eggs, tomatoes, peppers and a few more toppings.

Ortaköy Cafe Kahvalti

Everything was excellent and between the menemen, the cheese, bread, olives, etc. We were full for the day!

I also mentioned above that the service was really good. A good example is when the waitress overheard me saying that I never had Turkish coffee – two minutes later a Turkish coffee was served without me asking for anything and at no extra cost!Ortaköy Cafe Kahvalti

With very full stomach, we headed back toward the Bosporus for a digestive cruise.

Istanbul Bosphorus seagulls

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